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How to Make Homemade Chicken Soup

Updated on September 4, 2011

Do you love Chicken Soup?

If you love chicken soup like me, you know the endless varieties: Chicken Noodle Soup, Chicken Rice Soup, Spicy Chicken Soup, Cheese and Broccoli Chicken Soup, and many other recipes.

I like chicken soup because it is an easy way to stay healthy! I always load my soup up with lots of vegetables and some good spices. 

This lens is created to share ideas about what to put into your chicken soup, how to cook chicken soup, how to make chicken stock, and other tasty topics :) Please join in by adding your favorite ingredients and recipes :)

Photo Credit: Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

The secret to delicious soup is often butter. You can add just a couple of slices or a whole lot. Even a tablespoon or two gives soup some "magic." I use a new invention called the One Click Butter Cutter to easily add butter to my meals. It stores butter and also cuts just one slice at a time with a squeeze of the hand.

Health Benefits of Chicken Soup

My favorite website for looking up the health benefits of any food is a site called The World's Healthiest Foods. When I want to know how good something is for me I use that website to search for the ingredient.

Here's a news story about Chicken Soup's Health Benefits

Chicken soup has anti-inflammatory properties, so it's good for treating colds and the flu.

The easiest chicken soup recipe ever!

This is how I make chicken soup in under an hour. Actual cooking time is only about 20-30 minutes, but if you need to cut up the veggies then the prep can take awhile.

1. Cut up an assortment of veggies and put them in a pot.

2. Open some cans of chicken and put the chicken in the pot.

3. Put a bullion cube in the pot.

4. Add some fun spices.

5. Fill up the pot with water.

6. Add several slices of butter.

7. Bring pot to a boil and cook for awhile.

8. Add rice or noodles, and cook some more time.

The total cooking time varies.. If you cook the veggies longer, the broth will become more like vegetable stock. But, if you like your noodles to be al dente, then only cook the noodles for the length of time it says on the package.

MSG-FREE Chicken Bouillon Cubes

I discovered this MSG-free chicken bouillon cube at Grocery Outlet. It looks like Amazon has the same low price for them. It's great if you are looking for a quick, easy way to add some natural chicken broth to your soup.

How to Make Chicken Stock

If you want to learn how to make Chicken Stock (rather than make chicken soup with store-bought chicken broth or chicken bouillon), these are some great recipes.

What do you use for chicken stock?

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How do you like your chicken soup? Please add your own recipes, suggestions, and tips :)

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      diah-aprilly 4 years ago

      great and fantastic..

      thanks for Chicken Soups !

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      Barbara Isbill 5 years ago from New Market Tn 37820

      I like the suggestion of adding butter. Love its flavor in soup. Enjoyed your delicious 'recipe plus ' lens. Thumbs up. I have included it in my 'Mama Ruby's Chicken Soup' lens. Hope you have a great day.

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      galant 7 years ago

      I agree, the one of the best parts about making homemade chicken soup is that I get to use all kinds of different ingredients. I added cabbage to the list.

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      ideadesigns 8 years ago

      Great Work! I'm linking to your lens at Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup.

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      dyllen 9 years ago

      Welcome to the 'Soups - Great Food - Recipes and Chefs' Group

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      5 stars for your great lens!

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      ShellHarris 9 years ago

      L-May - Sorry to write you here, but you don't have a contact link. I'm looking for chicken recipes to share. I have created a new chicken recipe web site at If you care to share a recipe or as many as you like.

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      SpicySun 10 years ago

      Hi! Great lens! I can't wait to read more.....Please visit my new lens Spicy Sun Rubs and Dips! It is soooo delicious! Your friend, SPICY!

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      DogWhisperWoman1 10 years ago

      5* Yummy! Dog Whisper Woman

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      Gatsby LM 10 years ago

      Yes I do with lots of veggies! 5* Best Natural Dog Food

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      Nothing like homemade chicken or turkey (my fav) soup! - Kathy

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      Helen 10 years ago

      Fantastic lens, you've done a great job! Thanks for joining our Home Cooking And Baking group! Stop by Watkins Gourmet Foods for some chicken soup ingredients.

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      dyllen 10 years ago


      Your lens would be a great addition to the Soups Group:

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      Have a great day! Dylan