How To Make Homemade Chicken Soup – Healthy And Delicious by Rockin Robin

How To Make  Homemade Chicken Soup - Healthy And Delicious by Rockin Robin

I show you how to make homemade chicken soup from scratch. This is such an easy, delicious comfort food. You will never want canned soup again.
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I call this dish chicken soup but you could also call it chicken noodle soup if you decide to add noodles. I’m add a cup of white rice so you can call this chicken and rice soup.

What I love about this recipe is that it is so flexible. You can but what ever you want in it. Literally.

What makes it so good and good for you is the chicken. The longer you boil the chicken, them more intense the broth becomes.

So if you wanted to make this with just a few ingredients you should include the chicken of course but also the onion, celery, carrots and salt. They make up the base for this soup. After that it is up to you.


1 whole chicken, organic preferred
1 onion, diced
4 carrots sliced
3 celery stalks, sliced
1 zucchini, sliced
3 to 4 small red potatoes, cut into chunks
1 sweet potato or yam, peeled and cut into chunks
1 cup of white or brown rice
2 cups frozen peas
a small handful of fresh basil leaves, chiffonade
a small handful of fresh Italian parsley, chopped
1 cup of fresh green beans, washed and trimmed, cut into bite size pieces
salt to taste

Place the chicken into a large stock pot and with enough water to cover the chicken by 1 to 2 inches.

Place a cover on the pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Once it comes to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer with the lid on.

In the meantime, chop all of your vegetables.

Add the onion and celery first. Then add the sweet potatoes, red potatoes, and carrots. Then add the rice, basil, parsley and green beans.

Let everything simmer with the lid partially on for anywhere from 35 minutes to an hour. Remember, the longer the better.

Remove the chicken from the pot and place in a dish to cool. Add the peas and zucchini during the last 10 minutes of cooking before you place the cut up chicken back to the pot.

Once the chicken is cool enough to handle, remove the skin and bones and either shred or cut the chicken into bite size chunks and place it back into the soup.

Now it’s time to eat.

So make this soup and let me know what you think in the comments below. If you get a cold or get sick, you should definitely make this soup. It will make you feel better.

Thanks for watching!
Rockin Robin
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  1. I never ate chicken soup with RICE,.i dont like that ..usually good with noddles or curly pasta..but looks good ,i like it with alots veggie ..NOT like usuall only carrots celery & onions

  2. Your soup looks awesome and really hearty and rich with ingredients and flavor. Things i'd add making this myself… some Ground Pepper and a nice whole Scotch Bonnet pepper that sure to add some fruity flavored heat to my soup.

  3. Now this is a good old fashioned heart warming Chicken Soup, been scouring youtube to find similar versions to my version of Chicken soup, and the stuff I have found so far is crap, this is SPOT ON!
    Love your channel by the way, I like the way you cook, and all your recipes, plus you seem so down to earth and easy going! AWESOME, and I'm definitely SUBSCRIBING :D

  4. Thanks so much for this recipe. I just used this recipe and made myself a pot of soup for the week. My wife is out of town and the refrigerator was empty, I had finished up everything my wife had cooked for me. So, it was time to cook something. This is the first time I am making soup and it was an adventure using a host of veggies. It took me 2hrs total to get everything done. I do agree that the longer it cooked, it tasted better. Thanks for a great recipe. I had a question about using garlic and saw your comment to someone else on that. I did add 3 slit green chilis at the end to add a tiny bit of spice/hotness. Hope that's OK? Also, I did not have sweet potatoes and beans. Hope to try with those next time.

  5. Is it ok to use ground chicken or breast? Or do you recommend cooking with a whole chicken because the rest gives it flavour?

  6. That looks lovely! Is it also good if mushrooms are added? I'm definitely going to share this and show it to my sister.

  7. My family made something like this in the summer. We had a huge garden with lots of fresh veggies. We made a huge pot of soup with all of it and we just added what seemed would taste good with it. We also put rice and homemade noodles! Yummy a great treat for a nice spring or summer day :-)

  8. Just getting into Paleo for numerous reasons, and am just getting into (enjoying, as opposed to it becoming a labor) veggie prep-work, but this makes so much sense! I'm subscribing, but from a builder's standpoint, next time, line your carrots all up (side by side), and chop the ends, then chop the rest (meaning 5 to 10 at a time) with one stroke! The one tiny flaw anal me noticed! lol Other than that, you and this recipe totally rock!!! Thanks lots!!! 🙂

  9. That's great! I'm glad you loved the recipe. Fresh herbs are amazing. Try them in spaghetti sauce next time and use a lot of it. It is amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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