This is the best chicken soup recipe to eat during the fall and winter months when the weather turns considerably colder. Make a batch today!
Making soup from poultry is an economical way to put that turkey carcass from Thanksgiving to good use. Yes, you can stretch the food budget while including healthy meals for your family.
Whenever my energy level begins to slow, I make a large pot of chicken soup. This comfort food always makes me feel better. It is very satisfying, it boosts energy and is loaded with collagen. Collagen helps skin, hair and nails look their best.
BEST CHICKEN SOUP RECIPE EVER
Making your own chicken bone broth creates the base of this hearty soup. It’s not hard to make, in fact it does the heavy lifting while you sleep! It is economical because you are getting multiple meals and it doesn’t have added ingredients such as MSG in it.
While you can certainly just sip on a large mug of chicken bone broth, I especially find it to be a hearty and satisfying meal when vegetables and meat are added. And, if you don’t mind a few carbohydrates thrown in, then a little rice, a few egg noodles or a potato could nicely round out this soup.
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BEST CHICKEN SOUP RECIPE
This is a hearty, homemade chicken soup, perfect on a cold day or whenever you aren't feeling your best. Make a pot today!
- 2 T butter
- 2 medium garlic cloves, smashed
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1 cup celery
- 2 medium zucchini's, chopped
- 1 large carrot, diced
- 1/2 medium tomato, diced
- 8 cups chicken bone broth OR turkey bone broth
- 1-2 cups chopped chicken
- 1 can green beans
- 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- sea salt and pepper to taste
In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add garlic and onions and saute, stirring occasionally for 3 - 5 minutes.
Add celery, zucchini, tomatoes, carrots, herbs, salt and pepper.
Cover and cook, stirring occasionally for 7 - 8 minutes.
Add bone broth and chicken. Cover and let simmer an additional 10 - 20 minutes or longer.
Add canned green beans and fresh parsley. Simmer for a few more minutes.
You can add chopped cooked potato too but it is not necessary.
Soup is wonderful as is but you could also pour the soup over a spoonful of rice or egg noodles in your bowl, if you wish. I do not add either of these to the soup because they suck up all the liquid and become mushy.