Mary’s One-pot Homemade Chicken Soup
I go old school when I make chicken soup—with this incredible recipe that my mother-in-law, Marie, taught me. It starts with two whole chickens right in the pot (she’s not messin around!)
Now, I don’t know about you, but when I get sick, the only thing I can eat is chicken soup. And the only one I will eat is this one. I was lucky enough to have a mother-in-law who taught me to make it perfectly. What is it about moms? They always know how to season things just right.
Chicken soup is (in my opinion) THE best soup for winter.
This soup always warms my belly on a cold winter day—and just plain makes me feel good. It takes the chill off, and brings back all those chicken soup memories from my past. I hope this Chicken Soup recipe will be your new best friend on a cold day, too. It’s like a big hug! That’s what comfort food is really all about.
Bonus: this chicken soup recipe freezes really well!
I like to make a very big pot when I make this soup—it freezes well, and you’ll have comforting leftovers for another day. I usually add pasta or rice to my soup, but make sure you add it just before you’re ready to serve. Any small, shaped pasta will work, but I especially love delicate ditalini pasta for this chicken soup.