It’s getting colder outside as winter approaches. What’s better for your health and nutrition during the season than a bowl of hearty chicken soup? This classic recipe soothes the symptoms during a bout of flu while restoring your energy levels. If you’ve got a runny nose and blocked sinus, a steaming hot bowl of chicken soup is the ideal dish to pull your senses back online.
Chicken soup isn’t only a meal for the wintertime. A few alterations here and there and you create a new edge on the dish that suits any time of the year. Spicy Thai concoctions, creamy mac-and-cheese, and tortilla chicken soup are a few creative examples of chicken soups that offer a taste sensation you won’t forget.
So, strap on your kitchen apron, fire up the stove and pull out the crockpot. Here are 17-homemade chicken soup recipes. Give them all a try. They’re easy to make and super-yummy!
1. Classic Chicken Noodle Soup
The original cold-weather classic. Chicken noodle soup puts a smile on anyone’s face from the moment they take their first sip. It’s so easy to make and bursting with nutrition.
2-1/2 lbs skinless chicken breast and thighs with the bone.
2-1/2-cups wide egg noodles.
2-tablespoons Extra-virgin olive oil.
2-sliced celery stalks.
1-chopped small onion.
5-crushed garlic cloves.
2-cups chicken bone broth or stock.
Chopped parsley and dill.
2-tablespoons of lemon juice.
Crushed Himalayan pink salt and cracked black pepper.
Add the EVOO to a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Throw in the celery, carrots, garlic, and onion, seasoning with salt and pepper. Cook for 8 to 10-minutes until soft and golden brown. Add the stock or broth and the chicken pieces, seasoning with salt and pepper. Bring the soup to a boil and then reduce to a low simmer.
Cover the pot and cook for 45-minutes until the chicken cooks through. Remove the chicken, stripping the meat and discarding the bones. Return the chicken to the crockpot and add the noodles. 6 to 7-minutes later, when the noodles are soft, remove the soup from the heat and stir in the lemon juice, dill, and parsley. Serve with salt and pepper to taste.