Ol’ Fashion Chicken Soup

by Jen on January 3, 2012

Good morning!  How are you today?  Are you back to the daily grind?  The kids have the rest of the week off, but I know it’s going to go by fast.

As you are well aware, it’s winter time.  And with winter comes cold and flu season.  We’ve already experienced 2 colds and 1 bout of a nasty flu virus in our house.  And it’s only January!

I don’t know about you, but when I’m sick, I don’t feel like eating my usual foods.  But the one food I do like to eat is soup.  Good old fashioned chicken soup!  I’m sure that someone (probably your mother) has told you to eat chicken soup when you have a cold.  And there is good reason for that: the broth in chicken soup has anti-inflammatory properties that aid in soothing your sore throat and reducing mucus production (source).

For this soup, I prefer to make my own chicken broth, but if you don’t have the time, store-bought broth will work just fine.

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Ol’ Fashion Chicken Soup
Recipe Type: Dinner
Author: Adapted from Getting You Through The Summer
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 40 mins
Serves: 6
  • 1 lb cooked, shredded chicken breast (use 1/2 of a rotisserie chicken)
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrot
  • 900 ml no-salt added chicken broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Mrs. Dash Original
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 1 cup whole wheat fusilli pasta
  1. In a large soup pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, celery, and carrots. Saute until vegetables have softened.
  2. Add chicken broth, water, garlic, soy sauce, Mrs. Dash, pepper, and chicken.
  3. Bring to a boil and add pasta.
  4. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes.

Alternatively, you could put all ingredients (except the pasta) into a slow cooker and cook on low all day. Add the pasta 20 minutes before you eat!


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Mmmm…warm, comforting chicken soup.  Perfect for those cold winter nights.  Of course, my hubby likes it served with some freshly baked bread on the side.

So the next time you’re feeling under the weather, have someone make this soup.  You’ll feel better.  Promise.

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jennifer January 3, 2012 at 7:45 am

I adore those square bowls!


2 Jen January 3, 2012 at 8:21 am

Thanks! I switched to square dishes this year and I love them :)


3 Jen January 3, 2012 at 8:30 am

I love homemade chicken noodle soup. When Chris makes it he even makes homemade noodles…yum! Me…I just use a box of noodles :)


4 Jen January 3, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Oh wow…I want to try your soup ;) I just buy a box of noodles too!


5 Suzi January 3, 2012 at 10:09 am

I’m the first non-Jennifer to comment on this post!

Your soup looks really yummy, I think I’m going to whip up a batch of minestrone today to have for lunches. Your right, soup is very comforting!


6 Jen January 3, 2012 at 1:43 pm

I love minestrone soup…one of my favorites :)


7 Lori@ Teacher Turned Mommy January 3, 2012 at 5:51 pm

I posted a soup recipe today too. I like to make my own stock when I make chicken soup it’s so much better, although the boxed stock is decent now too


8 Jen January 4, 2012 at 10:58 am

Homemade stock is so much better…I like that I can control the salt content!


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