It’s not often that comfort food and healthy eating go hand in hand. But this delicious chicken soup recipe says otherwise. 

Whether you’re watching your calories or looking to up your protein intake, this warming winter dish is the perfect pick me up for these cold, dark days. Great for either a lunch option or serve with a crusty wholemeal roll for dinner. 

Chicken Soup Recipe

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 40 min Total Time 1 hr
Servings: 4
Best Season: Winter



  1. Start by dicing your chicken into large chunks. 

  2. Add 1 tbsp of oil to a pan and fry your chicken on a medium heat until thoroughly cooked. 

  3. Once the chicken is cooked. Remove from the pan and shred using two forks. Put to one side. 

  4. In another larger pan, heat 1 tbsp of oil and add your onion and garlic and fry until the onions are golden brown. 

  5. Prepare your chosen veg. If using carrot, mushroom or celery, try and chop into even sized chunks. 

  6. Add boiling water to your stock and pour into the pan along with your vegetables.

  7. Once boiled, leave to simmer for around 10 to 15 minutes. 

  8. Add the diced chicken with some salt and pepper and stir. 

  9. Serve and enjoy!


Top Tips - 

You could also try adding wholewheat pasta or noodles to up your fibre intake and bulk out your meal with some extra energy. 

Prefer a bit of spice? Add some jalapenos, cayenne pepper or chilli powder to give your soup that extra kick. 

Beans make a great addition to soup. Try cannellini or butter beans. 

You can also use this recipe if you have leftover chicken to use up from another dish, such as a roast.  

For this recipe, we recommend our succulent bulk chicken breast or our equally superb chicken thighs from our high quality poultry range. Or why not cook up a Sunday roast using our whole free range chicken and use the leftovers to create this winter warming soup? 

Always ensure chicken is thoroughly cooked before serving!

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