Easy 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, and they have all been compiled into this collection!

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!

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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!

There are several Chicken soup recipes here at Lil Luna that we love, but before I get to sharing them I wanted to share a few soup tips for you all:

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 or a rotisserie chicken.

Serving Sizes: If you are planning to serve the soup as a meal, plan for 1 1/2 cup per person. When serving soup as an appetizer, you should plan 1 cup per person.

Other tips:

  • Ignite the flavors of onions, garlic and celery by sautéing them with a bit of oil and butter before adding to the soup.
  • Be mindful that different veggies cook at different rates. Add thicker vegetables, like carrots and potatoes, first and wait to add smaller veggies, like peas, until later in the cook time.
  • Make sure when chopping that you make all the ingredients spoon/bite sized.
  • Avoid adding cold cream to hot soup as it may curdle. Warm the cream first before adding it to the the soup.

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:

How to thin out soup is the easier of the two- simply add a little more liquid like water or broth until you get your desired texture.

There are a few ways 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.

Salty soup… 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.

Stovetop Chicken Soups

Stovetop Chicken Soups

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

Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
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.
Total Time: 1 hour
5 from 4 votes
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Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup Recipe
Tender chicken, orzo pasta, and chunky veggies in a flavorful lemon broth! All topped with a little parmesan cheese, this lemon chicken orzo soup can't be beat.
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 3 votes
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Italian Chicken and Vegetable Soup Recipe
This hearty Chicken Vegetable Soup is packed full of Italian flavor with chicken, tomatoes, carrots, zucchini and cheese! With so many healthy ingredients, this chicken and veggie soup 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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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
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Chili's Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe
This Copycat Chili's Chicken Enchilada Soup tastes just like the real thing and is filled with chicken, tomatoes, cheese and more!
Total Time: 40 minutes
4.57 from 30 votes
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Cheesy Chicken Alfredo Soup
One of everyone's most favorite dinner recipes made in soup form - this Easy Chicken Alfredo Soup is full of flavor, chicken, tortellini and more!
Total Time: 50 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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30 Minutes or Less

30 minutes or less

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.

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! Filled with chicken, chunks of celery, cheese, and topped with bleu cheese, this soup will not disappoint!
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Chicken Rice Soup Recipe
One of the BEST Chicken and Rice Soup recipes! Filled with rice, chicken chunks, carrots, broccoli, cream cheese, spices, and more, this chicken rice soup is so hearty and creamy.
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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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
4.87 from 15 votes
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creamy Wild rice soup with chicken in bowl
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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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 1 vote
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White Chicken Chili Recipe
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!
Total Time: 25 minutes
4.98 from 42 votes
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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
5 from 7 votes
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Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
The BEST Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe made in the crock pot. This soup is packed with flavorful ingredients including chicken, tomatoes, corn, beans, green chilis, & lots of seasonings!
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
5 from 29 votes
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Slow Cooker Chicken Soups

Slow Cooker Chicken Soups

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!

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 6 votes
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Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe
The BEST Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe made in the crock pot. This soup is packed with flavorful ingredients including chicken, tomatoes, corn, beans, green chilis, & lots of seasonings!
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
5 from 29 votes
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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
5 from 12 votes
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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
4.79 from 42 votes
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Chicken Taco Soup Recipe
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 soup that can be enjoyed all year long - especially in the fall!
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
4.86 from 7 votes
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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
4.91 from 11 votes
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