Comforting Chicken Soup Recipes

Chicken soup ranks at the top of my favorites among all the cold-weather recipes. It’s comforting. It’s cozy. And, as you’ll see, there are so many ways to make it. This round-up of recipes shows you 25 different ways to make chicken soup.

From classic chicken noodle soup to twists on old favorites, these recipes are guaranteed to warm you up when it’s cold – I hope you find some inspiration!

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chicken noodle soup.

Chicken Noodle Soup

It’s no secret that boxed chicken stock is no match for homemade, but I find that browning chicken breasts in some oil and butter and sauteing the vegetables in the browned bits left behind boosts otherwise boring boxed chicken stock. The soup is hearty with a deep flavor that’s brightened with a squeeze of fresh lemon before serving.

a bowl of chicken enchilada soup.

Easy Chicken Enchilada Soup

Quick and easy chicken enchilada soup! It takes 30 minutes to make and has the best creamy texture. Serve it with crunchy tortilla chips and cheese on top for an easy weeknight dinner.

overhead photo of bowl of chicken soup

Chicken Egg Roll Soup

This easy chicken egg roll soup garnished with wonton crispies is inspired by a favorite take-out appetizer. It’s everything you love about egg rolls served up cozy soup-style.

Chicken Tortilla Soup |

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Warm and cozy chicken tortilla soup with black beans, corn, and bell pepper. It’s a great make-ahead chicken soup you can have on hand for quick dinners.

photo of a bowl of pesto chicken orzo soup

Pesto Chicken Orzo Soup

This small-batch soup with chicken, pesto, zucchini, and pasta makes enough for two people with some leftovers to reheat the next day for lunch. It’s a quick 30-minute dinner full of fresh flavors.

a bowl of stew.

Green Chile Chicken Stew

This Green Chile Chicken Stew is packed with flavor and easy to make! Green chile, chicken, and potatoes make a delicious and hearty stew. Plus, it’s ready in about an hour, but tastes like it simmered all day.

a bowl of red chicken chili topped with fritos, sour cream, and guacamole.

Red Chicken Chili

It’s not technically a soup, but this warm and cozy chicken chili is a quick-cooking chili that’s ready in about an hour. The chicken is kept whole while it simmers, making it juicy and tender. Add your favorite toppings for a delicious dinner.

Broccoli Chicken Soup for two garnished with crispy bacon and Parmesan cheese

Broccoli Chicken Soup

Creamy broccoli chicken soup for two is garnished with crispy bacon and Parmesan cheese.

photo of a bowl of chicken cordon bleu soup

Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup

Cozy chicken cordon bleu soup made with tender chicken, ham, and plenty of cheese with easy homemade croutons on top! This will warm you up on a cold day.

chicken pot pie soup.

Chicken Pot Pie Soup

This cozy soup has all the best things about pot pie, including 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.

Chinese chicken noodles soup

Chinese Chicken Noodle Soup

This easy one-pot soup is read in about 20 minutes! It’s packed with noodles and Asian flavors and is sure to warm you up.

buffalo chicken chowder

Buffalo Chicken Chowder

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.

Slow Cooker Thai Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Thai Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

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. Plus, it’s easy to make in your slow cooker!

Mulligatawny Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Mulligatawny Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Mulligatawny 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 Noodle Minestrone

Chicken Noodle Minestrone

Not your ordinary minestrone! This one is packed with veggies like sun-dried tomatoes, kohlrabi, parsnips, and plenty of beans and pasta. Oh, and there’s bacon, too!

Chicken Cannellini Bean and Kale Soup

Chicken, Cannellini and Kale Soup

I love the looks of this! There’s some healthy with the kale, some decadence with the cream, and plenty of tender white beans to keep you full on a cold day.

creamy mushroom chicken and wild rice soup

Creamy Mushroom Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

This is a combination of the best of cream of mushroom soup with classic wild rice soup. It’s loaded with all kinds of mushrooms, tender chicken, and it’s made completely from scratch in about 40 minutes!

16 Comforting Chicken Soup Recipes: Creamy Chicken and Tortellini Soup

Creamy Chicken Tortellini Soup

This is perfect for all the busy weeknights! Tortellini pasta, a creamy broth, and veggies – I say yes to all of this.

avgolemono soup

Avgolemono Soup

This Mediterranean soup has simple ingredients like fresh herbs, chicken, rice, and plenty of lemon juice plus the broth is thickened with eggs.

Vietnamese Chicken Vermicelli Noodle Soup

Vietnamese Chicken Soup

Soft noodles with tender chicken simmered in a broth flavored with garlic, ginger, and shallots. This light dish looks like it would be amazing all year round.

Chicken Fajita Soup

Chicken Fajita Soup

Everything you love about fajitas, soup-style! It’s 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.

Lemon Dill Chicken Soup

Lemon Dill Chicken Soup

Lemon and dill are the perfect pair and add so much freshness to this creamy soup.

Chicken Pho

Chicken Pho

This Vietnamese soup has many wonderful flavors, 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

Mexican Slow Cooker Chicken Posole

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.

Old Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Mushroom Noodle Soup

From scratch chicken mushroom noodle soup! In less than an hour! 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.

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So many ideas to try! I hope you found some inspiration for some cozy chicken soup ❤️

Happy soup-making,


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This post was first published in October 2017. It’s been updated with more delicious recipes.


  1. That’s a really great collection of chicken soups! I’m going to try a few here in the next weeks to come. Thank you.

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