Homemade Chicken Soup Recipe


  • 1 5-6 pound organic roasting chicken
  • 1-2 T olive oil
  • Salt, Pepper, garlic powder
  • Chicken Carcass from roasted chicken
  • 2 large carrots – large chop
  • 2 medium sized onions – large chop
  • 4-5 stalks of celery large chop
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • handful of fresh thyme (aprox 4T)
  • 1 T dried parsley
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh rosemary (aprox 1 T)
  • 2 T salt
  • 2 t. pepper
  • Strained broth above
  • Cooked and shredded chicken pieces
  • 4 C. Diced celery
  • 2 C. Diced onion
  • 1 T garlic powder
  • 4 C. Diced carrots
  • 4 C. Chicken stock
  • Additional salt and pepper to taste (at the end)


ROAST CHICKEN: Preheat oven to 350. Place raw roasting chicken in a casserole dish. Coat chicken in 1 T olive oil, salt pepper and garlic, herbs to taste. Roast whole chicken uncovered at 350 for 20 per pound or until fully cooked through.

Fill a large pot with water and submurge cooked chicken and all the chicken stock ingredients. Bring your broth to a boil, turn down heat to low and simmer for 2 hours.

Strain the broth above and set chicken aside to cool in a strainer set over a bowl. Discard veggies from broth. Remove all chicken from carcass and add back to your broth. Add all chopped vegetables listed above to broth as well as 4 C. chicken stock. Return soup pot back to the stove and simmer on low for 2-4 hours. The longer the soup simmers the better the flavors that will develop. If you are pinched for time, saute veggies until tender before adding to the soup pot to lessen cook time. Taste before serving and add more salt and pepper or seasoning as needed at that point. ENJOY!!!

NOTE: You can choose to add different spices if you choose at the end…a bit of chipotle spice, corn, peppers and black beans will add a southwestern flavor, add milk or cream and make it a creamy soup. The choice is yours! I’m pleased to share with you my homemade chicken soup recipe and hope you will make it soon creating YOUR favorite version for your family.

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Meet the Baker: Andrea Maranville is a self taught cook and baker from Sherrill, N.Y. What started as a hobby quickly turned into a passion for baking. In 2018, she got her big break in the baking world after competing on ABC’s “The Great American Baking Show – Holiday Edition.” It was there that she competed in 18 baking challenges and finished in the top three. Now Andrea has taken her passion for baking and turned it into her own business, Silver City Baking Company. Andrea also writes her own food blog Sweet Life of a Baker, where you can follow her story and view more of her recipes.

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