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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Moroccan Chicken-and-Couscous Soup

A mainstay in Morocco, steamed couscous topped with a very liquid stew is undeniably delectable, but not exactly quick. We've found, though, that combining all the ingredients in a soup yields similarly sumptuous results in a much shorter time. The dish is decidedly spicy; if you prefer less heat, just reduce the amount of cayenne.Plus: More Soup Recipes and Tips

Classic Chicken Noodle Soup

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From one deeply flavorful chicken broth, F&W's Grace Parisi creates four exceptional soupsPlus:  Great Comfort Food Recipes 

Avgolemono Chicken Soup with Rice

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Avgolemono is a classic sauce of chicken broth, egg yolks and lemon juice; the addition of a bit more chicken broth, rice and shredded chicken turns it into a satisfying soup. More Chicken Soup Recipes

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 

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 

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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 

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.