Chicken Soup for a Family’s Soul

Chicken Soup for a Family’s Soul

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 10 mins
  • Servings: 6
  • About This Recipe

    “Very tasty soup. Basil and chicken soup were meant for each other. For an easy change of pace, try the Chicken Pot Pie variation at the bottom!”


  • 3lbswhole chickens
  • 1onion, chopped
  • 2carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2stalkscelery, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper
  • 3boiling potatoes, sliced thin
  • 1teaspoonsalt
  • 1/4 teaspoonpepper
  • 1teaspoonsweet basil
  • 2tablespoonscornstarch
  • 1/2 cupwater
  • 1/4 teaspooncrushed red pepper flakes
  • fresh basil leaf, finely shredded( for garnish)
  • Directions

  • Cook chicken in large pot until done.
  • Cool chicken, remove skin and debone.
  • Cut into bite-size pieces.
  • De-fat and strain stock.
  • Return stock to large pot.
  • Add chicken, vegetables, salt, pepper and basil.
  • Cook until vegetables are done (15- 20 minutes).
  • Mix cornstarch with 1/2 cup water.
  • Add to soup to thicken slightly.
  • For an easy Chicken Pot Pie:Pour finished soup into large casserole and top with rolled biscuits dipped in butter.(I use Bisquick mix to make it very quick and easy).
  • Bake at 425°F for about 15 minutes until biscuits are done.
  • Reviews

  • “Very good chicken soup.I tried it in a flat casserole dish with biscuits on top and loved it.The basil is nice in chicken soup.This is the second of your recipies I have tried and I have loved them both.”

  • “I made a double batch of this… one for my family and one for a friend.My friend’s family said that I’ve spoiled any other chicken soup for her in the future.The basil just adds such a nice touch.”