Soul-Warming Chicken Soup Recipes

Is there anything more soothing than a bowl of warm chicken soup? Check out our recipes for flavorful twists on the classic.

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Chicken Soup with Matzo Balls

A warm bowl of rich chicken soup is the ultimate soul-warming supper. Ina Garten starts by making a homemade chicken stock, which she later uses to cook the matzo balls in. Leave the skins on the onion and garlic — it gives the soup its golden hue and it all gets strained later.

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Chicken and Quinoa Soup

Simmer quinoa with aromatic vegetables and shredded rotisserie chicken for a nutritious bowl of warmth and comfort. 

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Chicken-Rice Soup

Cook the rice with tomatoes and carrots, and then puree before adding it back to the pan with veggies and tender chicken bites. It's a nourishing dinner, perfect for a chilly evening.

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Chicken-and-Dumpling Soup

For the dumplings in his comforting soup, Michael Symon recommends using an ice-cream scoop to form the dough. Drop them in the hot broth and cover until the dumplings become plump and float to the surface.

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Chicken-Lentil Curry Soup

This exotic bowl of soup incorporates scallion, jalapeno and apple into coconut milk to achieve maximum flavor. It's hearty and perfect for a chilly winter evening.

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Chicken and Pasta Soup

Put last night's chicken to good use by shredding the leftovers and stirring into a flavorful broth. Prepare your favorite pasta — orzo works nicely — and add to the soup right before serving.

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Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Turn a comfort food favorite, chicken pot pie, into a soup, and serve it with chips made from pie dough. It's fun to play around with the classics sometimes. 

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Chicken Nacho Soup

Instead of tortilla strips, garnish chicken soup with a comfort food favorite: nachos. For the perfect bite, dunk a chip into the soup, making sure to scoop up the chicken and hominy. 

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Chicken Soup with Wild Rice and Hominy

The combination of wild rice and hominy works marvelously in this soul-warming bowl of classic chicken soup. Enrich store-bought chicken broth by adding a roast chicken carcass and fresh herbs.

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Chicken Egg-Drop Soup

The classic soup gets a healthier spin, thanks to low-sodium chicken broth and a good dose of leafy greens with the addition of watercress.

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Grilled Chicken Tortilla Soup with Tequila Crema

Bring piquant Southwestern flavors to your house with Guy Fieri’s rendition of tortilla soup, complete with a lime-y tequila sour cream topping.

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Lemon Chicken Soup and Salad

Using store-bought rotisserie chicken will cut down on the cooking time for this easy soup-and-salad combo.

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Chicken Caesar Soup

Your favorite salad is reimagined as a bowl of creamy soup through this recipe. Parmesan cheese rinds in the broth amp up the umami flavors, while croutons flavored with anchovy fillets and hot sauce add a wonderful crunch. 

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Chicken and Dumpling Soup with Quinoa

This soup is loaded with fiber, thanks to the quinoa and the whole-wheat dumplings.

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Trisha's Chicken Tortilla Soup

Smoky cumin, a duo of beans and bright corn give Trisha Yearwood's simple soup its tried-and-true feel, while her addition of half-and-half takes the classic recipe to the next indulgent level. Before serving, top each bowl with tortilla chips for welcome texture.

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Thai Chicken Soup

This easy Thai soup is chock-full of tender chicken, rice noodles and sweet bell peppers. The comforting broth gets a creamy boost from rich coconut milk, and the green curry paste adds a satisfying dose of heat.

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Chicken Noodle Soup

Tyler Florence begins by simmering a whole chicken with aromatics, and then he uses the cooked chicken and the chicken stock he created to make a fresh, flavorful soup.

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Simple Chicken Soup

Skip the rigors of making flavorful stock from scratch by simply enriching store-bought chicken broth with aromatic vegetables and bones. It will help you cut down on cooking time when you want something warm and comforting.

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Hearty Italian Chicken and Vegetable Soup

This chicken soup is packed with lots of good-for-you vegetables. Enhance store-bought broth with herbs and lemon for a quick soup that tastes like you simmered it all day long.

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Curried Chicken and Rice Soup

For a fun new twist on plain old chicken soup, add curry powder, rice and fresh herbs.

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