18 Chicken Soup and Stew Recipes That Are Sure to Comfort
Chicken Soup with Rice
From the all-time classic chicken noodle soup to the Chicken Soup with Rice, shown here, to less well known takes like Chicken Chile Stew and chicken tagine, we've got a chicken soup or stew (or two) that's just right for you.
Start simple with Test Kitchen's Favorite Chicken Soup. The recipe starts with a whole chicken, and though you need to set aside a few hours to make it, that time is mostly hands-off. On the other hand, if you looking for a soup that will come together quickly for a weeknight meal to satisfy your family, try the Lemony Pesto Chicken Soup, which is made with a store-bought rotisserie chicken. A swirl of pesto stirred in at the end adds a delicious punch of flavor.
If you are looking to try something a bit different, go with Chicken Posole. This Mexican standard is packed with flavor brought from chiles and herbs, and made hearty with the addition of hominy. Or go Southeast Asian with the Green Thai Chicken Soup. The bright flavors in this lighter soup come from the Thai curry paste and lime juice. And if you've never had congee, try this Chicken and Mushroom Congee. This rice porridge is traditionally served as breakfast but congee is comforting and perfect for any meal throughout the day.
Chicken soup additions are about way more than noodles. Try the satisfying Peruvian Chicken Soup with Rice and Potatoes. Filled with herbs and spices, this is one flavor-packed meal. But if noodles are your thing, try this Chicken Soup with Brown Rice Millet Noodles. It calls for gluten-free noodles to keep everyone at your table happy.
With so many different and flavorful soups and stews to choose from, you're sure to find just what you are looking for to serve for dinner tonight.
Spicy Chicken-and-Lime Soup
Jalapeños give this soup it spicy kick. The dish's beautiful presentation is made extra special with homemade crunchy corn tortilla strips.
Lemony Pesto Chicken Soup
This poblano chile-packed dish is made with white beans, but pinto beans would be a great choice, too. If you don't have time to make the salsa, grab a jar of your favorite one at the market.
Test Kitchen's Favorite Chicken Soup Made with a Whole Chicken
Chicken Zoodle Soup
Italian Chicken Soup with Pasta and Tomatoes
Green Thai Chicken Soup
Chicken Tagine with Almonds, Apricots, and Olives
Sweet dried apricots, crunchy almonds, salty olives, plus juicy chicken thighs and drumsticks combine in this chicken stew. It's served with steamed couscous and fiery harissa, a Tunisian red chili sauce.
Peruvian Chicken Soup with Rice and Potatoes
This hearty soup is packed with vegetables and a double carb hit with both potatoes and rice. There is plenty of lively flavor from cumin, serrano chile, and lots of fresh herbs.
Chipotle Chicken and White-Bean Soup
Mashing some of the beans is a great trick to help thicken the broth. You can add one or two chipotle chiles, depending on how spicy you like your soup.
Chicken Soup with Dill Spaetzle
Spaetzle, simple, small flour and egg dumplings, makes this soup very special. Make the spaetzle using a spaetzle maker, a ricer, or, as suggested here, a colander.
Ginger Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken Soup with Brown Rice-Millet Noodles
One-Pot Classic Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken Posole Soup
Posole is a Mexican soup made with hominy, a variety of corn with large kernels. This recipe fortifies the delicious soup with shredded cabbage.
Kitchen-Sink Chicken Stew
A versatile recipe this, a chicken stew that lets you use up what vegetables you have on hand. Don't have carrots? Use parsnips, turnips, or a mixture of all three if you have them. Don't have collards? Then use whatever leafy greens you do have.