Simple Chicken and Potato Soup Recipe
My Simple Chicken and Potato Soup Recipe is your go-to comfort food for winter time! It’s perfect for any night of the week and is a good soup for a chilly day. A good thing is that can be made ahead and enjoyed the next day.
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What Makes This Chicken and Potato Soup Recipe the Best Soup
You will be using simple ingredients such as chicken broth, sweet onion, yukon gold potatoes, shredded kale and chicken thighs. To give it a creamy texture, you will use 2% milk.
My seasoning blend is made up of dried basil leaves, coriander, sweet paprika, dried oregano and garlic powder.
Substitution Ideas for This Chicken and Potato Soup Recipe
The best thing about this chicken potato soup recipe is that the options are endless on ways you can sub out ingredients.
If you don’t want to use chicken thighs, you can use boneless chicken breast or leftover rotisserie chicken.
You can sub out the chicken stock and use vegetable broth. To have a more thick creamy soup texture, you can use heavy cream or stir in a dollop of sour cream. You can use white onion instead of sweet.
You can use russet potatoes or red potatoes in place of Yukons.
Another idea is to use italian seasoning or fresh herbs.
To keep it lower in fat, you can use skim milk.
Any Special Cooking Method
This easy chicken soup will be done on the stove top using a large dutch oven or a large soup pot. You will start by sautéing the onions in olive oil over medium heat, then adding the chicken thighs and additional ingredients.
How Do I Store Leftovers
You will want to store the leftover soup in an airtight container. Or you can freeze it by storing in a freezer bag and it will last up to 3 months.
What Toppings Do You Recommend for This Chicken and Potato Soup Recipe
This simple chicken soup is great by itself but you can always add toppings if that is your personal preference. Small pieces of crispy bacon, fresh thyme, shredded cheddar cheese or sliced green onions would be a great addition to this comforting soup.
Why I think Homemade Soup is The Best
Hearty soup is the best thing to enjoy on cold nights or to enjoy as lunch after a walk on a cold day. My whole family loves a comforting meal. While traditional chicken noodle soup is one of their favorites, it’s nice to give them something different yet still healthy. Cooking your own chicken soup recipe at home is nice because you can season the soup your way and control what you put in it.
Next time you make a big pot of soup, your entire family will love it! This is a great way to add variety to your meal preps.
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Do you want more easy and healthy soup recipes? Be sure to check out my Italian Beef Soup and also my Spicy Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup.
Let’s Cook Soup!
Simple Chicken and Potato Soup Recipe
- large dutch oven or large soup pot
- 1 pound chicken thighs, skinless boneless, diced
- 2 14.5 ounces chicken broth (2) 14.5 ounce cans
- 1 cup reduced fat milk 2 %
- 2 tablespoons olive oil extra virgin
- 1/2 sweet onion small diced
- 3 medium yukon potatoes peeled, diced
- 2 cups shredded kale
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon ground garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- kosher salt as needed
- black pepper as needed
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped-for garnish, optional
- Preheat a large dutch oven, over medium heat, add the olive oil.
- Then add the chopped onions and let them cook for 5 minutes. Add the chicken thighs and season with a dash of salt and pepper and give it a good stir. Let the chicken cook for 10 minutes or until no longer pink.
- Add the chicken broth, milk, potatoes and the spices. Turn up to medium-high heat to bring to a boil then turn it back to low and let it simmer for about 20 minutes. Then stir in the kale and continue to let it cook until you have tender potatoes and tender chicken. Total time is about 45 minutes.Season with additional salt and pepper to your liking.
- When ready, serve in a bowl and sprinkle chicken soup with fresh parsley.