Chicken Soup

Chicken soup is a classic comfort food, but it doesn’t have to be boring. We love to add coconut milk, ginger, kale, avocado and hummus to create interesting takes on this traditional soup. Try a fragrant Thai-inspired version, which has a broth flavored with lemongrass, ginger, lime zest and chiles. Chef Spike Gjerde also adds cauliflower, shiitake and coconut milk to bulk up the soup before adding rotisserie chicken—perfect for using up leftovers. For something a little more traditional, this chicken soup loaded with bacon and potatoes is super hearty and comes together in under an hour. Get these recipes and more from Food & Wine’s guide to chicken soup.

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Chicken Pot Pie Soup with Puff Pastry Croutons

This creamy, soul-warming soup from the legendary Ina Garten’s cookbook, Modern Comfort Food, captures everything there is to love about chicken pot pie. Plenty of aromatic vegetables, a rich, silky broth spiked with tarragon and cream sherry, and plenty of tender chicken (or leftover Thanksgiving turkey) deliver pure comfort in every spoonful. The flaky, buttery puff pastry croutons (made from store-bought dough!) are an irresistible finishing touch.

Left Over Chicken Soup

This Leftover Chicken Soup from Marcus Samuelsson uses the whole bird, from bones to livers, to make a nearly no-waste dinner. First, Samuelsson makes the stock from charred aromatics and chicken bones. Then, he sears the livers and shreds the chicken for the soup. Feel free to substitute store-bought stock and upgrade it by simmering with charred vegetables. Printed with permission from Chef Marcus Samuelsson Slideshow: More Chicken Soup Recipes 

Stracciatella

Stracciatella is the Italian version of egg drop soup. This tasty one from chef Hugh Acheson includes shredded chicken, spinach, basil, peas, grated Parmigiano-Reggiano and eggs. Slideshow: More Soup Recipes 

Chicken-Orzo Soup with 10 Vegetables

Any combination of vegetables will work in this nutritious soup from chef Hugh Acheson. If including 10 vegetables isn’t a priority, you can also cut some and double up on others. Slideshow: More Soup Recipes 

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken tortilla soup is the most comforting way to satisfy your Tex-Mex craving. Adding tomatoes to the broth gives it a beautiful color and flavor, and spices like paprika, cumin, chili powder and coriander give tortilla soup a southwestern flair. Some recipes create a pureed soup, blending tortilla strips into the broth so it gets a thick texture and unique flavor. Shredded chicken, garlic and onion are also key ingredients in this tortilla soup, but you could also add beans, corn and green pepper to add protein and flavor. Garnish the soup with fresh avocado, crispy tortilla strips and cilantro for a refreshing, satisfying supper. Here, our best recipes for chicken tortilla soup.

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Chicken-Barley Soup with Herbs and Egg Noodles

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Why settle for just one type of soup when you can have two? Here, chicken noodle meets mushroom barley, coming together to form an incredibly delightful and soothing pot of soup. Slideshow: More Chicken Soup Recipes 

6 Chef Upgrades for Chicken Soup

These chefs look at soups around the world to inspire this universal comfort food.

8 Healthy Additions to Chicken Soup

Good, basic chicken soup is already one of the healthiest foods around, so the ways to make it healthier actually involve adding ingredients rather than taking them away.