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Canned chicken soup has nothing on this delicious chicken soup recipe. Chicken and hearty vegetables come together to make a chicken soup the whole family will love. It's sure to become one of your go-to recipes on cold days when chicken soup is what you crave.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2006



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  • GutsyHomeC00k
    21 OCT, 2013
    I found that simmering for 45 minutes was way too long. I checked my bird at 28-30 minutes, and I had 167 degrees. I have a major problem with the fact that "salt" is simply listed as an ingredient without an approximation for how much to add. When I first tasted the broth, it literally tasted like dish water. I added kosher salt liberally, handfuls at a least 6. I tasted after each addition. In all, I probably added more than a cup of salt. Used Old Bay too.
    • tabmj101
      7 MAR, 2018
      Perhaps the reason it tasted like dishwater is because you only simmered it for 30 minutes. It takes a while to get the flavor out of the chicken and into the water. You don't stop when the chicken is done but rather when the soup tastes good. I was surprised it was only 45 minutes. I usually make my soup from leftover bones which I simmer for at least 3 hours, usually longer. I knew using the whole chicken would be less, but I was surprised 45 minutes was enough. I don't add anything except onions & celery before I remove the bones (& onions & celery), then I add a variety of vegys & seasonings. I don't add salt, there is enough flavor without it, but some might like a little, maybe a tsp.
    • jndavis5358yah
      8 FEB, 2016
      how about salt to taste? a cup of salt sounds unedible.
  • microscopic
    15 FEB, 2015
    I've never made my own chicken soup from scratch before. I used this recipe without any changes. I did use 3 tspn salt. But it tastes nothing like the canned chicken soups I've been eating for so long. That stuff isn't even soup compared to this fresh, delicious recipe. I also used a very fresh, organic free range chicken that cost $24, I'm sure that helps. Thanks!
  • ashcroce
    22 DEC, 2012
    22 MAR, 2008
    Chicken Noodle is one of the best comfort foods I can think of, especially with all these yummy vegetables, there is also a great recipe for chicken noodle in an online Canadian magazine called: take a look and drop aline the entire magazine is online kands
  • MS10474432
    12 FEB, 2008
    This is, cross-my-heart, almost exactly the same as the very first time I made homemade chicken soup (way back when I still watched "Sesame Street"...and yes, I remember that)! I begged my mother not to help, that I wanted to do it all by myself. It was the first thing I ever made without a recipe. The only differences were that I used chopped celery in place of parsnips, and dried seasonings instead of fresh. This sure brought back memories! What a great comfort food.

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