Chicken Vegetable Soup

Chicken Vegetable Soup|

This delicious hearty Chicken Vegetable Soup will warm you up on these chilly spring days!

Chicken Vegetable Soup|

Indeed, even though I made this soup few weeks back, I would like to have a large bowl right now. Some of you are having lovely warm sunny days while here, in Ontario, winter has come back once again. Right now I am writing this post while it’s heavily snowing outside. Ughh!

There’s a fact. I was eating this Chicken Vegetable Soup for 3 weeks in a row.

Probably, I should clarify. I didn’t mean I was eating one pot of soup for 3 weeks. That’s too much. I am that guy who prefers to eat fresh things. Well, I used to reject most of the things the next day after they were cooked. Now I understand that a lot of things are much better the next day. The only one thing I unlikely will leave for the next day is a salad. Because there’s nothing worse than green leaves which have started to wilt.

Chicken Vegetable Soup|

Chicken Vegetable Soup|

But soup, especially a chicken one, is another story. It gets only better within a few days. Please note it gets better being kept in the fridge. If you leave it at room temperature for a while, there’s a risk it won’t stay that delicious for a long:)

Anyways, one Sunday I made a large pot of this Chicken Vegetable Soup for a whole week. It turned out very delicious and hearty (No wonder!). However, I didn’t take any pictures since the broth wasn’t really clear. That’s why I repeated the soup the next Sunday making sure the broth was good enough. As a result, I was enjoying with a bowl of this hearty soup every day on those gloomy days. It wasn’t enough. I decided to make a version of the soup on the third Sunday in a row. It was basically the same, but I added some lemon juice and orzo. I didn’t manage to take any pictures since that day I got sick.

Chicken Vegetable Soup|

Chicken Vegetable Soup|

There’s nothing complicated in this Chicken Vegetable Soup. The broth is very simple – I am not a fan of cooking broth for hours. Besides, I don’t like the intense broth either. This light and not overpowering taste of chicken and veggies is the best for me.

Talking about the veggies, I picked the classic celery, carrots, and jalapeno for some heat. I also flavored the soup with some cilantro. Fell free to add some carbs such as potatoes, small shaped pasta such as orzo, rice, or even quinoa.

It really is a hearty dish to warm you up on a cold gloomy day!

Are you felling like eating one thing over and over again now? What is that?
Chicken Vegetable Soup|
Chicken Vegetable Soup|

Chicken Vegetable Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Hearty, healthy, and delicious Chicken Vegetable Soup with celery, carrots, jalapeno, and cilantro.


  • 7-8 cups cold water
  • 2 large chicken breasts, cut in medium pieces
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 little bunch cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon pink peppercorn
  • 1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cups mini carrots, sliced
  • 1 cup sliced celery stalk
  • 1 medium jalapeno, seeded and sliced
  • 2-3 frozen corn (unfrozen)
  • salt, to taste
  • cilantro and jalapeno, to serve


  1. In a large pot place the water, chicken, 1 celery stalk, cilantro, pink pepper, fennel seeds, and bay leaves. Bring to a little boil then reduce heat and simmer for about 10-12 minutes.
  2. Strain the broth discarding all the ingredients except the chicken.
  3. Return the broth and chicken to the pot and bring to a boiling. Season with the salt. Add the celery and a minute later the carrots with the jalapeno and cook for about 3-5 minutes or until the veggies are still crisp but started to slightly soften.
  4. Add the corn and cook for about 3 minutes, just to warm the corn through.
  5. Serve with the cilantro and jalapeno.
  6. Enjoy!


13 Thoughts on “Chicken Vegetable Soup

  1. How did you manage to get sick when you had a pot of the cure? This soup looks perfect!
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  2. Looks great. I never thought to add jalapeno. Thanks a lot
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  3. Chicken vegetable soup is a yummy idea, Ben. Fabulous recipe and gorgeous pictures! I need this deliciousness in my life, as its so cold here! Thanks for sharing such an awesome recipe! Pinning!
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  4. This looks like a delicious soup. I love making soup from chicken breasts – so quick. I guess it’s pretty convenient that you got sick at a time when you were making pot after pot of the cure!
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  5. It has been cold here too, Ben… not nearly as cold as it is near you though! This soup looks perfectly light and delicious! Love that you used jalapenos and adding a bit of orzo sounds delicious! And yesss to soup tasting better the next day! Hope you are feeling better, buddy! Cheers!
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  6. I need this soup right now because it has snowed for 2 days in a row here in New Hampshire (and currently snowing now!) Apparently New England didn’t get the memo that it’s Spring ;) Loving your version of chicken veggie soup and especially the fact that you added jalapeno (my favorite!). I might just have to make this soup tomorrow, Ben :)
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  7. Ben, the next time you have soup lying around for 3 weeks, you need to give me a call – I will be over to help you finish it up – I’ll bring my own soup-ladle too ;)
    Seriously though I so know what you mean about how soup seems to improve with time – yours sounds and looks so fresh and delicious!
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  8. Oh, I totally hear ya about soup only getting better on Day 2 and Day 3. I love a good bowl of soup, and this one sounds like a super comforting soup. Laura has been sick for weeks (and before that, I was sick for weeks), so we’ve been eating a ton of soup here lately. I might need to get a batch of this one simmering away soon. I love the jalapeno in there!
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