Easy chicken soup recipe

Today, I am going to show you how to make chicken soup; added to this easy chicken soup recipe, are some Yukon gold potatoes that make you full when eaten, hence this chicken soup recipe can be eaten as a main dish. It is so creamy and easy to make at home.

What is Chicken Soup?

Chicken soup is a dish made from simmering chicken, often with vegetables, in water or stock for several hours. The liquid which is leftover after the cooking process is completed is called stock. It can then be used later to make a broth or even poured over some cooked pasta to create a simple chicken noodle soup! One of the most classic uses for it though is matzo ball soup – a rich broth filled with balls of dough made from matzo (a type of flatbread) flour, eggs, and chicken fat or oil.

Origin of chicken soup

There is some debate about where chicken soup originated from, but most sources agree that it was made in Ancient Egypt. However, there are also claims that the Greeks and Jews have also created their own versions of this dish. It has even been said to be one of Cleopatra’s beauty secrets!

What are the health benefits of chicken soup?

There are many advantages to drinking soup regularly, but there are particular benefits that come with drinking chicken soup. It is packed full of vitamins and minerals like calcium, iron, selenium, and magnesium which keeps your bones healthy! It also contains anti-inflammatory properties that can help to heal the body and reduce pain. This is especially beneficial if you have a cold or flu, as the chicken soup has been shown to speed up healing time!

Creamy easy chicken soup recipe
Creamy easy chicken soup recipe

Ingredients for easy chicken soup recipe

  • 3 medium sized boneless chicken breasts
  • 6 cups of water
  • 2 cups Yukon gold potatoes
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon seasoning
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 3 medium sized carrots
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 cups broccoli florets

This very chicken soup recipe is honestly the best that you can ever have, it is creamy, warming, filling, and also loaded with lots of healthy vegetables.

How to make chicken soup at home

Easy chicken soup recipe filled with some vegetables.
Easy chicken soup in a pot; made with some fresh healthy vegetables.
  1. You are going to start by placing a medium sized soup pot on the stovetop, add 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter and allow to melt, add 1 cup of diced onion to it and saute for 2 minutes until fragrant.
  2. When onion is fragrant, add in ½ cup of chopped carrots and ¼ cup of celery stalk and stir for 2 minutes; once you can notice that bright color and veggies are almost softened, add in 3 minced garlic cloves and stir fry for 30 seconds,
  3. Sprinkle 3 tablespoons of flour, stir continuously and cook for a minute until the raw flavor has vanished, the flour serves as a thickener, it gives the soup a creamy consistency.
  4. Because I want my easy chicken soup recipe to be on the filling side so that I can serve it as a main dish, I’ll love to add in 2 ½ cup of Yukon gold potatoes, stir and cook for a minute. You want the potatoes to absorb all the rich flavor of the stir-fried vegetables as well.
  5. After that, bring in 7 cups of plain water and mix to combine, add in 3 medium sized chicken breasts to the same pot, make sure the chicken is properly cleaned up before adding it to the pot.
  6. Go ahead and season that with 1 tbsp of chicken bouillon powder, 1 tsp of salt, ½ tsp each of black pepper, and chili powder and also 2 sprigs of fresh thyme. Mix the content properly, cover and bring to a boil on medium heat for 30 minutes.
  7. After 30 minutes of cooking the chicken; you can notice the rich and tasty broth already, there is no need of making a separate stock for this since the chicken and veggies have formed their own satisfying broth for the rest of the ingredients.
  8. So now, just reduce the heat to medium-low, take out the chicken breasts from the soup unto a chopping board, use a sharp knife to chop into your desired chunks, I love my own pieces to be on the moderate side so it will still be visible in the soup.
  9. When done, return the chicken pieces back to the pot, stir to mix, and add in 1 cup of frozen peas, cook the peas for 10 minutes, you want them to be a little bit tender before adding any other ingredients. At this point you can take out the thyme sprigs, they have already done their job.
  10. Now, add in the last ingredient which is your fresh broccoli and stir to combine nicely. So that was about 3 cups of broccoli florets and be sure to add these towards to end to prevent your pretty looking broccoli from turning mushy or overly soften. Cook that for a couple of minutes and garnish with some chopped parsley and your yummy homemade chicken soup is done. It can be served with some boiled white rice.
Easy chicken soup recipe

Easy chicken soup recipe

doctor 300Razi Brown
An easy chicken soup recipe just perfect for cold. I made this homemade chicken soup with some fresh vegetables such as Yukon gold potatoes and some broccoli florets. It is so creamy, filling and can be paired with rice.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Worldwide
Servings 10 people

Ingredients
  

  • 3 pieces chicken breast
  • 2 cups chopped Yukon gold potatoes
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp chicken bouillon seasoning
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3 large carrots chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 cups broccoli florets

Instructions
 

  • You are going to start by placing a medium sized soup pot on the stovetop, add 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter and allow it to melt, add 1 cup of diced onion to it and saute for 2 minutes until fragrant. If you’ve been observing my cooking videos, you will notice that I love cooking onion first until I can smell its awesome aroma before I bring in other vegetables.
  • When the onion is fragrant, add in ½ cup of chopped carrots and ¼ cup of celery stalk and stir for 2 minutes; once you can notice that bright color and veggies are almost softened, add in 3 minced garlic cloves and stir fry for 30 seconds.
  • Sprinkle 3 tablespoons of flour, stircontinuously and cook for a minute until the raw flavor has vanished, the flourserves as a thickener, it gives the soup a creamy consistency.
  • Because I want my chicken soup to be on the filling side so that I can serve it as a main dish, I’ll love to add in 2 ½ cups of Yukon gold potatoes, stir and cook for a minute. You want the potatoes to absorb all the rich flavor of the stir-fried vegetables as well.
  • After that, bring in 7 cups of plain water and mix to combine, add in 3 medium-sized chicken breasts to the same pot, make sure the chicken is properly cleaned up before adding it to the pot.
  • Go ahead and season that with 1 Tbsp of chicken bouillon powder, 1 tsp of salt, ½ tsp each of black pepper, and chili powder, and also 2 sprigs of fresh thyme. Mix the content properly, cover, and bring to a boil on medium heat for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes of cooking the chicken; you can notice the rich and tasty broth already, there is no need of making a separate stock for this since the chicken and veggies have formed their own satisfying broth for the rest of the ingredients.
  • So now, just reduce the heat to medium-low, take out the chicken breasts from the soup onto a chopping board, use a sharp knife to chop into your desired chunks, I love my own pieces to be on the moderate side so it will still be visible in the soup.
  • When done, return the chicken pieces back to the pot, stir to mix, and add in 1 cup of frozen peas, cook the peas for 10minutes, you want them to be a little bit tender before adding any other ingredients. At this point you can take out the thyme sprigs, they have already done their job.
  • Now, add in the last ingredient which is yourfresh broccoli and stir to combine nicely. So that was about 3 cups of broccoli florets and be sure to add these towards to end to prevent your pretty looking broccoli from turning mushy or overly soften hahah! Cook that for a couple ofminutes and garnish with some chopped parsley and your yummy chicken soup is done.

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This was a good one, I really love the yummy aroma that I’m perceiving right, I can wait to start eating it right away.  This is pure soul food, it’s filling, warming, and really the best option to combat this cold. You can pair your homemade chicken soup with rice or eat it as a main dish when potatoes are added to it.

I hope you love this easy chicken soup recipe and would love to try this out very soon, if you did, don’t hesitate to give me your feedback, that will mean a lot to me.

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