Homemade Chicken Soup is a timeless comfort food, perfect for nourishing the body and soul. It’s made with tender chicken, a variety of vegetables, and a flavorful broth. This soup is not only delicious but also often associated with healing properties, making it a go-to dish for cold and flu seasons.


  • 1 whole chicken (about 3-4 pounds), cut into pieces
  • 12 cups water
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: 1 cup egg noodles or rice
  • Optional: Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish


  1. In a large pot, combine the chicken pieces and water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Skim off any foam that rises to the top.
  2. Reduce the heat to a simmer and add the carrots, celery, onion, garlic, bay leaves, and thyme. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Simmer the soup, partially covered, for about 1 to 1.5 hours, or until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.
  4. Remove the chicken pieces from the soup. Let them cool slightly, then remove the meat from the bones. Discard the bones and any skin, and chop the meat into bite-sized pieces.
  5. Return the chicken meat to the soup. If you’re using noodles or rice, add them at this point and cook according to the package instructions.
  6. Adjust the seasoning of the soup as needed. Remove the bay leaves before serving.
  7. Serve hot, garnished with fresh parsley if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 210
  • Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Protein: 30g

Prep and Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 1 hour 30 minutes


  • Serves: 4-6 people

Homemade Chicken Soup is a heartwarming and comforting dish, ideal for those seeking a wholesome and satisfying meal. Its rich flavors and nourishing ingredients make it a beloved recipe for families around the world. Enjoy this homemade soup on a chilly day, or whenever you need a comforting and healthy meal.

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