Weeknight Dinners: Easy and Savory Chicken Soup

Tuesday, Feb 19th, 2013 by

Thanks to Tamara Hickman for sharing an easy recipe for savory chicken soup. If you have a dinner recipe you’d like to share, please send it this way to editor(at)gowestyoungmom.com — Tara
I love to cook, but I don’t cook enough. So I thought I’d share the easiest chicken soup recipe I’ve ever seen. For this recipe, you can’t beat a $5 roasted chicken from Sam’s Club or Costco. The flavor of the roasted chicken gives this soup a savory taste. Recipe is from Allrecipes.com.
  • 2 quarts chicken broth
  • 1 quart water
  • 1 store-bought roast chicken
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 large onions, cut into medium dice
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into rounds or half rounds, depending on size
  • 2 large stalks celery, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • Bring broth and water to a simmer over medium-high heat in a large soup kettle. Meanwhile, separate chicken meat from skin and bones; reserve meat. Add skin and bones to the simmering broth. Reduce heat to low, partially cover and simmer until bones release their flavor, 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Strain broth through a colander into a large container; reserve broth and discard skin and bones. Return kettle to burner set on medium-high.
  • Add oil, then onions, carrots and celery. Saute until soft, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add chicken, broth and thyme. Bring to a simmer. Can be refrigerated up to 3 days in advance. Return to a simmer before adding the extras of your choice.