Chicken soup in any form is good for both your body and your soul, so get to know the varieties of chicken soup recipes you can make for you and your loved ones.
Chicken soup is considered comfort food in many countries around the world. It is a versatile dish that can be simmered low and slow all day long but can also be whipped together with pantry staples for a quick and easy weeknight meal. There are flavor variations from around the globe to satisfy every appetite. Chicken soup in any form is good for both your body and your soul.
1. Let’s Sstart with a classic chicken noodle soup recipe loaded with pasta and of course chicken
This classic recipe can be made in the traditional way on a stovetop or in a slow cooker. No matter what preparation method you chose, this recipe is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser. Packed with chicken, fresh veggies, and delicious herbs and spices, this recipe offers a bowl of comfort for days when only the original will do.
2. We’d be remiss if we failed to include a creamy chicken soup with pasta
This creamy chicken soup with pasta is made deliciously creamy with the addition of both cream cheese and shredded cheese. This comforting bowl is packed with veggies and white meat chicken which make it a perfectly balanced meal, perfect for a chilly fall evening. It comes together in under an hour, making it a great weeknight choice.
3. Let’s spice it up a notch… check out this southwest chicken soup conconction
Even the most hearty eaters will fall in love with this southwest chicken soup. With plenty of beans, corn, tomatoes, and shredded chicken, this soup eats like a stick to your ribs chili. All the flavors of taco Tuesday combine in this pantry-friendly slow cooker meal.
4. Did anyone say mushrooms? Here’s a tasty chicken, mushroom, and wild rice soup
Chicken, mushroom, and wild rice soup offer a creamy, decadent spin on chicken soup. This comforting recipe is filled with good for you wild rice which is high in fiber, full of antioxidants, and is a whole grain. The wild rice has a toothsome texture that, when combined with the mushrooms, makes each mouthful of soup deeply satisfying.
5. Now for something different… a white chicken lasagna soup
Lasagna is comfort food for so many of us, but the preparation and layering can make it such a chore. With this white chicken lasagna soup, the difficult layering is done away with, but all the delicious flavor remains. The whole recipe is done in one pot, so there is minimal clean-up.
All the comfort of lasagna is in this one bowl, including chicken, cannellini beans, spinach, and delicious Italian herbs and spices.
6. Let’s go high-brow and turn the iconic chicken cordon bleu dish into a yummy soup
Chicken cordon bleu is delicious. I mean, what’s not to love? It’s a fried chicken cutlet stuffed with ham and swiss cheese, yum! The one drawback to this dish is the prep work and frying involved.
With this chicken cordon bleu soup, you get all of the amazing flavor and none of the hassle of this delicious dish. Now chicken cordon bleu can be a weeknight supper with this soup that is ready in under 40 minutes.
7. Gnocchi when done right is so underrated and that includes in soup – here’s a creamy chicken and gnocchi soup
Chicken and dumplings is a classic comfort food spin on chicken soup. When the dumplings are pillowy little gnocchi, the soup becomes even more comforting and delicious. In this creamy chicken and gnocchi soup, the results are hearty and comforting enough to win over even the strongest soup skeptic.
This recipe includes instructions for making your own gnocchi from scratch which can be a fun family activity. If you’re looking for something a bit less labor-intensive, you can use frozen store-bought gnocchi and rotisserie chicken.
8. Who doesn’t love ravioli… even kids gobble it up. Here’s a delicious creamy ravioli soup
This creamy ravioli soup combines a creamy tomato base with your choice of ground meat and premade ravioli for a delicious meal that is infinitely customizable. This recipe comes together in under half an hour and relies on pantry and freezer staples, making it an easy weeknight dinner the whole family will love.
9. Chicken soup is enjoyed around the world… here’s an Asian version called “Ginger Chicken Soup With Vegetables”
This ginger chicken soup with vegetables is the perfect recipe for those days when you’re feeling a little under the weather. The warming ginger soothes congested nasal passages, sore throats, and upset stomachs. All the fresh veggies have a plethora of vitamins and minerals to help get your immune system in tip-top shape.
10. Taking a jaunt to Europe for this Mediterranean chicken soup recipe
All the delicious flavors of the sun-drenched Mediterranean come together in this Mediterranean chicken soup. The classic is amped up with couscous, kalamata olives, garbanzo beans, and lemon. This soup is like a trip to Greece in a bowl.
This soup can really brighten up a drab, chilly evening.
11. Scrumptious and simple is the hallmark of this Mexican Chicken Soup
Mexican chicken soup starts with a clear golden chicken broth with flavorful tender rice. What sends this bowl over the top are the delicious toppings. Avocado gives each bowl a creamy richness, while cilantro gives a fresh pop, and a bright squeeze of lime ties everything together.
You can get creative with what you add to the top and everyone can customize their own bowl.
12. I bet this is a new one for you. Try this Arroz Caldo soup dish
For a Filipino twist on chicken soup, try Arroz Caldo. This is a Filipino version of rice porridge with loads of ginger and fried garlic. This dish gets a beautiful golden hue from saffron.
This hearty dish can be eaten for breakfast or dinner. If you can find calamansi, try it in place of lime to squeeze on top.
13. I’m a huge fan of matzo ball soup and this is a very good recipe
Matzo ball soup is a well-known and cherished recipe for many Jewish families. This soup is definitely a labor of love, but the results are well worth it. It is a bowl full of comfort, not called Jewish penicillin for nothing.
The matzo balls are light and fluffy, not dense and soggy.
14. Here’s an African twist on chicken soup: “Moroccan Chicken and Vegetable Soup”
During cold winter months, a flavor vacation can be a way to break out of a rut. This flavorful Moroccan chicken and vegetable soup are full of spicy, warm North African spices that take you far away from the chill of fall and winter. This is a great recipe to use up part of a rotisserie chicken and extra vegetables in the fridge.
15. I remember my first Thai curry dish. I fell in love; it makes for such a great soup – check out this red Thai curry chicken soup
This Thai take on chicken soup hits all the notes of your favorite takeout spot. This soup has all the delicious hallmarks of Thai cuisine; spicy curry paste, creamy coconut milk, bright fresh herbs, and the tangy zip of lime. Rice vermicelli stands in for egg noodles.
This red Thai curry chicken soup is an approachable foray into cooking your own Thai cuisine. All the ingredients can be readily found in your local grocery store in the international aisle.
16. Every region in the world has multiple takes on chicken soup… try this Korean Chicken and Ginger Soup
Samgyetang is a traditional Korean chicken soup usually made with a whole young chicken filled with garlic, rice, jujubes, and ginseng. This take on that traditional recipe uses ginger instead of ginseng and omits the Chinese jujubes. Cornish game hens are used in place of a small chicken, which can be difficult to find in stores.
While we think of chicken soup as a cold-weather dish, in Korea this dish is traditionally eaten during the hot summer months.
17. This is a meal in a bowl. It’s healthy. It’s so good. It’s “Hearty Chicken, Potato and Corn Soup”
This is a spin on a traditional Columbian ajiaco. This hearty soup is traditionally made with 3 types of potatoes, but this recipe simplifies it to 2 varieties easily found in supermarkets. The toppings really set this soup apart from others, it is topped with sour cream, capers, and avocado.
This dish is especially popular in the capital city of Bogota.
18. Chicken Caldo Verde is our next chicken recipe offering
Chicken Caldo Verde is a Portuguese soup that is usually served at festivals and weddings. This is a hearty soup packed with sturdy greens and delicious chorizo sausage. Be sure to get the dried, cured Spanish chorizo and not the fresh Mexican chorizo.
The ingredients are humble and inexpensive, but the resulting bowl is absolutely delicious.
19. Every chicken soup recipes list needs a Greek version. Here it is. It’s “Avgolemono” (Greek Lemon Chicken Soup)
Avgolemono is a Greek soup that is traditionally served on Christmas, but the bright tang of lemon makes it a wonderful choice year-round. This soup is made with simple ingredients, but the taste and texture are divine. It is a silky chicken broth base thickened with egg yolks and brightened with fresh lemon.
Orzo can be substituted for the rice in this delicious recipe.
20. Pho is so popular globally for good reason and that is it’s so good. Here’s a classic Chicken Pho recipe
Chicken pho, or pho ga, is a light spin on the more well-known Vietnamese beef noodle soup. The taste is incredibly fresh because the herbs and veggies are added raw right before serving instead of stewing in the broth during cooking. Tender poached chicken and rice noodles complete this satisfying soup.
21. Have corn and chicken lying around? If so, try this chicken corn egg drop soup
Chicken corn egg drop soup is a Hong Kong classic that can be found in Cantonese-style Chinese restaurants all over America. This soup has gently poached chicken, subtle sweetness from the corn, delicate feathers of egg, and a lovely golden hue from turmeric. This recipe can be made with fresh or frozen sweet or yellow corn.
The cornstarch slurry to thicken gives the soup a velvety mouthfeel.
22. Wontons are one of my favorites. Wonton soup is a perfect blend of tasty broth and hearty wontons. Here’s a great Chicken Noodle Wonton Soup
Imagine chicken noodle soup meets your favorite Chinese restaurant’s wonton soup and you have chicken noodle wonton soup. This recipe walks you through making chicken wontons at home with a filling that is reminiscent of roast chicken. It makes extra wontons for freezing so you can whip this dish up in a hurry in the future.
This recipe uses all the ingredients of classic chicken noodle soup, so the only thing you might need to get at the store are wonton wrappers.
23. Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup with Rotisserie Chicken
This creamy chicken noodle soup has all the appeal of chicken pot pie without the need to fuss with a crust or long baking time. The creamy filling is packed with veggies and chunks of chicken. This recipe is a wonderful hearty lunch or dinner for cold winter days.
24. This is famous for good reason. Drumroll please… introducing a wonderful Chicken Mulligatawny soup
Perhaps one of the earliest known fusion dishes, chicken mulligatawny is a product of the British rule of India in the eighteenth century. It translates to “pepper water”, but this curry-based soup is so much more than that. There are countless variations, but most seem to include rice, chicken, curry and apples.
Mulligatawny is a bit spicy, a bit sweet, and completely satisfying.
25. Masa Ball Chicken Soup is so good we just had to include another version in our list of our favorite chicken soup recipes
This masa ball chicken soup is like eating a bowl of chicken tamales in soup form. The dumplings are made from masa corn flour, which can be readily found in grocery stores. They are flavored with chipotles in adobo which give them a smokey kick.
The stock is flavored with green chiles and tomatoes. This soup hits all the flavor notes of savory tamales without the trouble of folding, wrapping, and steaming.
26. Who said chowder can only be seafood? That’s nonsense. Chicken works great and this New England Chicken Chowder proves it.
For chowder lovers who want something other than seafood, this chicken chowder hits all those chowder notes with a readily accessible protein. This recipe starts with the traditional chowder components of bacon, potatoes, and veggies in a creamy base, but uses chicken for a delicious recipe that appeals to everyone, even the folks in the family that don’t like seafood.
27. Lentil soup is goooood. Chicken soup is goooood. Chicken & Red Lentil Soup is VERY goooooood.
This chicken & red lentil soup is full of warm spices like ginger, allspice, cumin, and turmeric. The creamy lentils are made even more so with the addition of coconut milk. Thinly sliced chard is stirred in at the end with some raw sprinkled on top before serving.
This healthy and hearty dish is budget-friendly as well, coming in at less than $2.50 per serving.