15 Homemade Chicken Soup Recipes Better Than the Can

When the weather began turning cooler, nothing sounded better to me than a bowl of hot chicken soup. I wanted a soup that is delicious and easy to make and one that my family would enjoy. Then the complicated part was to decide which type of chicken soup I wanted. It had to be homemade and simple to make it onto my list. My research led to these 15 easy homemade chicken soup recipes I thought you might enjoy, too.

Chicken soups are so versatile that you can completely change the flavor and presentation based on the ingredients you add. You can add vegetables, rice, jalapenos, enchilada sauce, other meats like beef and pork, shrimp, etc. The list is endless.

The recipes in this article range from a traditional chicken soup to brunswick stew, chicken and dumplings, enchilada soup, and to Thai coconut curry chicken soup. Several are cooked entirely in the slow cooker and one can even be cooked over a campfire or on stove top. Some use rotisserie chicken from the deli.

Why don’t you make a bowl of one of these wonderful soups to warm up your cool fall day?


  • 15 Easy Homemade Chicken Soup Recipes 1 of 16

    Nothing tastes better in cool weather than a bowl of hot chicken soup. Following are 15 different homemade soup recipes that range from traditional chicken soup to stews to chilis to dumplings. 

  • White Chicken Chili 2 of 16

    White chicken chili recipe is full of beans, chicken, and spicy flavor for a complete meal in a bowl. My picky as can be son even likes this one.

    Source:  Add a Pinch

  • Slow Cooker Chicken Soup 3 of 16

    Can't you just imagine the mouth-watering aroma in your kitchen when you make this slow cooker chicken soup? There is nothing more comforting and delicious on a cold day than a bowl of this soup loaded with chicken and vegetables. 

    Source:  Baked by Rachel

  • Brunswick Stew 4 of 16

    Brunswick stew is a staple at a Southern barbecue or church or school fundraiser, served with pulled pork or barbecued chicken. At our house, I serve it alone for a warm meal with its delicious blend of chicken, pork, beef, and vegetables.  

    Source:  Add a Pinch 

  • Harvest Vegetable and Chicken Soup with Quinoa and Bacon 5 of 16

    Harvest vegetable and chicken soup with quinoa and bacon is loaded with vegetables such as butternut squash, kale, and corn. Add in the bacon and chicken and quinoa, you have a flavorful, satisfying soup for these cool or in some areas, already cold fall days.

    Source:  Recipe Girl

  • Creamy Chicken and Brie Soup 6 of 16

    I love Brie but had not thought of adding it to a soup until I found the creamy chicken and brie soup recipe. What a creamy, cheesy delight! 

    Source:  How Sweet Eats

  • Southern Chicken and Corn Chowder 7 of 16

    Southern chicken and corn chowder is one of those Southern comfort foods at my house. The hearty flavor of thyme, jalapeno, vegetables, and chicken is a family favorite.

    Source:  Add a Pinch

  • Hearty Chicken and Wild Rice Soup 8 of 16

    Hearty chicken and wild rice soup is chock full of healthy vegetables, chicken, and wild rice. It is a soup your kids will love. Just don't tell them it is good for them. 

    Source:  Eat 2 Gather

  • Gumbo 9 of 16

    Gumbo is dish you can cook in your kitchen but it is an excellent meal to be cooked over a campfire. My husband loves to make this during his Scout campouts with our son and his Scout troop. Full of chicken, shrimp, spices, and vegetables, this is a camp favorite. 

    Source:  Add a Pinch

  • Chicken Green Chile Enchilada Soup 10 of 16

    If you like Mexican food, you will love this chicken green chile enchilada soup. Made with green chiles and Monterey Jack cheese, this spicy soup will have your family coming back for more. 

    Source:  Taste and Tell

  • Thai Coconut Curry Chicken Soup 11 of 16

    What a colorful soup! Thai coconut curry chicken soup can be made in about 30 minutes for a quick, delicious soup for lunch or dinner. Why don't you make this for your family the next cool day you have?

    Source:  Eat 2 Gather

  • Hearty Chicken Pumpkin Soup 12 of 16

    Do you need a new recipe for a taste of fall? Then try this hearty chicken pumpkin soup for a thick, creamy,yet chunky soup. The pumpkin puree, chicken, and vegetables are a perfect blend of flavors. 

    Source:  Picky Palate

  • Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup 13 of 16

    What could be more welcome on a cold day after you have been outside playing or working than a cup of creamy chicken and rice soup. This is such a hearty soup but still not a heavy one. 

    Source:  Recipe Girl

  • Chicken and Dumplings 14 of 16

    Chicken and dumplings is one of my favorite meals that my grandmother made. When I was a little girl, I loved to listen to her sing as she made this dish for our family. It is one of those dishes that just means love and comfort. 

    Source:  Add a Pinch

  • BBQ Chicken Pizza Soup 15 of 16

    Have you ever imagined putting barbecue sauce in a soup? It adds a wonderful flavor to this BBQ chicken pizza soup. For a super fast meal, ready in about 15 minutes, that is delicious and hearty, make this soup tonight!

    Source:  Tidy Mom

  • Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chowder 16 of 16

    Don't you just love meals that can be made in the slow cooker? The spicy, slow cooker Buffalo chicken chowder has a unique twist - buffalo sauce. My husband loves buffalo sauce in chicken dishes so this is a soup for him!

    Source:  Baked by Rachel

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