Homemade chicken soup in a bowl with thyme on top
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Best Homemade Chicken Soup Ever

This recipe for the best Homemade Chicken Soup is so easy and delicious! It's ready in under 30 minutes! 
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 427kcal
Author Erin Henry

Ingredients

  • 1 roasted chicken
  • 2 quarts water or chicken broth
  • 3 stalks of celery chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 bunch fresh thyme
  • sea salt and pepper
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 bunch fresh parsley minced

Instructions

  • Put the roasted chicken in a large pot and put enough water to cover the chicken.
  • Add the celery, carrots, onion, garlic, and thyme. Slowly bring to a boil over medium heat. Simmer for 20-25 minutes. Remove chicken and shred the meat once it's cooled.
  • Season shredded meat with salt and pepper, and place back into the pot. (add pasta if using and cook until done)
  • Add lemon juice and fresh parsley. Enjoy!

Notes

This soup freezes well to have on hand all winter long!
Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.
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Nutrition

Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 242mg | Potassium: 752mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 72.4% | Vitamin C: 4.2% | Calcium: 5.3% | Iron: 15.7%