Welcome Spring! With Some Chicken Soup from the Farm!

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

The coming of Spring is a pleasurable thing to behold. The clouds have parted, the wind has warmed up, and there are robins on the farm. We have a a special contest here on Longmeadow Farm. Whoever sees the first robin of the year, and tells any of us on a Saturday Lunch gets a dollar bill. This special contest has been going on since I was knee-high-to-a-grass-hopper. Now I know you can't get rich off of a dollar, but you can however, at least share in the soup. To give the cold Winter months a bid-a-dew, we celebrate with the simple, but tasty chicken soup. I found this originally in "Vitality" magazine, a special insert that my Dad gets in the mail. I started using it, because it just was so darn simple and so darn tasty I think this should certainly celebrate the end of a long winter, and a "Hello!" to that nifty red-robin-redbreast.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine chicken, water, onions, celery, celery leaves, bay leaf, salt, pepper, garlic, sage, and carrots in a dutch oven or stockpot.
  2. Bring to boil, cover, turn down heat to simmer for 25 minutes.
  3. Skim and discard fat. Remove chicken, cool a bit, and tear chicken into bite size pieces.
  4. Add tomatoes, corn, and noodles. Bring to second boil, add chicken pieces.
  5. Cook simmering for 15 minutes until hot and done.
Most Helpful

Another great Chicken Soup combination that had us wanting seconds! Made as posted - we found it perfect for our tastes. Simmering on the stove, the sage had us thinking holidays! Served with Fast Food Biscuits which so complimented our supper soup. Thank you Andi - its a keeper. Made for Soups On.

Gerry January 22, 2010

This is a wonderful version of chicken soup. One that I'll no doubt make again and again. Very easy with loads of flavour. I made using 2 bone-in chicken breasts. I didn't have pure sage, but poultry seasoning that contained sage along with thyme, rosemary and marjorum. Even DH loved it, and that's quite a compliment to you Andi. :) Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful recipe. Made for: Soup is On! ~ Jan 2010 - Diabetic Forum

Diana #2 January 07, 2010

This soup is great. I used boneless skinless chicken thighs. After 25 minutes of cooking, I removed the chicken and I had a bite. It tasted yummy! This was so easy to do. My only mistake was that I used a whole can (28 ounces) of diced tomatoes. So I added more water. And I had to add chicken stock. And instead of egg noodles, I used 1/2 cup long grain rice. It's an healthy soup very filling. Thanks Andi. Made for Holiday tag

Boomette March 16, 2009