Homemade Chicken Soup

Here is an easy homemade chicken soup recipe that is tasty and comforting for the winter months ahead.

If you ever feel run down, just make this homemade chicken soup and you should be feeling a lot better in no time!

What Is Chicken Soup?

Chicken soup is a popular pick-me-up recipe that is made from chicken, chicken broth, grains, vegetables, and potatoes.

You can also add noodles, pasta, rice, dumplings, herbs of choice, and spices to add more flavor.

Although ready-made chicken soups can be convenient, the homemade recipe is far superior and fresher and pairs well with crusty bread.

Homemade chicken soup in bowl

Homemade Chicken Soup Recipe

Quick and easy homemade chicken soup recipe in one-pot. Serve with crusty bread or garlic bread,
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings4 servings
Calories (per serving)444.17 kcal


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  • In a large saucepan (instant pot or crock pot), add olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the onion, garlic, carrots, and celery. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Add the chicken breast and cook for 5 minutes by continuously stirring.
  • Add the chicken broth, turmeric, ginger, thyme, salt, and black pepper.
  • Add in the pearl barley.
  • Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Remove cover and stir. Allow to cool down and serve.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 444.17kcalCarbohydrates: 54.7gProtein: 37.73gFat: 9.49gSaturated Fat: 1.99gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1.66gMonounsaturated Fat: 4.51gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 72.58mgSodium: 855.02mgPotassium: 1116.21mgFiber: 10.37gSugar: 4.32gVitamin A: 6155.86IUVitamin B1: 0.23mgVitamin B2: 0.33mgVitamin B3: 19.71mgVitamin B5: 1.96mgVitamin B6: 1.21mgVitamin B12: 0.59µgVitamin C: 11.14mgVitamin D: 0.11µgVitamin E: 1mgVitamin K: 9.94µgCalcium: 78.95mgCopper: 0.5mgFolate: 32.3µgIron: 3.57mgManganese: 1.44mgMagnesium: 90.24mgPhosphorus: 497.18mgSelenium: 57.24µgZinc: 2.43mgNet Carbohydrates: 44.33g
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Data source: USDA

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How To Reheat Chicken Soup

Microwave3 minutes (remove and stir half-way)
Saucepan5 minutes on medium heat

Storage Instructions

Fridge3 to 4 days
Freezer4 to 6 months

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