What’s better on a cold winter day than a warm pot of homemade chicken soup? If you’re feeling a tad sickly, this soup will make you feel better. This recipe can be made quickly and will warm you down to your toes.

Chicken Soup
Homemade Chicken Soup

This is basic chicken soup. It is absolutely delicious and satisfying all by itself. The wonder of this recipe, however, is that you can add other ingredients and make it even better and give it your own twist.

Homemade Chicken Soup

1 pkg chicken breasts (boneless, skinless, approx. 1 lb.)
1 pkg. chicken thighs (boneless, skinless, approx. 1 lb.)
salt, pepper, poultlry seasoning – to taste
1 large onion, finely diced
1/2 cup finely diced bell peppers (any comibination of red, yellow, green)
2 stalks celery, finely diced
3 carrots, grated or diced
3 tablespoons diced parsley
3 tablespoons corn starch
a few drops of yellow food coloring

Put two quarts of water in a large stock pot and set on high heat. Add the diced onion, bell peppers, celery, carrots and parsley. Add salt, pepper and poultry seasoning, to taste (approx. 1 Tablespoon each).

Add the chicken. Bring to a boil and simmer until chicken is cooked through.

Remove the chicken with tongs and place on a plate to cool. Once the chicken is cool, chop it finely and add it back into the pot.

In a small bowl mix the corn starch with 1/2 cup water. Stir until dissolved and add to the soup mixture. Add the yellow food coloring and stir well. Simmer for about 30 minutes.

If the soup is too thick, you can add chicken stock. You can include other vegetables, as desired – corn, beans, peas, tomatoes. You can also add some noodles or rice.