Chicken soup has long been one of the most sought-after comfort foods by children and adults alike. And who doesn’t like a warm bowl of something hearty on a chilly day?
But sometimes, as much as you love this old favorite, you may find yourself wanting to try something new. So next time you find yourself yearning for a warm and hearty bowl of chicken soup, try one of these 15 unique chicken soup recipes!
15 Unique Chicken Soup Recipes That Will Warm Your Soul
1. Chicken, Fennel, And Rice Soup
This first recipe from Delicious gives a soft twist on the famous chicken noodle soup. Instead of noodles, you’ll be adding rice, cinnamon, and fennel to give the soup a unique and savory flavor without changing the original recipe too much. But the cool thing is, if you use gluten free chicken broth, this recipe is the perfect comfort food for someone who can’t consume chicken noodle soup because of an allergy to gluten.
2. Sicilian Chicken Soup
If you love Italian food, this Mediterranean twist on traditional chicken noodle soup is perfect for you. This recipe from Little Broken still calls for chicken, but instead of long thin noodles, you’ll use a ditalini pasta instead. You’ll also still start with chicken broth, but then you will as a can of tomatoes to give the broth a strong tomato flavor. This recipe is very versatile and you can truly add whatever veggies you desire, after all, everything goes with tomatoes!
3. Feel Better Chicken Soup
Feel better chicken soup is the perfect answer for the next time you are feeling a bit under the weather. This chicken soup recipe from Feasting At Home encompasses everything from a regular chicken noodle soup recipe, with the addition of ginger, and lemon to help settle your stomach and boost your immune system. And you can also add turmeric if you are feeling adventurous and really want to strengthen your immune system!
4. Mango And Coconut Chicken Soup
This next recipe from Taste of Home isn’t for the faint of heart. Filled with peppers, mango salsa, and fresh mango, this recipe packs a punch that will have your taste buds dancing in delight. With a distinctly Asian taste, this recipe is great to make in a slow cooker and bring to your next potluck. You can also easily freeze the leftovers and defrost them for dinner at a later date, just be aware the soup may get spicier as it sits!
5. Tuscan Style Chicken Soup
Tuscan style chicken soup is another soup recipe from Italy, but this one really embodies the word comfort as it is packed full with cannellini beans and kale to fill you up on that dreary day. The full recipe can be found on Kitchen Sanctuary, but this recipe basically includes chicken, onion, celery, carrots, and potatoes. Of course, you can add in some pasta if you want, but this soup is fairly filling on its own!
6. Chicken Posole
Those who had a Dutch oven absolutely have to try this next chicken soup recipe. Based on Mexican cooking, this is another soup that will certainly be spicy when it’s finished. Featured on Country Living, this recipe calls for chicken, onion, poblano peppers, tomato paste, chili powder, and diced tomatoes. You may want to remove the peppers and lower the amount of chili powder if you have someone who is spice adverse in your home. Or you could pull out the sour cream as a topping to help them cool their taste buds!
7. Chicken Macaroni And Cheese Soup
Do you love macaroni and cheese? Then use this unique recipe from Food. to transform your favorite dish into a tasty chicken soup. You’ll need chicken, vegetables, macaroni noodles, butter, milk, and of course, some cheddar cheese! You’ll melt the cheese into the broth for this soup to create a cheesy creation like no other! Don’t be afraid to switch up the vegetables or leave some of them out depending on your specific preferences.
8. West African Chicken Soup
This flavorful soup from Explore Food & Wine combines the tastes of West Africa with the homestyle taste of chicken soup you know and love! This recipe does require a whole slew of ingredients and takes 3 hours to prepare in total, so it is definitely not recommended if you are looking for a last-minute dinner. But if you have an afternoon free, and want to try something unique and new, then this delicious West African chicken soup is for you!
9. Greek Chicken Soup
Greek chicken soup is famous for its iconic look and flavor. And surprisingly, this soup isn’t that hard at all to recreate in your kitchen at home. Following this recipe from The Spruce Eats, you will just need some chicken, carrots, celery, onion, orzo pasta, eggs, and lemon and about fifteen minutes of prep work to put everything together! You’ll need a steady hand to add the eggs (and make sure the water doesn’t boil after you add them) but otherwise this recipe is straightforward and easy to make!
10. Creamy Chicken And Pasta Soup
Have you ever just had a craving for something creamy but don’t want to indulge in a dessert? Try this amazing creamy chicken soup recipe by Eatwell 101. This soup is chock full of vegetables, chicken, and pasta to keep you full all evening long! This recipe is also easy to adjust, and if you are catering to someone on the Keto or gluten free diet, simply remove the pasta and replace it with more vegetables or rice depending on their dietary requirements.
11. Chicken Tortellini Soup
It can be difficult to make a soup stand on its own as a main dish, especially when you have a household full of hungry kids clamoring for dinner! This chicken tortellini soup by Salt & Lavender does just that, by replacing the traditional noodles in chicken noodle soup with, you guessed it, cheese tortellini! Adding the tortellini will give the soup more calories and will keep your kids, and the adults, in your household full for the rest of the evening!
12. Chicken Meatball Soup
If you are still struggling to find a soup that keeps everyone full, this next one will definitely do the trick. This chicken meatball soup by Damn Delicious takes a little time to make when it comes to forming the chicken meatballs, but once you’ve got everything in the pot it is a breeze to make. Toss in some orzo pasta, or maybe even some spaghetti noodles if you are looking for some extra carbs, and you’ll have a hearty chicken soup that will leave you asking for nothing less!
13. Tom Kha Gai Soup
Some of you may be unfamiliar with Tom Kha Gai Soup, also known as Thai coconut chicken soup, and you are missing out! This tasty recipe courtesy of 40 Aprons is absolutely to die for with the creamy taste of coconut milk combined with the exotic taste of lemongrass, all wrapped up with a little jalapeno spice! Don’t forget to add the secret ingredient of some red curry paste and you’ll have a delicious soup that will leave everyone in your home wanting more.
14. Chicken Alfredo Soup
Do you have some chicken alfredo lovers in your household? Why not make their favorite meal into a soup for the especially cold days! This recipe from The Salty Marshmallow amazingly only calls for one pot, keeping the number of dishes you’ll have to do afterward on the low. The instructions are only a few steps, and you’ll use all the ingredients you usually use for chicken alfredo with the addition of some chicken broth and flour. Do note, however, that this recipe does call for egg noodles instead of regular fettuccine noodles because they will hold up better in the broth.
15. Lemon Chicken Cauliflower Rice Soup
The lemon lovers in your family will absolutely adore this next soup from Recipe Runner. Made with chicken, cauliflower rice, and lots and lots of lemon, this soup is not only gluten free, but also low carb for those of you on the keto diet! Similar to the Greek chicken soup, this recipe calls for eggs to give the broth its creamy texture and flavor, keeping this soup dairy free without having to sacrifice flavor! This soup would probably also go well with regular rice, or maybe an egg based pasta, so you may want to experiment a bit to find the combination your household loves best!
Next time the weather tells you it’s time to stay inside and make a tasty chicken soup, you’ll have to pull out one of these unique recipes. Packed with flavor, fun, and all the comfort of a traditional chicken soup, you can’t go wrong no matter what recipe you pick! You’ll love these unique chicken soup recipes so much you may just find yourself hoping for your next cold and rainy day.