46 Soup Maker Recipes! – Liana’s Kitchen
Chicken soup is a classic. It’s one of Britain’s favourite soups: it’s comforting, filling and, thankfully, so easy to make!
My easy chicken soup recipe is just that: easy. It has minimal ingredients, all of which can be added to your soup maker (or pot if you don’t have a soup machine!)
How to make chicken soup (
the easy way!)
Ingredients of homemade chicken soup
200 g cooked chicken,
- shredded – this is an approximate weight.
- garlic cloves, crushed
- medium onion, chopped
- 200 g potatoes, scrubbed and diced
- 1 liter chicken broth (approx.)
- 2 tablespoons fresh cream/cream (optional)
As you can see, you need very few ingredients. I love making chicken soup with leftovers from a Sunday roast. It’s the perfect way to use all meat, assuming kids don’t pass it through their school sandwiches!
Side note: I usually cook our chicken in the slow cooker, this means we can easily pull all the meat out of the bone, no food is really wasted. If you’ve never cooked your chicken in a slow cooker, you should try it: the meat is very soft. You can also use the juices to make some homemade chicken broth, it tastes amazing.
If you don’t have chicken scraps to use, you can still easily make chicken soup, just cook some chicken of your choice. If I crave a chicken soup and haven’t eaten a roast chicken, I’ll just cook some chicken breasts and crush them. However, I notice a different texture when I make chicken soup this way, something like a more “grainy” texture. I guess because it’s not as tender as when cooked slowly.
How to make chicken
Potatoes thicken the soup and make it softer, you can add more or less, depending on your own taste. In addition, cream or fresh cream will also make you smoother and give you more of a ‘Chicken Cream’ style soup, but this is totally optional. Many times I won’t bother adding any and it still tastes great.
Simply add all the ingredients to your soup maker (leave any cream or cream fresh to the end) and put the lid on. Put it on smooth running and you’re done!
If you don’t have a soup machine, you can still do this in a pot on the stove. Just add all the same ingredients and bring to a boil. Simmer and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until potatoes are soft. Use a hand blender to turn it into a smooth soup, being careful not to allow hot liquid to splash on it.
Season the chicken soup according to your own taste.
I hope you enjoy my easy chicken soup recipe, let me know in the comments if you do! You can also join us in our soup recipe group on Facebook.