Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

Your guests will probably say nothing between "What is this?" and "Can I have some more?" It really is that good. Don't be afraid of this amount of basil, the soup just isn't the same without it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the chicken broth in a large pot. You can use store-bought or home-made chicken stock.
  2. Cook the chicken breast in the stock 15 or 20 minutes. Remove and cool. Cut into bite sized pieces.
  3. Put chicken, veggies and basil into the stock and simmer 30 minutes.
  4. Add noodles, dumplings or rice if you wish.
Most Helpful

This IS yummy! I followed the directions exact except I picked up a rotisserie chicken on the way home from work to save time. Then I added some dumplings. Perfect meal for a brisk autumn evening. Thanks Julie!!

Alskann October 10, 2007

As easy a making toast~this was a pleasure to put together and as tasty as a treat too. Don't know why you would ever have to run out and get soup if you have 20 minutes, you have soup. I added some chopped red onion, (I had this in the garden) and a bit of red bell pepper, (as that was also in the garden) coupled with all the rest of the ingredients, and some Orzo pasta, this was just yummy. A bit of salt and pepper to finish, and you just want to curl up and read a good book. Thanks, Julie! Will keep making and making.

Andi of Longmeadow Farm July 29, 2007