Of all the cold weather comfort food dishes, chicken soup ranks at the top of the list of my favorites. It’s comforting. It’s cozy. And, as you’ll see, there are so many ways to make a delicious bowl of chicken soup. This round-up of comforting chicken soup recipes shows you 25 ways to shake-up your chicken soup game. I hope you find some inspiration!
Chicken Soup Recipes
From classic chicken noodle soup to twists on old favorites these chicken soup recipes are guaranteed to warm you up when it’s cold! Click on the photos or recipe titles to get more details about the recipes.
CHICKEN CORDON BLEU SOUP – Girl Gone Gourmet | Cozy chicken cordon bleu soup made with tender chicken, ham, and plenty of cheese with easy homemade croutons on top! This chicken soup is a cozy winter warmer.
BUFFALO CHICKEN CHOWDER – Saving Room for Dessert | When you combine buffalo chicken with a creamy and hearty chowder you get a classic soup upgraded with a spicy kick. Some smoky bacon and blue cheese sprinkled over the top takes a classic bowl of chowder to a whole new level.
CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP – Girl Gone Gourmet | Warm and cozy chicken tortilla soup with black beans, corn, and bell pepper. Topped with avocado, cheese, and sour cream garnish this soup takes about an hour start to finish.
MULLIGATAWNY CHICKEN AND WILD RICE SOUP – Proper Foodie | Mulligatawny soup is an English soup that pulls flavors from India into a bowl of total comfort. Ingredients can vary – it’s a recipe meant to use up all the odds and ends – but usually has some combination of rice, chicken, and apples with curry. It looks like a delicious winter warmer.
CHICKEN, CANNELLINI AND KALE SOUP – Sprinkles and Sprouts | I love the looks of this hearty chicken meatball soup. There’s some healthy with the kale and some decadence with the cream and plenty of tender white beans to keep you full on a cold day.
PESTO CHICKEN ORZO SOUP – Girl Gone Gourmet | This pesto chicken orzo soup is a quick 30-minute small-batch dinner that makes enough for two people with some leftovers. It’s packed with tender chicken and fresh zucchini along with some pasta and a pop of pesto.
CHICKEN NOODLE MINESTRONE – Homemade Food Junkie | Not your ordinary minestrone! This one is packed with veggies like sun-dried tomatoes, kohlrabi, and parsnips and plenty of beans and pasta. Oh, and there’s bacon, too!
CHICKEN POT PIE SOUP – Coffee and Crayons | I don’t know what I like best – the soup that has all the best things about chicken pot pie or those cute little biscuits. This is a twist on a beloved classic and, in case you’re wondering, it only takes an hour thanks to a smart shortcut. Hint: you won’t need a rolling pin for the biscuits.
SLOW COOKER HEARTY CHICKEN SOUP – Half Baked Harvest | Tender chicken, fresh veggies and farro simmer together all day in the slow cooker. Is there anything better than coming home on a cold and snowy day to a warm and comforting dinner that’s been cooking all day? This chicken soup is sure to warm you through.
CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP – Girl Gone Gourmet | It’s no secret that boxed chicken stock is no match for homemade, but I find that browning bone-in skin on chicken breasts in some oil and butter and sauteing the vegetables in the browned bits left behind adds a boost to otherwise boring boxed chicken stock. The soup is hearty with a deep flavor that’s brightened with a squeeze of fresh lemon before serving.
CREAMY MUSHROOM CHICKEN AND WILD RICE SOUP – Closet Cooking | This comforting chicken soup combines the best of cream of mushroom soup with classic chicken and wild rice soup. It’s loaded with all kinds of mushrooms, tender chicken and made completely from scratch in about 40 minutes!
CHICKEN MEATBALL SOUP – Girl Gone Gourmet | Carve out an hour on the weekend to make this chicken meatball soup and enjoy it all week. Tender chicken meatballs, parsnips, and potatoes simmered in a flavorful broth make this weekend cooking project well worth the effort.
VIETNAMESE CHICKEN VERMICELLI NOODLE SOUP (BUN GA) – Delightful Plate | Soft noodles with tender chicken simmered in a broth flavored with garlic, ginger and shallots. This a light chicken soup that is delicious year round.
CHICKEN FAJITA SOUP – The Schmidty Wife | Everything you love about fajitas soup-style! The soup itself is so simple and uses a lot of pantry ingredients, but we all know the toppings are most important so don’t skip the avocado and sour cream garnish.
CHICKEN ENCHILADA SOUP – Girl Gone Gourmet | Everything you love about chicken enchiladas served up soup-style. The chicken enchilada soup is made with chicken, corn, and pepper jack cheese and is topped with a simple-to-make fresh pico de gallo and crispy homemade tortilla strips.
CHICKEN PHO – Eat Little Bird | There are so many wonderful flavors in this Vietnamese soup like star anise, cinnamon, cilantro, red chili, citrus, and basil. In the end, it’s a simple, but flavorful, bowl of fresh rice noodles in a simple from-scratch chicken broth.
MEXICAN SLOW COOKER CHICKEN POSOLE – Isabel Eats | When I lived in New Mexico around the time the days started getting cooler posole would start showing up at work potlucks and get-togethers. Posole (aka hominy) is the same stuff used to make corn tortillas and Southern grits. When combined with chicken and a spicy sauce you get a bowl of comfort food you won’t forget. And, just like chili, it’s all about the toppings. I love the fresh radishes and cilantro Isabel used for her recipe. They add a bit of freshness to offset the richness of the stew.
SMALL-BATCH CHICKEN BROCCOLI SOUP – Girl Gone Gourmet | Warm and cozy broccoli chicken soup for two made with bacon, cream, and plenty of tender chicken and broccoli.
CHICKEN AND CHICKPEA SOUP WITH LEMON – Krumpli | One might not think of humble chicken soup as elegant or guest-worthy, so luckily Brian is around to show us how to plate (or bowl?) a beautiful chicken and chickpea soup. I love how he sliced the chicken and placed in on the soup – sometimes it’s the little touches that make such a difference. Oh, and if you’ve ever thought about growing your own chickpeas be sure to read Brian’s post. Might want to think twice about that!
SLOW COOKER THAI CHICKEN AND WILD RICE SOUP – Vikalinka | Minnesota meets Thailand! I love a good cultural mash-up recipe and this Thai-inspired chicken and wild rice soup looks like a great one to try.
CHICKEN MUSHROOM NOODLE SOUP – Garlic and Zest | From scratch chicken mushroom noodle soup! In less than an hour! I know, I was skeptical, too, but Lisa at Garlic and Zest shows you how it’s done. You’ll want to tuck this one away to have on hand all winter.
This post was first published in October 2017. Updated with more delicious recipes in January 2019.