For those of us who are planners, this classic and comforting chicken soup can be made and frozen into three separate batches. And for those that need a little extra nourishment, choose from our three combos - all add an extra punch of protein, iron and zinc, which are essential for recovery.
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Save Recipe Print
Chicken Soup 3 Ways
Total:
1 hr 15 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 15 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Soup:
Flavor Variations:

Directions

Make the soup: Add the broth and 4 cups water to a large soup pot and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the chicken with salt. Submerge the chicken pieces in the broth. When the broth starts to boil, reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook until the breast and tender start to separate, about 15 minutes, then remove with tongs or a large strainer. Continue simmering the leg pieces until the meat pulls away from the bone, about 10 more minutes. Remove the legs from the pot and set aside. When the meat is cool enough to handle, remove the skin and shred the meat by hand.

Add the carrots and celery stalks (reserve the leaves) to the soup and simmer until tender, about 8 minutes. Stir in the shredded chicken until just heated through, about 3 minutes, then remove from the heat. Season with salt, stir in the celery leaves and cool to room temperature.

Divide the soup into three 4-cup servings and freeze in containers for up to 1 month.

To reheat: Thaw a container of soup and bring to a low boil in a medium saucepan. Add the desired combo mix-ins and cook for a just a few minutes to heat through. Serve.

Our Best Thanksgiving Videos 15 Videos

Get the recipe

Sticky Pecan Pull-Apart Bread 00:37

This simple dessert is a crowd pleaser that only uses a few ingredients.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Perfect Roast Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Parker's Split Pea Soup

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Oven-Fried Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Chicken and Leek Cornish Turnover

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

First Moon Chicken Stir-Fry

Senate Bean Soup

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy

Recipe courtesy of The Neelys

Italian Wedding Soup

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Browse Reviews By Keyword