20 Chicken Soup Recipes to Cozy Up With Tonight
We hear that chicken soup is good for the soul.
Nothing quite compares to the healing powers of chicken soup. Whether you are trying to escape the cold, or just looking for classic Southern comfort food, a chicken soup recipe is just what you need. Nothing can warm you when the weather cools like a pot of simmering chicken soup, loaded with vegetables and seasoned with your favorite spices. We love making a big pot of chicken soup and freezing it in individual freezer zip top bags to pull out on a busy weeknight when only a hot bowl of soup will do. We’ve collected all of our best-ever chicken soup recipes to satisfy any soup craving. From classic chicken noodle soup to slow-cooker chicken chili, these warm chicken soup recipes will do the trick. If you're short on time, our quick chicken noodle bowls come together in less than 30 minutes for a hearty chicken dinner in a flash. We also love the slow-cooked flavor of our Lemon Chicken Soup. The best part? All you have to do is throw all the ingredients in the slow cooker and let the pot do its magic. We've also thrown in a few unconvetional Chicken Soup Recipes like our Chicken-and-Brisket Brunswick Stew—a Southern classic, Chicken-and-Prosciutto Tortellini Soup, and Chicken-Andouille Gumbo. We have something for everyone in this collection of hearty and comforting recipes.
Soulful Chicken Soup
Recipe: Soulful Chicken Soup
No dish is quite as soothing as a hearty bowl of chicken noodle soup. A slow cooker makes throwing together this comfort food super easy.
Chicken-and-Prosciutto Tortellini Soup
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Recipe: Tortilla Soup
Smoky and spicy, this soup is loaded with our favorite Mexican spices like cumin and peppers – plus our favorite garnishes, like queso and tortilla chips.
King Ranch Chicken Soup
Recipe: Chicken-and-Vegetable Stew
Healthy and easy, this soup makes eating your vegetables a cinch. This vitamin-packed stew is light on calories and will have you out of the kitchen in no time (prep time is only about 10 minutes).
Recipe: Lemon-Chicken Soup
Flavored with garlic, lemon zest, and bay leaves, this smooth soup is comfort in a bowl. We recommend keeping it on hand all season long.
Chicken and Sweet Potato Dumplings
Start by boiling a whole chicken to make your own flavorful broth, add hearty sweet potato dumplings for a unique Southern twist.
Quick Chicken Noodle Bowls
Recipe: Quick Chicken Noodle Bowls
Crunchy snap peas, fresh cilantro, and a few sprigs of mint lighten up this hearty classic, perfect for a quick-fix dinner.
Chicken and Cornbread Dumplings
Recipe: Chicken and Cornbread Dumplings
Make a classic chicken and dumplings recipe even more Southern by topping the vegetable-and-chicken-packed stew with cornbread dumplings—they help soak up every drop of this delightful dish.
Tex-Mex Chicken Chili with Lime
Recipe: Tex-Mex Chicken Chili with Lime
Store-bought rotisserie chicken shortcuts the cook time, but we packed so many other flavors in this spicy soup that you’d never notice.
Recipe: Chicken-and-Sausage Gumbo
Apart from preparing the roux, making gumbo is basically hands-free. You’ll just need to stir the pot occasionally to prevent the rich roux from sticking to your gumbo pot.
Chunky Chicken-Barley Soup
Recipe: Chunky Chicken-Barley Soup
Our readers rave about this easy chicken soup. Plus, it freezes well. Make a big batch as soon as the temperature drops, and freeze for quick lunches and weeknight suppers
Recipe: Chicken Chili
The convenience of a deli chicken, the hearty bulk of seasonal vegetables, and the full flavor of traditional chili spices work together to create one comforting pot of Chicken Chili.
Chicken-Andouille Gumbo with Roasted Red Potatoes
You can't go wrong with a steaming bowl of classic creole gumbo to fill you up on chilly nights. We made it even heartier by adding roasted potatoes to the traditional mix of Andouille sausage, Cajun seasonings, and veggies.
Curried Chicken Chowder
Recipe: Curried Chicken Chowder
Warm up and fill up with a big-batch of Curried Chicken Chowder. The coconut milk adds a touch of sweetness to the curried soup.
Chicken-and-Brisket Brunswick Stew
In the South, hearty Brunswick stew is always a crowd-pleaser during the wintertime. We combine chicken and tender beef brisket in this delicious version.
Chicken-and-Three-Bean Chili Verde
For true Tex Mex flavor, serve this fresh soup with a side of crispy tortilla chips and top with fresh avocado slices.
Easy Chicken and Dumplings
Sriracha Chicken Noodle Soup
Step-by-Step Video: Sriracha Chicken Noodle Soup
Do your weeknight dinners need a little extra spice? Whip up a batch of this Sriracha Chicken Noodle Soup – made with ramen and served with extra Sriracha sauce – for a warm, comforting soup with a little spice.
White Lightning Chicken Chili
Recipe: White Lightning Chicken Chili
White Lightning Chicken Chili gets its name because it only takes 30 minutes from start to finish to get this one-dish meal to the table. Plus, we noticed that it always disappears from the table in a flash.