Photo Credit: Recipe courtesy of Mod Mex: Cooking Vibrant Flavors at Home; photography by Simon and Tammar Rothstein
There's some science behind the old wives' tale! Warm liquids like chicken soup really can help ease cold symptoms. So if you're feeling under the weather now, or just need a good excuse to have soup for supper tonight -- slurp these easy chicken soup recipes with abandon!
Chicken and Tortilla Soup (pictured above)
Whether you’re seeking a soup to warm you on the chilliest of days or just looking to add a little spice to your routine, this dish packs the heat. The secret is two kinds of chile peppers and surprisingly simple homemade roasted tomatoes. Don’t skimp on the crunchy tortillas!
Chicken and Sweet Corn Soup
Corn kernels add sweetness to this soup, while garlic and parsley round out the flavors. Give half the corn kernels a quick pulse in the food processor for a smooth, thickened base.
Chicken & Spinach Soup with Fresh Pesto
For a nutrient-packed, Italian-inspired twist on chicken soup, add diced red bell peppers, fresh pesto, healthful baby spinach and cannellini beans. This healthy meal is doable even on the busiest of nights.
Chicken Noodle Soup
This recipe requires the most basic of ingredients and only about 20 minutes on the stove – perfect for when you need a quick meal or are feeling under the weather.
Chinese Chicken Noodle Soup
Long, thin noodles and chicken pair perfectly with fresh ginger, spinach and Chinese rice wine in this light but satisfying soup.
Orzo, Delicata Squash & Chicken Soup with Sage
Creamy orange delicata squash makes a fine addition to a satisfying fall soup. A simple base of chicken broth is accented with chicken breast, orzo, onion and garlic.
Cuban-Style Chicken Soup
This soup takes a tasty departure from the traditional with the addition of cumin, potatoes, orzo and cherry tomatoes. Don’t be surprised if it becomes your new favorite.
Grandma’s Chicken Stew
With carrots, egg noodles and chunks of chicken in a thickened base, any grandma would be proud to call this comforting recipe her own.
Mexican Chicken Noodle Soup
Giving chicken noodle soup a worldly update is a snap. Just add a pureed base of tomatoes, onion, chiles and garlic to the usual broth, replace noodles with thin fideos, and finish with sour cream and avocado.
Coco-Noodle Doo Soup
Kids will love the Thai rice noodles and bright coconut-lime flavor of this soup; you’ll love the balanced nutrients it provides thanks to fresh chicken and snow peas.
Hearty Chicken Posole Stew
This traditional Mexican stew features fat kernels of hominy and chicken breast, and tons of flavor thanks to garlic, fire-roasted tomatoes and green chiles.