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Grandma's Homemade Chicken Soup

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  • Brief Description

    Easy homemade chicken soup from scratch, just like grandma used to make.

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  • Category:  Soups

  • Cuisine:  American

  • Prep Time:  10 min(s)

  • Cook Time:  135 min(s)

  • Recipe Type:  Public

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  • Notes:

    If you do not have a whole chicken, use chicken parts; soup is best made with bone-in chicken parts, since the bone broth adds flavor. You can use fresh herbs or dried. The soup will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container in the fridge or up to 4 months in the freezer. It's even better the next day. For a flavor boost, consider adding a small peeled rutabaga.

  • Posted By:  jkandsf2d

  • Posted On:  Sep 01, 2022

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Number of Servings:


  1. 1 - whole chicken, raw
  2. 3 cloves - garlic, minced
  3. 1 - large onion, chopped
  4. 5 - carrots, chopped
  5. 3 stalks - celery, chopped
  6. 2 teaspoons - basil
  7. 2 teaspoons - thyme
  8. 2 teaspoons - salt
  9. 1 teaspoons - ground black pepper
  10. 1 quarts - chicken broth, low-sodium
  11. 4 cups - water
  12. - parsley, optional


Add a whole raw chicken to a large stock pot.

Add all ingredients, cover and simmer on medium low until it boils.

Once the soup is boiling, turn down the temperature to low and simmer for 2 hours.

Remove the chicken to a pan. Do this carefully so the chicken doesn't fall apart. Cut the chicken meat into pieces and add back to the soup. Garnish with fresh parsley if you like.

Serve hot. (My grandmother served it over rice, this is totally optional.)




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