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Mama's Chicken Soup

Published Thursday, 11 October, 2012 by Katie

The most delicious and comforting chicken soup you will ever make!



  • 2 chicken breasts/thighs
  • (if using thighs, remove the skin and then de-bone after cooking)
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 medium carrots
  • 2 sticks celery
  • 1 large potato/sweet potato/butternut squash
  • 1l hot chicken stock
  • 1tsp mixed herbs (optional)
  • 1tbsp oil


In a large pan, heat the oil.

put the chicken in the pan and cook for about 5 minutes to brown the surface of the chicken. Remove from pan and set aside.

add the onions, garlic and carrot and celery to the pan and fry for about 4-5 minutes, just until the ingredients are soft.

add the stock, chicken, potatoes and mixed herbs. Bring to the boil and then turn down the heat to simmer for 45 minutes with the lid on.

this will produce a thin soup, it's delicious this way but i like to thicken it using a roux sauce.

roux is so simple to make, you can just google how to make it and use a couple of heaped tablespoons to thicken your soup. If you find you've added too much, just water the soup down.

keeps for 3 days in the fridge or a month in the freezer.



  • Kristina 5 years ago

    Thee texture was delicious

  • Tiana 5 years ago

    I am really bad at cooking but it came out right for the first time i ever cooked

  • Jordan 5 years ago

    It was delicious

  • Patrick 5 years ago

    What do you do with the potato, just dice it and chuck it in the pot?

  • Mimosa 6 years ago


  • Ifra 6 years ago

    Best bessssssssssssssssssssssssssssst

  • Shuu 6 years ago

    Made this because my boyfriend and i are unwell and i thought i'll cook something easier to eat for both of us. I'm a very bad cook but this recipe is easy to follow and delicious!

    thank you for sharing this recipe!

  • 6 years ago

    P.S. I did use paragraphs in that previous comment, this website just decided to remove them. Sorry it's so hard to read! X

  • 6 years ago

    Hi sorry it took so long for me to reply.

    this recipe serves about 4 or 5 people depending on how big you make the servings :) when i make it i used about 1l of stock or just over and i'll eat it over 2 or 3 days.

    it is not hard to make at all...Seriously.

    with regards to how much water/stock you use, it really depends on what stock cubes you use. I've been using sainsbury's basic chicken stock cubes (don't hate, they're good and so cheap!) and that's 2 stock cubes to 1l of stock. You can always season with a little salt at the end to make it to your liking.

    as with any recipe, you can make it your own. I sometimes add leeks 10 mins before the end of cooking, and last week i broke bits of spaghetti into short pieces to make a comforting "chicken noodle soup" kinda thing when i was ill!

    happy cooking :) x

  • Harry 6 years ago

    Hi i was wondering how many servings this recipe yields?

  • Danny Jay 6 years ago

    Very easy to make, and delicious, thank you!

    how long dose it take to make
    - an hour

    how high do u put the gas on for
    - adjust accordingly, you want it to simmer.

    how much water do you put in with the stock? :)
    - 1ltr, if you're using oxo cubes, thats 5 cubes to 1ltr of water.

  • Saema 7 years ago

    Very hard to make

  • Spoon 7 years ago

    How long dose it take to make

  • Hdhdh 7 years ago

    How high do u put the gas on for

  • Bethanie 7 years ago

    How much water do you put in with the stock? :)

  • Saagg 7 years ago


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