Total Time:  2 hr
Prep Time:  30 min
Cook Time: 1 hr 30 min

Servings: 12

This recipe for Chicken soup is the best I have ever had. My family could eat it breakfast, lunch and dinner until it is gone. Sprinkle with a good Italian cheese before serving.

italian chicken soup


  • 1 whole chicken- clean and cut into pieces
  • 3 stalks of celery- diced
  • 2 carrots- diced
  • 1 onion- diced
  • 2 cans San Marzano whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1 potato- whole
  • Morton iodized sale/McCormick Ground Black pepper – to taste
  • 2 fresh bay leaves- big
  • 1/4 tsp. Durkee Whole Black Peppercorns
  • ¼ lb. pasta or rice
  • 2 cartons Swanson chicken broth


Place all ingredients, except pasta, in stockpot, cover with water. Gently boil 1 ½ hours partially covered. When chicken is fork tender, remove from broth. Remove skin and bones from chicken, cut into small pieces and return to broth. Bring soup back up to a boil and add pasta and simmer for 5 minutes. Serve soup with grated cheese.

More about Chicken Soup

Chicken soup is considered a clear soup. The soup is made from chicken, vegetables, pasta or noodles, dumplings, rice and barley. Chicken soup is often thought of as a cold remedy and a comfort food. In Italy, chicken soup is usually served as a second dish with the meat and vegetables removed from the broth.

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