Warm your soul with chicken soup recipes

Shawn Paik/WSN
Shawn Paik/WSN

Nov. 12 is Chicken Soup for the Soul Day. Whether or not you choose to celebrate the holiday, it’s hard to deny that chicken noodle soup is a classic comfort food. Chicken itself can be the ultimate protein, particularly for broke college students. Here are a couple budget friendly chicken soup recipes.


Chicken Lentil Soup



2 tablespoon olive oil

1 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped carrot

1/2 cup chopped celery

1/2 cup chopped potatoes

1/2 cup chopped eggplant

2 cups chopped or shredded chic-ken, cooked

1 pound lentils, rinsed

8 cups chicken broth

Salt, cumin and coriander to taste


Directions: In a pot, saute the onion, carrot, celery, potatoes and eggplant with olive oil on medium heat until soft. Add chicken, lentils, chicken broth, salt, cumin and coriander. Turn the heat to high and bring to a boil. Then, reduce the heat to simmer and cook until lentils are soft.


Chicken Noodle Soup


2 tablespoon olive oil

1 cup chopped onion

3 cloves chopped garlic

1 cup chopped carrot

1 cup chopped celery

2 cups chopped chicken

8 cups chicken broth

2 cups water

2 cups egg noodles

3 sprigs thyme

1/4 cup parsley

Salt and pepper to taste


Directions: In a pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, carrots and celery, saute until soft. Add the broth and water and bring to a boil. Add thyme, parsley and egg noodles and simmer until the noodles are tender. Add chicken and salt and pepper to taste. Let simmer until ready to serve.


A version of this article appeared in the Tuesday, Nov. 12 print edition. Bailey Evans is a staff writer. Email her at [email protected]



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