This Chicken Vegetable Soup is a healthy dinner made in one pot! Includes tips for making your own chicken stock plus using leftover chicken and vegetables. Step by step recipe video down in the recipe card.
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I’ll be honest, I’m never excited for the return of colder weather, but I’m always excited to curl up with a bowl of this Chicken Vegetable Soup on a chilly day!
There is just nothing that will warm you up like a big bowl of chicken soup with homemade chicken stock and loads of veggies.
If you saw this Roast Chicken and Vegetables from earlier this week, you know how easy it is to make a full chicken dinner with just a few minutes prep and a sheet pan.
So today, I wanted to share how easy it is to take that roast chicken (and those leftover chicken and vegetables!) and turn them into a delicious soup that’s perfect for a weeknight dinner or quick lunches.
Once again, I’m using our favorite Creamer potatoes from The Little Potato Company, and any varietal will work just great!
I grabbed a 5lb bag of the Dynamic Duo this week — I love how the bag is resealable so it’s perfect for grabbing a few here and there as you need them.
They pack a ton of nutritional value (fibre, potassium, and so many more vitamins and minerals) into their small package, and we just adore them!
They are the perfect addition to this Slow Cooker Creamy Vegetable Soup and this Garlic Parmesan Chicken Stew, too!
For this Chicken Vegetable Soup recipe, I am going to give you tips on making homemade chicken stock and how to repurpose your leftovers right here in the post.
Below in the recipe card I will include the soup recipe with raw vegetables, so that no matter what you have on hand (or just in case your kiddos took care of all your roasted veggies from your chicken dinner!), you can make this quick and healthy soup.
There is just nothing like the flavor and health benefits you get from making your own chicken stock!
I like to keep a few bags stashed in the freezer at all times for when those nasty winter colds hit.
Here’s how to do it:
To make use of your leftover chicken and vegetables in this soup, simply saute your celery and onion (or any other fresh veggies you may want to include), then add your spices and broth.
Bring the chicken stock or broth to a simmer over medium heat, allow the freshly added vegetables to cook through, then stir in any leftover cooked vegetables.
Let the vegetables and chicken heat through and then serve! Dinner is ready in just a few minutes.
This recipe calls for cooked, chopped chicken, so it’s a great way to use up any leftover chicken!
If you don’t have cooked chicken, see my note below.
If you don’t have already cooked chicken hanging out in your fridge or freezer (we like to keep this Crockpot Shredded Chicken and Instant Pot Shredded Chicken on hand for quick meals!), it’s easy to throw in what you’ve got.
To make this soup with raw, boneless chicken breasts or thighs, simply throw a couple into the simmering broth and let them cook with the vegetables.
Be sure they are cooked through (a meat thermometer is always a good way to check), then shred and add back into the soup.
You can also use bone in chicken, though I recommend you remove the skin first.
You can absolutely make this Chicken Vegetable Soup in the slow cooker!
Simply dump it all in and let it cook away all day until the vegetables are tender.
If you prefer, you can always saute the vegetables first, but I’m not into unnecessary steps 😉
This Chicken Vegetable Soup is just as easy to make in the Instant Pot.
Add everything to the pot and give it a good stir. It’s important that you use cooked chicken in the Instant Pot because it won’t cook through in the short time it takes to cook the vegetables.
Put the lid on, turn the valve to sealing, and select Manual or Pressure Cook, high pressure, for 2 minutes.
Let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then open and serve!
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