Heart-Warming Chicken Soup

Nourish your soul with these chicken soup recipes that cure colds, mend broken hearts, and erase bad days.

  • Spicy Chicken Soup
    Photo: Oxmoor House

    Spicy Chicken Soup

    If you like a little kick to your dish, this Spicy Chicken Soup is for you! Rely on convenience items such as chopped cooked chicken, canned chicken broth and canned veggies to make this super-quick soup.
  • Chicken-Vegetable Soup
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro

    Chicken-Vegetable Soup

    In addition to carrots and leeks, this hearty soup features turnips and parsnips for subtle sweetness and bite.
  • Mama's Chicken Soup
    Charles E. Walton IV

    Chicken Soup

    It isn't elegant, just simple and delicious. While its cold-fighting properties are in debate, chicken soup will certainly warm you to your toes. Try using this solid traditional recipe as a base, adding hot cooked rice or noodles to create heartier versions.
  • Southwestern Chicken Soup
    Photo: Oxmoor House

    Southwestern Chicken Soup

    Not your traditional chicken soup, this Mexican-inspired broth-based soup starring chicken and cannellini beans is a winter favorite. Add as much or as little salsa verde as you like to control the amount of heat.
  • Lemon Grass Chicken Soup
    James Carrier

    Lemon Grass Chicken Soup

    This Asian-inspired chicken soup is chock full of meat, vegetables, and delicious spices like lemongrass, ginger, garlic, and fish sauce.
  • Yucatecan Chicken-and-Lime Soup
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Fonda Shaia

    Yucatecan Chicken-and-Lime Soup

    This chicken soup gets its authentic coastal Mexican flavor from the addition of serrano chiles, Key lime juice, and avocado. Top with tortilla strips for a bit of crunchiness.
  • Coconut-Curry Chicken Soup
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Coconut-Curry Chicken Soup

    This fresh soup flavored with coconut and curry make this Thai recipe a reader favorite. Snow peas, spinach, and chicken breast add flavor, texture, and a wealth of nutrients.
  • Mexican Chicken Soup
    Photo: William Meppem

    Mexican Chicken Soup

    Avocado, lime and cilantro give this chicken and rice soup its Mexican flair. It makes about 8 servings and is great for when you're having a crowd.
  • Classic Chicken Soup
    Photo: Anna Williams

    Classic Chicken Soup

    If you're a chicken soup novice, this recipe is for you. Classic Chicken Soup from Real Simple is pared to just six ingredients–chicken, carrots, celery, onion, salt and pepper. You'll learn the basic technique for creating a great soup while keeping the shopping list short.
  • Thai Shrimp and Chicken Soup
    Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Thai Shrimp and Chicken Soup

    Spicy, sweet, and savory, this exotic chicken soup can be made in less than 45 minutes. Light coconut milk mixes with chicken broth to create a creamy yet healthy broth. Give it a try when you're craving chicken soup with an Asian twist.
  • Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

    Chicken noodle soup is probably the top comfort food of all time. You'll need to start a day ahead to prepare the tasty homemade broth used in the recipe.
  • Ginger Chicken Soup with Vegetables
    Photo: Michael Paul

    Ginger Chicken Soup with Vegetables

    Add ginger to a traditional chicken soup recipe and you get this out-of-the-ordinary–yet 100 percent cold-weather comforting–chicken soup. It's the perfect recipe for using up leftover rotisserie chicken and vegetables.
  • Chicken Noodle Soup with Fresh Tarragon
    Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Chicken Noodle Soup with Tarragon

    Quality brown stock is the key to this great recipe. Brown stock differs from white stock in that the chicken and vegetables spend half the time caramelizing in the oven and the other half in the stockpot flavoring the liquid; white stock is made entirely on the stovetop. Once you have the stock, throwing together this soup is a snap.
  • Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup with Chicken
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Wild Rice- Mushroom Soup with Chicken

    This simple, easy-to-prepare soup uses quick-cooking rice, canned chicken broth, and matchstick-cut carrots to speed preparation. You'll make a warm and comforting soup in half the time.
  • Chicken-Tortilla Soup
    Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Martin

    Chicken Tortilla Soup

    This recipe matches the goodness of the tortilla soups found in Mexican restaurants. Very flavorful but not too spicy.

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