Universally acknowledged as a comfort food, chicken soup is extremely nutritious, healthy and very easy to make. Explore this article to know the recipes for preparing chicken soup.

How To Make Chicken Soup

Recipes for chicken soup are limitless and colorful. It can be prepared with a wide variety of ingredients, right from the classic mulligatawny to the traditional creamy chicken soup. One of the most versatile soups, chicken soup has been and will always be a family favorite. Since it has anti-inflammatory properties, chicken soup helps in clearing cold ridden stuffed noses and sore throats. Every chicken soup recipe has a different taste, depending on the ingredients, cooking style and locality. Central European chicken soup tastes different from the Mexican chicken soup, which in turn differs from the South East Asian variety. But what makes the soup common, is the chicken and water. Read on further to learn how to make chicken soup.
Chicken Soup Recipes
Recipe 1
  • 1 (4-5 pounds) Chicken
  • 2½ quarts Cold Water
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 2 cubes Chicken Bouillon
  • 1 Onion (chopped)
  • 2 Carrots (chopped)
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 2 stalks of Celery (chopped)
  • Parsley (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Coriander Leaves (for garnishing)
  • Wash the chicken thoroughly, removing all the excess fat.
  • Cut the chicken into quarter pieces.
  • Take a stock pot and place the chicken pieces in it.
  • Add water, bay leaf and 2 tsp of salt. Stir well.
  • Cover the pot and boil the mixture.
  • Remove the cover and carefully discard the froth collected on the surface of the mixture.
  • Cover and simmer the mixture for 2 to 2½ hours.
  • Add celery, carrot, parsley and onions. Mix well.
  • Cover and simmer for another 45 to 50 minutes.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.
Recipe 2
  • 3-4 Chicken Drumsticks
  • 1 Onion (sliced thickly)
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 3 cups Water
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric
  • ¼ tsp Garlic Paste
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Remove the skin and fat from the chicken. Wash it thoroughly.
  • Place a large pot on fire and heat oil in it.
  • Add onion slices and stir fry.
  • When the onion turns light or golden brown, add chicken drumsticks. Mix well and cook for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Add water in a heavy pot and boil it.
  • Add the fried chicken and onions to the water.
  • Add turmeric, garlic paste, salt and pepper to the mixture. Mix well.
  • Cover the pot and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Serve hot.
Recipe 3
  • 2 cups Chicken (cooked and sliced)
  • 5 cups Chicken Stock
  • 2 tbsp Ginger Root (minced)
  • 2 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 3 Peppercorns
  • 2 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 cup Snow Peas (sliced oblique)
  • 1 cup Bamboo Shoots (sliced and rinsed)
  • ½ cup Green Onions/ Celery (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp Rice Wine/ White Wine Vinegar
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Red Pepper Flakes (to taste)
  • Place a large pot over medium heat and heat sesame oil.
  • Add ginger root and garlic to it and saute.
  • Add chicken stock and boil the mixture.
  • Add snow peas, green onions and bamboo shoots. Stir well.
  • Cover and simmer the mixture for about 5 minutes till the peas turn tender.
  • Add in sliced chicken, rice wine vinegar, salt, red pepper flakes and peppercorns.
  • Simmer the soup till the chicken is heated through.
  • Serve hot.

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