O'charley's Chicken Harvest Soup

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is my absolute favorite thing at O'Charleys!. I am very sad if I eat there on days they are not serving it. Was searching around online, and found this copy cat. I have not had it yet, but will update when I do.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 lb butter
  • 34 cup flour
  • 2 12-3 quarts water
  • 2 tablespoons chicken base (see note)
  • 2 quarts chicken stock (see chicken tenders recipe)
  • 1 lb fresh carrot, diced
  • 6 -7 celery ribs, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 34 teaspoon white pepper
  • 34 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 10 ounces egg noodles
  • ingredients for chicken tenders

  • 2 quarts water
  • 2 tablespoons chicken base
  • 1 small onion, cut into quarters
  • 12 celery rib, cut into 2-inch segments
  • 2 12 lbs chicken tenders, thawed


  1. In a large pot, melt butter.
  2. Add flour and cook 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Slowly add the 2 1/2 to 3 quarts of water, stirring constantly.
  4. The amount of water used depends on how thick you want the soup.).
  5. Simmer 20 minutes.
  6. Add chicken base and chicken stock.
  7. While chicken stock mixture is cooking, bring 2 quarts of water to a boil in a separate pot.
  8. Add carrots, celery and onion.
  9. Cook 6 minutes.
  10. Drain.
  11. Add to chicken stock mixture along with white pepper and garlic powder.
  12. Simmer 10 minutes.
  13. Add diced cooked chicken tenders.
  14. Cook noodles in a separate pan of boiling water for 3 to 4 minutes.
  15. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  16. Add to soup (noodles will continue cooking in the soup).
  17. Simmer soup 2 or 3 minutes more and serve.
  18. *To make your chicken tenders*.
  19. In a large pot, bring water, chicken base, onion and celery to simmer.
  20. Add chicken.
  21. Gently simmer until done, about 5 to 6 minutes.
  22. Do not overcook.
  23. Drain chicken and reserve stock. (This can be used for the stock in the preceding recipe.).
  24. Place chicken in the freezer to stop the cooking process.
  25. When cool, use a sharp knife to dice into 1/2-inch cubes.
  26. Add to soup.


Most Helpful

I tried this as I am a big fan of the soup at O'Charleys and thought it would be great if I could make it myself at home. I have only made one batch, but went by the directions exactly and it wasn't as close as I hoped. Mine didn't come out bad, just a little more bland than I hoped and no where near the creamy consistancy of O'Charleys. If you like Chicken based soups than I'm sure this will work well for you, but if you're looking for a 100% clone, it falls short.

Pike October 12, 2007

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