Chicken Soup for the Soul – the Real Stuff! (Recipe)

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Happy Friday! It’s gloomy and rainy in Los angeles today which gives me the perfect excuse to whip up some homemade chicken noodle soup that’s actually good for the soul. I wish I could take all the credit for this, but it’s actually my mother-in-law’s famous recipe. It’s one of the first things I ever made for Stevie after we got married and it’s been one of the easiest so far. 😉
Whether it’s rainy outside or you’re craving a good ‘ole bowl of homemade soup – I thought I would share this delicious recipe that I can’t get enough of. It’s hearty, delicious and has tons of flavor. It’s also healthy and easy to make! (p.s you’ll have leftovers all weekend).

1 whole organic chicken
1 -2 bay leaves
Salt and Pepper
Sliced carrots- anywhere from 8-12 large carrots to your taste
Chopped celery- 2-3 stalks with leaves
1 chopped onion
Fresh spinach (I slice it up really thin)
Chicken bouillon (Try the one from Whole Foods or Sprouts that is MSG free. It comes in a brown plastic tub)- I add several Tablespoons until the broth tastes like I want it
Thyme- just a pinch of dried thyme 
Noodles (whatever you like!..I love the thicker Amish style if you can find them)


1. Fill large pot with water (enough to cover the chicken) and add the bay leaves and salt and pepper. Boil until the chicken is done – roughly 45 min to an hour on medium-high heat.


2. Once chicken is ready, pull it out to cool. While it cools, simmer down the pot to medium-low heat and add in your chopped carrots, celery, onion, and fresh spinach. 


3. Pick the chicken until all the meat is off! You can shred it with your hands or chop it up into thin slices. Add it into the pot with everything else.


4. Add in several tablespoons of the chicken bouillon mixture to give this soup a yummy taste! Also, add the pinch of thyme – it makes a difference! Let everything boil until the carrots are tender.


5. Cook the noodles in a separate boiling water pot and when its nice and soft you can add it into the soup mix!


Then you’re all set. You can easily feed 6-8 people with this recipe! Bon appetit!

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  1. Sazan i don’t know how to contact you. I have no ide if my emails have reached you?
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  2. My husband just had sinus surgery and I remembered your post! It is amazing and Yum, I had never used a whole chicken but turned out so much more tinder, I usually get the rubbery chicken from the breasts or strips, Thanks!!!

  3. This looks delicious! I was actually telling my husband that I wanted to learn how to make home made chicken soup. This is beyond perfect, and I will definetly give it a try! Love ya Sazan! I always love your posts! Thanks! ????

  4. My boyfriend and I made this tonight and it was sooooooooooooooooooooo good. Thanks for sharing the recipie.????????

  5. Looks yummy! ???? always wanted to make a chicken soup, but thought it‘s pretty complicated because of the whole chicken…so i never tried.
    maybe you could do a tutorial-video? ????????
    xx alina

  6. Thank you for sharing your recipe!!! I got sick yesterday and I I started craving your soup as soon as i saw it on your ig story ???? you are the best!

  7. I Want to Try and make this tonight, but I’m just wondering; do you have skin on your chickeN, og remove that before you cook it?

    I want to make crIspy chicken skin to Add to the soup as a little Something extra, but if You cook the chicken with «everYthinG» On I’ll do that 🙂

  8. This was my first time making soup. This recipe is delicious and easy to follow. My family loved it! 🥣
    your site is my go-to recipe book when I need to find a good recipe quick and I know it’s going to be good.
    Thank you for sharing! 💙

  9. This recipe is absolutely AMAZING. I was looking for a chicken soup recipe that was
    “different” and this fit the bill. My goodness, I could bathe in this (tho I promise I won’t) Thank you for posting this.

  10. What size pot did you use? My 6Q is not letting my cover this hen 😭 either way, making tonight to try to beat the sickness the hubs and I are feeling!

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