14 Irresistible Chicken Soup Recipes that Will Leave You Wanting More

It’s soup season and nothing says comfort better than a hot bowl of homemade chicken soup. Start with classic Chicken Noodle Soup, mix it up with a bowl of Chicken Udon Soup with Bok Choy or go for something hearty like Chicken Mulligatawny. Whichever soup you choose, you’re sure to be satisfied.

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup is the first recipe that comes to mind once “soup season” starts.

I love the steamy broth with tender chicken and thick egg noodles. It’s the epitome of comfort food and reminds me of the pure delight felt when my mom would make a large pot for dinner after a busy day at school. That’s my favorite version of chicken soup, and I’m sure you have yours. If not, don’t worry this list is certain to help you find something filling, soothing and worthy of a second bowl.

I’ve gathered up some of the best chicken soup recipes that range from brothy and simple to thick and hearty. Some have noodles and some don’t. Try them all to find your favorite.

Easy chicken noodle soup in a white bowl.

Treat yourself to this scratch version of Chicken Noodle Soup. Bone-in chicken and vegetables simmer to make the broth. To finish, boneless thighs, celery, carrots and noodles are added. This is a great project for a chilly Sunday. Thankfully, the recipe makes 12 cups of soup, so there should be plenty left for lunch. I guarantee it will become a family-favorite.

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Chicken Stew Recipe

This is a stick-to-your-ribs chicken soup. It’s thick and rich with big chunks of roasted carrots, potatoes and mushrooms. Toss in some kale for an extra boost of nutrition and let the bright, warming blend of turmeric, cumin and harissa keep your family returning for more.

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Instant pot chicken noodle soup in a bowl with the instant pot in partial view behind it.

Speed up the scratch version by making it in the Instant Pot! A whole chicken is cooked along with vegetables for a classic chicken soup. If you want the “noodle” in Chicken Soup then boil egg noodles and scoop into bowls before ladling the soup over top.

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Mulligatawny Soup

A creamy curry soup made with apples, chicken, rice and loads of vegetables. It’s rich, warming and deeply satisfying. Finish the soup with a dollop of yogurt and some freshly chopped mint.

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A white bowl filled with the best creamy chicken noodle soup set on a grey linen against a blue background with a bundle of thyme near by and a hunk of sourdough bread..

Skip the roux and add puréed cannellini beans to this healthy creamy chicken noodle soup. The beans add a nutritional boost and provide body to the soup without the addition of loads of heavy cream.

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Homemade Chicken and Rice Soup

If your favorite chicken soup includes rice, then this is the recipe for you! I love chicken and rice in any form, but soup is my favorite. Make sure to use bone-in chicken for this recipe, boneless just doesn’t give you the same flavor. Leftovers can be frozen for up to 3 months. Want to see how it’s done? Check out the video!

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Mexican Chicken Lime Soup

Did you grow up eating spicy chicken soup? This recipe heralds from the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico and uses a heavy dose of lime, habanero, cinnamon, and ground cloves for seasoning. If short on time, set out a bowl of corn tortilla chips and let each person crush a handful to garnish instead of frying your own. Heat the pan, reduce the oil to two tablespoons and start at step 3 on the recipe.

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Chicken Soup Ginger Shiitake

Dried mushrooms give this soup all of its umami goodness. Ginger adds spice and using bone-in chicken boosts the chicken flavor. Serve with rice.

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Spicy Gochujang Chicken and Udon Noodle Soup in a white bowl with a spoon and fresh herbs.

If you are craving udon then try this soup using the chewy Japanese noodles. It’s given an untraditional twist by sautéing shredded chicken with the irresistible Korean chili paste, gochujang. Give it a try!

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White bean chicken chili in a serving bowl with chips

While technically considered a stew, this chili packed with white beans and chicken is a spicy dish not to be missed. Adjust the spice level as needed and start with either dried or canned beans. My sister truly dislikes the tomatoes in standard chili, so I’m sending her this recipe ASAP. Maybe it will become her new favorite!

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Lemon Chicken Chickpea Rice Soup

White beans, rice and chicken are seasoned with turmeric and lemon for a truly crave-worthy soup. Inspired by Moroccan flavors, the addition of lemon, paired with ginger and turmeric is the soothing, bright bowl of comfort you’re seeking.

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Soba Noodle Soup with Chicken and Bok Choy

If you’re looking for something fast this is your soup. Soba, quick cooking buckwheat noodles from Japan, have a nutty flavor and chewy texture. This soup comes together 30 minutes but you can make it in even less time by using precooked chicken.

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A blue bowl on a pink cloth filled with chicken and dumplings with an instant pot in the background.

I love biting into fluffy, brothy dumplings floating on top a hearty chicken broth. For the fluffiest dumplings use cake flour instead of all-purpose. Chicken and dumplings are solidly a favorite chicken soup for me and the Instant Pot makes it so much easier!

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chicken pozole

This traditional Mexican chicken soup is served with a plethora of garnishes and loved all year long. Simmer a whole chicken, remove the meat from the bones, then leave the bones to cook even longer for a fragrant chicken stock. This recipe uses both blended and whole hominy to add a variety of textures. Bring out all the fixings and enjoy!

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Rachel Knecht

Rachel tests recipes for Simply Recipes, teaches a kid's cooking class, and develops the content for Baking with Rachel.

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  1. Moogie

    I love chicken soups.

  2. Anita

    I love it thank you!

  3. Annette

    I love this