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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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
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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
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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
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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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6 Chef Upgrades for Chicken Soup

These chefs look at soups around the world to inspire this universal comfort food.
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9 Chicken Noodle Soups That Will Cure Your Sniffles

Chicken noodle soup is delicious anytime, but it's especially comforting when you're feeling under the weather. From a classic, old-school recipe to a kimchi-packed Korean-inspired version, here are nine amazing chicken noodle soups that will help cure a cold or simply make for a delicious dinner.
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The Ultimate Desk Lunch: Gluten-Free Ginger Chicken Noodle Soup

Desk Lunches was started by two friends who were tired of takeout. On alternating days, they prep and cook healthy-ish, make-ahead lunches in their tiny NYC kitchens. Here, they share their favorite recipes and easy tips for successful office-friendly packing and serving. Share your own #desklunch ideas on Instagram.
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Thai Chicken Soup

Chef Spike Gjerde says this soup is his family staple. The flavors are bright and the dish is easy to make, especially with store-bought rotisserie chicken. Gjerde adds lemongrass, ginger and plenty of lime to create a broth that's light, tangy and deeply aromatic. Slideshow: More Healthy Thai Recipes