Grandpa's Garden Chicken Soup Recipe -
Grandpa's Garden Chicken Soup Recipe
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Grandpa's Garden Chicken Soup

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"Grandpa sends me veggies from his huge garden every year and I use 'em for this soup, which has been called 'the best soup I've ever eaten' by friends. It's pretty unstructured and can change to meet your personal tastes. It's basically a chicken veggie soup; it's the FRESH veggies that make it the best. I just throw stuff in until it looks and tastes the way I want it to. It's also GREAT if you're sick; I swear it'll cure what ails ya! YUM! The longer you SLOWLY cook the soup, the more flavorful it becomes. I often eat a bowl while it's simmering 'cause I can't wait."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 30 mins

    2 hrs


  1. Put chicken pieces in a large stockpot; pour enough water over chicken to cover completely. Add onion, celery, bouillon cubes, basil, parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper to the pot; bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cook at a simmer until the chicken is cooked through and tender, about 1 hour.
  2. Remove and discard celery chunks. Remove chicken to a cutting board to cool; cut as much meat as possible from the bones and chop roughly. Return chicken to stock.
  3. Stir potatoes, kohlrabi, carrots, and turnip into the soup; cook until the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes. Add cabbage, corn, green beans, and tomato; cook until the green beans are tender, 7 to 10 minutes more.
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Mar 01, 2013

I LOVE a good kitchen-sink recipe. Because I don't agree with changing a recipe then rating it, I made it exactly as written. Great healthy soup that tasted wonderful. I'll be making this one again.

Jan 26, 2013

Excellent recipe! Thank you for the healthy comfort recipe.

Oct 14, 2012

The soup was very good but I did do a few things differently. I doubled the herbs, garlic and onion for more flavor as well as adding in other seasoning. I felt like the stock would have been bland without the extra. Great soup, will definitely be making this again!

Sep 09, 2014

Really good flavour by using the whole chicken. It all disappeared, so we all liked it, including baby.

Aug 23, 2014

This soup is pretty fantastic! I made it as written, but w/o cabbage. My 3yo son smelled it and declared he was "starving for this stew!" Only change I would make next time is to use all dark meat, as the breast meat got a little tough.

Feb 07, 2015

Hearty and chock full of veggies, this soup is a MEAL! I did add more liquid, as well as bouillon, seasoned salt, and black pepper.

Jan 22, 2015

Very healthy and great for those on low carb. I used turkey thighs instead of chicken and also used veggie stock (Swanson) to cook turkey in. Extra turnips instead of spuds, too! YUMMY!

Nov 18, 2014

I followed the instructions to the T and after it was finished I tried it and was so sad. I was super bland!! So I added red robin seasoning, same thing as seasonal all essentially, and still felt like it was bland. I let it sit over night and the next morning it was AWESOME!!! I guess after sitting and all the ingredients integrating over time was just what this recipe needed!! My 7 month old who is barely eating baby food loved this!!! I mashed it up a bit and he can't get enough!! Yum!! I broke the recipe into thirds too. Two frozen containers for dinner two later times and one third now. Yum!


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  • Calories
  • 209 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 50 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 8.5 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 3.3 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 18.6 g
  • 37%
  • Sodium
  • 376 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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