Good Old Fashioned Chicken Soup/Stew

Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs

There isn't anything more comforting on a snowy winter day than a bowl of homemade chicken soup. Don't let the list of ingredients turn you away. This is an extremely easy and flavourful soup to make. The soup is thicker the second day because of the added noodles. This also freezes extremely well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large dutch oven or stock pot, add onion, celery, carrots, garlic and bay leaf. Place chicken on top, and add water. (If your pot will only hold 10 cups of water at first, the remaining water can be added later, as some of it will evaporate.) Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 1-1/2 hours.
  2. Using a slotted spoon, remove chicken to a plate to cool. Strain the broth, and discard the vegetables.
  3. At this point, the broth may be cooled and frozen for later use, or you may continue on with the recipe. This is an excellent time to remove any remaining fat from the broth.
  4. Remove the meat from the bones, cut and set aside.
  5. Return the broth to a clean pot. Bring to a boil and add the potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 1/2 hour.
  6. Add the chicken, bouillon, frozen vegetables, and noodles. Simmer for 20 minutes.


Most Helpful

Thanks for a great recipe. Made a few changes but not too many. My wife and I are sick with the flu & colds and this soup made the day and the day after. Wayne & Muffy

Wayne & Muffy March 06, 2015

Another of the recipes made and served at our house during the Olympics. A great choice as one could watch the games and come supper a meal ready to go! Made the stock and then put it all in my big crock pot to simmer away while I enjoyed the games. The aroma alone worth a five! Added to my Soup Favourites Cookbook.

Gerry March 24, 2010

Very close to my regular chicken soup recipe! Loved by all,except by DD1 who was sick (and this was exactly what she needed!) band had no appetite at all.Made it with chicken thighs (sick DD ate a whole one but no soup- I guess she just needed the protein) and some breast. I added some peas ,celery and parsley leaves in the end.

littlemafia January 16, 2010

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