Candace Karu

Chicken Soup

Soups & SaladsCandace KaruComment

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 4+ hrs

Yields: ~ 2 Quarts


  • 1 large yellow onion, coarsely chopped
  • 4 large carrots, chopped
  • 5 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 3 large parsnips, chopped
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup white wine
  • roasted chicken carcass
  • fresh rosemary
  • fresh oregano
  • fresh thyme
  • salt and pepper


There is no magic to making chicken soup. You throw the above ingredients into a stockpot, cover them with water and cook them low and slow – many hours of simmering makes for great soup. I tend to collect chicken bones in the freezer so that I have a lot to go into each batch. I have no shame at collecting bones from plates at the end of a meal and using them in the next batch of soup.

This stock is always in my freezer. It heals the sick and calms the anxious. It is the basis of many great sauces and stews or is a perfect meal on the fly with veggies or left over meat.