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30 Comforting Chicken Soup Recipes to Warm Your Soul

Chicken soup recipes that are both comforting and nourishing! Perfect for chilly winter days, these soups are sure to become your go-to for a cozy and satisfying meal.

30 Comforting Chicken Soup Recipes to Warm Your Soul

There’s nothing quite like a bowl of chicken soup to lift your spirits and warm you up on a cold winter day. Known for its comforting properties, chicken soup is a staple in many cultures and can be made in various delicious ways.

To help you enjoy this classic dish all winter long, I’ve compiled a list of chicken soup recipes, each with its unique twist. These recipes range from traditional favorites to more adventurous variations, ensuring there’s something for every taste:

  • Classic chicken noodle soup with homemade broth
  • Hearty chicken and vegetable stew
  • Creamy chicken and wild rice soup
  • Spicy chicken tortilla soup
  • Asian-inspired chicken and lemongrass soup
  • Slow cooker chicken and dumpling soup
  • Chicken and barley soup for a rustic touch
  • Italian chicken minestrone with plenty of veggies
  • Chicken and sweet corn chowder
  • Mediterranean chicken and orzo soup
  • Chicken miso soup for an umami flavor
  • Chicken and lentil soup for extra protein
  • Moroccan chicken and chickpea soup
  • Thai coconut chicken soup with a creamy twist
  • Chicken pozole with hominy for a traditional Mexican flavor

Each recipe in this collection is designed to be easy to make and packed with flavor. Whether you’re feeling under the weather or simply craving a comforting meal, these chicken soup recipes are sure to satisfy.

30 Comforting Chicken Soup Recipes to Warm Your Soul

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Instant Pot Chicken Soup with Root Vegetables & Barley
Instant Pot Chicken Soup with Root Vegetables & Barley
Be sure to use bone-in chicken here–it enhances the flavor of the broth, and the bones are easy to remove after cooking. This healthy chicken soup can be made in an Instant Pot or pressure cooker.
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Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup with Rotisserie Chicken
Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup with Rotisserie Chicken
This creamy chicken noodle soup recipe has a delicious pot pie feel to it. Pair this comforting soup with a green salad or a sandwich.
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Slow-Cooker Chicken & Chickpea Soup
Slow-Cooker Chicken & Chickpea Soup
This set-it-and-forget-it slow-cooker soup simmers away all day so you come home to a warm and healthy dinner the whole family will love.
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4
One-Pot Chicken & Cabbage Soup
One-Pot Chicken & Cabbage Soup
This chicken cabbage soup is packed with vegetables, including cabbage, potatoes and turnips. Serve this cozy dish with crusty bread.
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5
Chicken & Spinach Soup with Fresh Pesto
Chicken & Spinach Soup with Fresh Pesto
This fragrant, Italian-flavored soup takes advantage of quick-cooking ingredients–boneless, skinless chicken breast, bagged baby spinach and canned beans. It features a simple homemade basil pesto swirled in at the end to add a fresh herb flavor. If you are very pressed for time, you can substitute 3 to 4 tablespoons of a store-bought basil pesto. Recipe by Nancy Baggett for EatingWell.
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Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Soup
Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Soup
This creamy chicken and mushroom soup is easy to make. The mix of vegetables and thyme adds richness, while the bone-in chicken flavors the broth. If you’re in a hurry, you can skip the chicken breasts and add rotisserie chicken at the end instead.
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Chicken & Bok Choy Soup with Ginger & Mushrooms
Chicken & Bok Choy Soup with Ginger & Mushrooms
This healthy and nourishing chicken and vegetable soup is the perfect winter meal. Dried shiitake mushrooms add a boost of umami and depth.
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8
Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup with Kale
Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup with Kale
This healthy, easy soup is loaded with vegetables, protein and fiber to keep you full and fueled. Serve this winter soup topped with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, and a side of garlic toast.
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9
Creamy White Chili with Cream Cheese
Creamy White Chili with Cream Cheese
This white chicken chili recipe features quick-cooking chicken thighs and canned white beans. Cream cheese adds tangs in this white chili.
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10
Tinola (Filipino Ginger-Garlic Chicken Soup)
Tinola (Filipino Ginger-Garlic Chicken Soup)
This Filipino soup is warm and comforting, and has plenty of ginger and garlic flavor. Learn how to make it at home.
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Chicken & White Bean Soup
Chicken & White Bean Soup
This Italian-inspired chicken and white bean soup is perfect with crusty bread and a glass of red wine. Use rotisserie chicken for an easy dinner.
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Slow-Cooker Chicken & Vegetable Noodle Soup
Slow-Cooker Chicken & Vegetable Noodle Soup
This slow-cooker chicken noodle soup fits nicely into the Mediterranean diet thanks to plenty of vegetables, lean chicken breast and whole-wheat pasta. Pair it with a salad and toasted whole-grain bread for an easy, healthy dinner.
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Classic Chicken Soup
Classic Chicken Soup
Classic chicken noodle soup gets a healthy upgrade with low-sodium chicken broth, whole-wheat egg noodles and tons of vegetables. To get a homemade stock flavor using store-bought broth, we simmer bone-in chicken breasts in the broth before adding the rest of the soup ingredients. But you’re short on time, feel free to use pre-cooked chicken and start the recipe at step 2.
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Spring Green Soup with Chicken
Spring Green Soup with Chicken
Sautéing chicken in a little oil first (rather than poaching in the broth) creates some browned bits in the pan (aka fond) that give this green soup a richer flavor.
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Pesto Chicken & Cannellini Bean Soup
Pesto Chicken & Cannellini Bean Soup
This healthy, Italian-inspired chicken soup recipe is loaded with fiber-rich vegetables and beans and gets an extra boost of flavor from a swirl of pesto at the end. To get a homemade stock flavor using store-bought broth, we simmer bone-in chicken breasts in the broth before adding the rest of the soup ingredients.
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Slow-Cooker Chicken Soup with Zucchini & Hominy
Slow-Cooker Chicken Soup with Zucchini & Hominy
This excellent chicken soup–packed with hearty, nutritious ingredients–is easy to make and may become your new standby. It makes enough to freeze a portion for easy lunches or when you need to deliver food to someone in a pinch.
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Pressure-Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup
Pressure-Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup
This easy soup flavored with chili powder and a splash of lime is quick enough to prepare for a warming weeknight meal thanks to an electric pressure cooker like the Instant Pot. Lean chicken breast is easy to prep, but boneless, skinless chicken thighs would make a great substitute.
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Japanese-Inspired Chicken Noodle Soup
Japanese-Inspired Chicken Noodle Soup
This healthy, Japanese-inspired chicken noodle soup recipe is made with udon noodles and gets a hit of umami flavor from a swirl of miso at the end. To make the miso easier to stir into the soup, combine a little bit of the hot broth with the thick miso to thin it before adding to the rest of the soup.
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Instant-Pot Chicken Taco Soup
Instant-Pot Chicken Taco Soup
If you love tacos, this Instant Pot chicken taco soup won’t disappoint. Silky strained tomatoes add body, while shredded chicken, beans and spices add those rich and spicy familiar flavors. And don’t forget the toppings! Melted cheese, creamy sour cream and crushed tortilla chips round out this new family favorite.
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20
Chipotle Chicken & Vegetable Soup
Chipotle Chicken & Vegetable Soup
This healthy chicken and vegetable soup recipe is perfect for when you’re in the mood for comfort food. The small amount of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce gives it a mild spice level. For a spicier soup, stir in up to 2 tablespoons chipotle peppers. Look for the small cans of smoked chipotle peppers in adobo sauce near other Mexican ingredients in well-stocked supermarkets. Once opened, refrigerate for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 6 months.
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21
Chicken Mulligatawny
Chicken Mulligatawny
Mulligatawny, which literally means “pepper water,” is an English interpretation of an Indian dish. It has seemingly limitless versions, but most have curry and a bit of chicken. We’ve added tart Granny Smith apples, plenty of spice and a touch of coconut milk.
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22
Chicken & Shrimp Gumbo
Chicken & Shrimp Gumbo
This Louisiana gumbo recipe is chock-full of shrimp, chicken, sausage, okra and tomatoes. Make it a meal and serve with cornbread.
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23
Chicken Chili Verde
Chicken Chili Verde
In this chicken chili verde, prepared salsa verde adds tang to this fast weeknight chili recipe. Learn how to make this flavorful chili for dinner.
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24
Easy Chicken & Broccoli Soup
Easy Chicken & Broccoli Soup
This easy chicken and broccoli soup is creamy and luscious, but still light. The broccoli florets absorb the soup base, while the chicken stays tender.
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Easy Chicken & Broccoli Soup
Easy Chicken & Broccoli Soup
This easy chicken and broccoli soup is creamy and luscious, but still light. The broccoli florets absorb the soup base, while the chicken stays tender.
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Chicken Enchilada Soup
Chicken Enchilada Soup
Corn tortillas thicken this chicken enchilada soup, but Cheddar and cream cheese give it the richness you’d expect from an enchilada. Serve it with something fresh and crunchy like a jicama slaw dressed with a little olive oil and lime juice for a healthy dinner that will appeal to the whole family.
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Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
This comforting wild rice and chicken soup is filled with flavor, thanks to an aromatic base of onions, carrots, and celery, a touch of garlic and thyme, and a final drizzle of rich cream.
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28
Chicken Pho
Chicken Pho
San Francisco chef Charles Phan’s recipe for chicken pho, the Vietnamese noodle soup, has an intense chicken flavor accented by roasted onion and ginger.
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Herb Garden Matzo Ball Soup
Herb Garden Matzo Ball Soup
This Herb Garden Matzo Ball Soup by Leah Koenig gives the classic soup a spring refresh with tender herbs, flowers, and lemon zest.
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Chicken Tortellini Soup with Kale
Chicken Tortellini Soup with Kale
This one-pot tortellini kale soup comes together in about half an hour thanks to a speedy, flavorful broth and frozen cheese tortellini.
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