The Best Homemade Chicken Soup
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

warm up in the winter with this homemade chicken soup!

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken soup
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 186 kcal
Author: Kellie
  • 1 chicken breast half skin on and bone in
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large vidalia onion diced
  • 2 large carrots small diced
  • 1 large celery stalk diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 5 cups chicken stock homemade or store bought
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped thyme
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped dill
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
  • kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Rub a little olive oil on the chicken breast and season liberally with kosher salt and pepper. Roast the chicken until cooked through, approximately 25-30 minutes. Transfer to a plate and allow to cool to room temperature or until cool enough to handle.
  2. Shred the chicken into small pieces and set aside.
  3. In a large stock pot, heat the olive oil over med-high heat. Add the onions and cook until softened. Add the carrots and celery and continue to cook until soft. Stir in the garlic and cook for an additional minute. Transfer the cooked chicken to the pot and stir to combine. Add the chicken stock, herbs, salt and pepper and allow the mixture to come to a boil. Turn down the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately or transfer to airtight containers and freeze for up to 3 months.
Nutrition Facts
The Best Homemade Chicken Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 186 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 354mg15%
Potassium 510mg15%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 3550IU71%
Vitamin C 8.2mg10%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.