Our Best Chicken Soup Recipes

These recipes spice up classic chicken soup with vegetables, pasta, and plenty of bold flavors.


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Chicken-Butternut Squash Soup

    Golden butternut squash, roasted with onions and curry powder, transports your taste buds to the wild side of chili. Chickpeas, dried apricots, and nutmeg-spiced walnuts add crunch. Just before serving, stir in chunks of tender rotisserie chicken.

Makes: 6 servings
Serving size: 6 main-dish servings
Start to Finish   45 mins 
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Coconut-Lime Chicken Soup

    By starting with a deli-roasted chicken, you can whip up this Thai-inspired soup in minutes. Fresh cilantro and lime brighten it up.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
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Mexi-Chicken Soup

    Salsa and green chilies give this simple chicken soup a delicious kick. Black beans and your favorite veggies make it a delicious meal.

Makes: 6 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
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Tortellini Florentine Soup

    This creamy soup is the perfect way to beat the winter chill. Ready-made ingredients such as packaged cheese tortellini, bottled Alfredo sauce, and deli-roasted chicken keep it simple to make.

Makes: 6 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
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Buffalo Chicken Soup

    Guests will love this quick and easy soup -- it's rich and creamy, with all the crowd-pleasing flavors of spicy buffalo chicken wings.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Cook   15 mins 
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Chicken Tortilla Soup

    Save time by making this soup with Mexican-seasoned chicken broth and canned tomatoes. Fresh jalapenos add a touch of heat.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Cook  6 hrs  to 7 hrs (low) or 3 to 3-1/2 hours (high)
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Sage Chicken Dumpling Soup

    Turned into a thick chicken soup with olives and mushrooms, this favorite is a bit more modern than Grandma's dumpling recipe. Savory stovetop biscuits keep it classic.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Cook   18 mins 
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French Chicken Stew

    Crusty French bread is the perfect complement to this hearty stew featuring mushrooms, carrots, potatoes, and boneless chicken thighs.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Slow Cook  6 hrs  to 7 hrs (low) or 3 to 4 hours (high)
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Chicken Edamame Chowder

    Make chicken soup a weeknight favorite with this Asian-inspired twist. Serve it with veggie spring rolls.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Cook   20 mins  to  30 mins 
Cook  7 hrs  to 8 hrs (low) or 3-1/2 to 4 hrs. (high) Slow Cooker: 3-1/2 or 4 qt.
10/21
Chicken Noodle Soup

    This classic chicken and egg noodle soup recipe is the perfect solution for leftover roast chicken.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Cook   15 mins 
11/21
Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

    Give pre-cooked chicken a jazzy new flavor by stirring it into a lively Louisiana-style gumbo. The secret to this soup's bold taste is a dash of Cajun seasoning and a deep, coppery-brown roux.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   40 mins 
Cook   40 mins 
12/21
Coq Au Vin Stew

    Beefy onion soup mix and red wine combine with chicken thighs, mushrooms, and onions for a stew that's luscious and comforting on a cold winter day.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Cook  5 hrs on low or 2-1/2 hours on high
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Chicken Chili

    Brimming with tender chicken and white kidney beans, this fiery chili owes its bold flavor to a zesty mix of cumin, oregano, garlic, and jalapeno chili pepper.

Makes: 2 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Cook  5 hrs  to 6 hrs (low) or 2-1/2 to 3 hours (high)
14/21
Ravioli Chicken Soup

    Pillows of ravioli, leeks, spinach, ginger, and saffron give chicken soup a sophisticated twist.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
15/21
Chicken and Vegetable Bean Soup

    With a delicious mix of Great Northern beans, fennel, carrots, and tomatoes all simmered with rosemary, parsley, and garlic, this chicken soup is a notch above the rest.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Cook  4 hrs 30 mins  to 5 hrs 30 mins (low) or 8-1/2 to 10-1/2 hours (high)
Stand  1 hr 
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Five-Spice Chicken Noodle Soup

    This Asian chicken noodle soup is full of flavor-packed ingredients, such as soy sauce, five-spice powder, and ginger.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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Chicken 'n' Dumpling Soup

    Cornmeal dumplings make this chicken-and-veggie soup extra hearty.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
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Chicken and Salsa Soup

    Decide how zesty you want this Tex-Mex chicken soup to be by choosing which salsa to add -- mild, medium, or hot.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
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Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

    Soy sauce, gingerroot, cabbage, a well-beaten egg, and pea pods add an Asian flavor to this warming soup.

Makes: 3 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
20/21
Tortellini Chicken Soup

    Ready in less than 30 minutes, this soup combines tortellini and boneless chicken breast with a medley of fresh herbs.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
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