Chicken Soup Recipes

There’s a valid reason they say chicken soup is good for the soul! We have a handful of Chicken Soup Recipes (stovetop & slow cooker) that we love, all compiled into this one-stop collection.

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Collage of most popular chicken soup recipes.

Chicken soup is good for the soul

Cream based, broth base, vegetables, pasta, or rice—no matter the ingredients, soup is definitely an easy go to meal especially on a chilly winter day.

Doesn’t it warm you up just thinking about it? There’s a reason chicken soup is always the first thing people think of to cure a cold; not only is it nutritious, but its comforting as well!

Whether you’re in a hurry and need a quick dinner ready in 30 minutes, or you need to throw everything in a slow cooker so it’s ready in a few hours, we have all the Chicken Soup Recipes you could dream of!

Tips for Chicken Soup

Serving Sizes. If you are planning to serve the soup as a meal, plan for 1 ½ cup per person. When serving soup as an appetizer, you should plan 1 cup per person.

Chicken broth vs stock. Chicken broth is made from simmering water with chicken and vegetables. Homemade chicken stock also uses chicken and vegetables, but includes the bone in the simmer. That is why chicken stock is also called bone broth.

Stock requires a longer cooking time and is typically thicker in texture than broth. They can be used interchangeably.

Precooked shredded chicken. Many of the soup recipes call for precooked chicken. I have a great recipe that can be found HERE. You can also use canned chicken, leftover chicken, or a rotisserie chicken for an easy protein option.

  • Some recipes call for adding raw chicken and other recipes call for cooked chicken. It’s important to follow what the recipe asks for so that the chicken cooks properly and the overall soup turns out well.
  • Boneless skinless chicken thighs can be used in place of boneless skinless chicken breasts.

Additional Ingredient tips

  • Aromatics are used to flavor soups. Ignite the flavors of onions, bell peppers, garlic and celery by sautéing them on medium high heat with a bit of oil and butter before adding to the soup.
  • Veggies. Be mindful that different veggies cook at different rates. Add thicker vegetables, like carrots and potatoes, first and wait to add smaller tender vegetables, like peas, until later in the cook time.
  • Chopping. Make sure when chopping that you make all the ingredients spoon/bite sized.
  • Adding cream. Avoid adding cold cream to hot soup as it may curdle. Warm the cream first before adding it to the the soup.
Chicken soup recipes - Chicken dumpling soup in a white bowl.

Chicken Soup Troubleshooting

One of the most common questions when it comes to soup is how to thicken it up, or thin it out. Both are actually quite easy:

To thin out the soup. Simply add a little more liquid like water or broth until you get your desired texture.

To thicken your soup:

  • Add more cream.
  • Add more cheese.
  • Make a roux with flour. In a separate bowl add 1-2 tablespoons of soup and and equal amount of flour. Stir and then add back to the soup. repeat if necessary
  • Add cornstarch. In a separate bowl add 1 tablespoon cold water and 1 tablespoon cornstarch. Mix until smooth and then add to the soup. Repeat if necessary.

Bland to flavorful

  • Spices. Chicken Soups tend to go well with basil, bay leaf, curry powder, dill, garlic, mace, marjoram, onions, paprika, parsley, rosemary, saffron, sage, thyme, allspice, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg.
  • Using fresh herbs. If a recipe calls for dried herbs and you are lucky enough to be growing fresh parsley, fresh dill, or any other fresh herb in a kitchen garden you can substitute 1 teaspoon of dried herbs with 1 tablespoon of fresh herbs. 
  • Acidity. Add lemon juice, lime juice to brighten up the flavor.
  • Spice. If your soup gets too spicy or acidic add brown sugar or coconut cream to help cut through the harsh flavor and add a hint of sweetness.
  • Salt. Add the amount of salt a recipe calls for. At first the soup may not taste salty enough, but some of the liquid will evaporate while simmering and the flavors will become more pronounced. Taste the soup as it finished.
    • If it needs more salt, then go ahead and add a bit more.
    • If you find your soup is too salty you can always add a bit more liquid such as water or broth. You can also add potatoes, rice or pasta which will help absorb the salt.

Best Chicken Soup Recipes

These Chicken Soup Recipes are all relatively quick since they are made on the stovetop. Some of them do require a few more ingredients or longer simmer time than the “30 minute” soups. Some are cream based, some have a broth base, but all are delicious!

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup – This recipe for Homemade Chicken Noodle soup is one of the easiest, tastiest recipes full of chicken breast chunks, celery, carrots, and home-style egg noodles.

Chicken Tortilla Soup – The BEST slow cooker chicken tortilla soup is filled with chunks of chicken, beans & corn. It is easy to make and full of flavor!

Caldo de Pollo – Hearty and delicious caldo de pollo is a homey chicken soup filled with Mexican spices and flavors. It is warm, comforting, and SO yummy!!

Chicken Gnocchi Soup – This Chicken Gnocchi Soup is so hearty and so flavorful. It is filled with chicken, carrots, spinach, broccoli and gnocchi! It’s perfect all year long and is bound to be a new favorite.

Chicken Pot Pie Soup – This creamy, delicious Chicken Pot Pie Soup can be made on the stovetop or in a crock pot! It has all your favorite vegetables, big chunks of chicken, and even a delicious heart-shaped pie piece on top.

Chicken And Rice Soup – Creamy homemade Chicken and Rice Soup is hearty & flavorful. Best of all, it’s on the table in just 30 minutes!

Chicken Dumpling Soup – Our all-time favorite version of one of the most classic soup recipes – Chicken and Dumplings! This simple, delicious soup is filled with chunks of chicken and pieces of biscuit, along with your favorite veggies!

Chicken Alfredo Soup – Chicken Alfredo Tortellini Soup takes a best-loved pasta dish and turns it into a soup! It’s still creamy and delicious!!

King Ranch Chicken Soup – King Ranch Chicken Soup is savory and delicious. This twist on a classic brings all the flavor to the table in under 30 minutes.

White Chicken Chili – If you’re looking for a hearty soup recipe, look no further than this delicious White Chicken Chili Recipe! Loaded with chicken, beans, cheese, and lots of spices, this white chili has become a new favorite!! Best of all, it’s ready in 30 minutes or less!

Easy Chicken Soup Recipes

All of these soups are made on the stovetop, but they can be ready in 30 minutes or less!

I rely heavily on recipes like this during the busiest times of year. Not only are they great for busy school days, but also for holidays, church gatherings and even baby and wedding showers.

Mexican Chicken Corn Soup – Delicious Mexican Chicken and Corn Soup filled with chicken, corn, tomatoes, cheese, & lots of seasonings! This Chicken Corn Soup recipe is so simple and can be made in 20 minutes!

Chicken Corn Chowder – A hearty and delicious Chicken Corn Chowder filled with all the best ingredients – chicken, potatoes, corn, carrots, cheese and more! The whole family loves this thick and creamy chowder.

Chicken Wild Rice Soup – Such a tasty and simple recipe – this Chicken Wild Rice Soup is filled with long grain and wild rice, chicken, carrots, almonds and more!

Cheesy Chicken Parmesan Soup – One of your favorite Italian dishes turned into a delicious soup! This Cheesy Chicken Parmesan Soup is a creamy tomato-base soup filled with chicken, penne pasta, and of course cheese. The best part – it comes together in less than 30 minutes!

Buffalo Chicken Soup – All the flavors of your favorite appetizer are contained in this delicious Buffalo Chicken Soup. It’s so hearty and tastes just like buffalo wings!

Chili’s Chicken Enchilada Soup – This Copycat Chili’s Chicken Enchilada Soup tastes just like the restaurant’s version. It is filled with chicken, tomatoes, cheese and red enchilada sauce and is so flavorful and delicious!

Crockpot Chicken Soup Recipes

These might not be quick, but they sure are convenient when you need to prep a yummy dinner in advance. Most all of these call for precooked chicken, as I mentioned earlier, so you just have to dump the remaining ingredients and go!

Crock Pot Chicken Stew – A simple, convenient, and TASTY stew recipe made in the crock pot! Made with chicken, potatoes, carrots, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, ranch dressing mix and more, this creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Stew recipe is BURSTING with flavor!!

Chicken Florentine Soup – With a combination of chicken, potato, white beans, carrots, spinach and more, this Chicken Florentine Soup is hearty and absolutely delicious. It tastes similar to Olive Garden’s recipe, but it’s made in the slow cooker!

Chicken Taco Soup – A warm tasty soup full of chicken, beans, corn, spices, and of course – tortilla strips on top! You’re going to love this hearty, delicious Chicken Taco Soup that can be enjoyed all year long – especially in the fall!

Green Chili Chicken Soup – Perfectly spiced Green Chili Chicken Soup is like an enchilada in soup form! It’s hearty, delicious, and is always a crowd pleaser.

Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup – Crock Pot Green Chile Enchilada Soup is a new favorite soup packed with chicken, green chiles, corn, rice, and mixed with lots of spices and cheeses. 

Healthy Chicken Soup Recipes

Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup – Nothing like a warm bowl of tortilla soup on a chilly winter day! This lighter version of chicken tortilla soup is healthy, flavorful, and packed with delicious ingredients.

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup – Bright and hearty homemade lemon chicken orzo soup is swimming in a flavorful broth. This lemon chicken orzo soup can’t be beat.

Italian Chicken Vegetable Soup – Hearty Italian Chicken Vegetable Soup is packed full of flavor. It’s is a great lightweight soup option perfect for any day of the year!

Chicken Corn Soup – Homey chicken corn soup is savory & delicious. It is hearty, filling and only takes 10 minutes of prep time!!

Mexican Soup – Filling and Flavorful Mexican soup is packed with chicken, beans, and veggies with just a little bit of heat!!


the complete list

Here are the picture cards for all of the tasty Easy Chicken Soup Recipes listed above.

Whether you are looking for a delicious soup to make in your slow cooker or on your stove top, you’re sure to find the perfect quick and easy recipe on this list!

Main Course, Soup Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
Talk about the ultimate comfort food. This Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup is one of the easiest, tastiest recipes – tastes like home!
Total Time: 1 hour
5 from 5 votes
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Soup Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup Recipe
Bright and hearty homemade lemon chicken orzo soup is swimming in a flavorful broth. This lemon chicken orzo soup can't be beat.
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 4 votes
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Soup Italian Chicken and Vegetable Soup Recipe
Hearty Italian Chicken Vegetable Soup is packed full of flavor. It's is a great lightweight soup option perfect for any day of the year!
Total Time: 45 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Soup Cream of Chicken Soup recipe
Creamy And Delicious Homemade Cream Of Chicken Soup That Is Filled With Chunks Of Veggies And Chicken. This Hearty Soup Is Perfect To Enjoy All Year Long And Is Simple Too!
Total Time: 45 minutes
5 from 1 vote
Main Course, Soup Chili’s Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe
This copycat of Chili's Chicken Enchilada Soup tastes just like the restaurant's version. It's a new favorite dinner meal!
Total Time: 40 minutes
4.87 from 58 votes
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Soup Chicken Alfredo Soup Recipe
Easy Chicken Alfredo Soup takes a best-loved pasta dish and turns it into a soup! It's still creamy and delicious!!
Total Time: 50 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Soup Buffalo Chicken Soup Recipe
All the flavors of your favorite appetizer in this delicious Buffalo Chicken Soup. It's so hearty and tastes just like buffalo wings!
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Main Course, Soup Chicken Rice Soup Recipe
Creamy homemade Chicken and Rice Soup is hearty & flavorful. Best of all, it's on the table in just 30 minutes!
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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Main Course, Soup Chicken Dumpling Soup Recipe
Our all-time favorite version of one of the most classic soup recipes – Chicken and Dumplings! This simple, delicious soup is filled with chunks of chicken and pieces of biscuit, along with your favorite veggies!
Total Time: 30 minutes
4.77 from 17 votes
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creamy Wild rice soup with chicken in bowl
Soup Chicken Wild Rice Soup Recipe
Such a tasty and simple recipe – this Chicken Wild Rice Soup is filled with long grain and wild rice, chicken, carrots, almonds and more!
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Main Course Cheesy Chicken Parmesan Soup Recipe
One of your favorite Italian dishes turned into a delicious soup! This Cheesy Chicken Parmesan Soup is a creamy tomato-base soup filled with chicken, penne pasta, and of course cheese. The best part – it comes together in less than 30 minutes!
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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Soup White Chicken Chili Recipe
White Chicken Chili is hearty, creamy, and has become a new favorite!! Best of all, it's ready in 30 minutes or less!
Total Time: 25 minutes
4.99 from 74 votes
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Soup Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe
This Chicken Gnocchi Soup is so hearty and so flavorful. It is filled with chicken, carrots, spinach, broccoli and gnocchi! It's perfect all year long and is bound to be a new favorite.
Total Time: 30 minutes
4.93 from 14 votes
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Main Course, Soup Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
The BEST slow cooker chicken tortilla soup is filled with chunks of chicken, beans & corn. It is easy to make and full of flavor!
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
5 from 57 votes
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Soup Chicken Florentine Soup Recipe
With a combination of chicken, potato, white beans, carrots, spinach and more, this chicken Florentine soup is hearty and absolutely delicious. It tastes similar to Olive Garden's recipe, but it's made in the slow cooker!
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Main Course, Soup Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
The BEST slow cooker chicken tortilla soup is filled with chunks of chicken, beans & corn. It is easy to make and full of flavor!
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
5 from 57 votes
Check out this recipe
Main Course, Soup Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
Nothing like a warm bowl of tortilla soup on a chilly winter day! This lighter version of chicken tortilla soup is healthy, flavorful, and packed with delicious ingredients.
Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
4.96 from 23 votes
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Main Course, Soup Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe
Crock Pot Green Chile Enchilada Soup is a new favorite soup packed with chicken, green chiles, corn, rice, and mixed with lots of spices and cheeses. 
Total Time: 3 hours 35 minutes
4.89 from 76 votes
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Soup Chicken Taco Soup Recipe
Perfectly spiced Chicken Taco Soup can be enjoyed all year long. It's hearty, delicious, and packed with flavor!
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
4.93 from 14 votes
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Soup Chicken Pot Pie Soup Recipe
This creamy, delicious Chicken Pot Pie Soup can be made on the stovetop or in a crock pot! It has all your favorite vegetables, big chunks of chicken, and even seasoned pie crust crumbled on top. This is the ultimate comfort food right here!!
Total Time: 45 minutes
5 from 13 votes
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Main Course, Soup Green Chili Chicken Soup Recipe
Perfectly spiced Green Chili Chicken Soup is like an enchilada in soup form! It's hearty, delicious, and is always a crowd pleaser.
Total Time: 3 hours 35 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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  1. 5 stars
    This easy homemade chicken noodle soup recipe is healthy, satisfying, and tastes incredible. thanks for sharing

  2. 5 stars
    Hello there! I found you almost a year ago. I just love your content. It makes you feel like home.The first one i ever tried was your white chicken chili. I was hooked after that. You just get a good feel for all the amazing ideas. There’s nothing better with family then good food, good people sitting around a dinner table. Just wanted to give a big thank you for all of your wonderful recipes and home ideas. Stay blessed and happy!