Simple Chicken Soup Recipe
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Simple Chicken Soup Recipe

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“I revised a recipe that my family loved so it would be lighter and easier to make,” explains Sue West of Alvord, Texas. “It’s a hearty and healthy meal served with a green salad and fresh bread.”
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) reduced-fat reduced-sodium condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups: 195 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 820mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 19g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring broth and onion to a boil. Reduce heat. Add the vegetables; cover and cook for 6-8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in chicken and soup; heat through. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Simple Chicken Soup in Light & Tasty February/March 2006, p15

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gunslinger User ID: 544392 55625
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2014

"We had a unexpected cool summer day and I had a container of leftover turkey and broth so I used them to make this tasty vegetable soup.Very tasty and economical!"

gsanta User ID: 5784971 143445
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2014

"Just great. Only had cream of chicken and cream of celery soup and it turned out great. Added 2 cups precooked white and wild rice mix at the end. Great meal."

laroelfs User ID: 5101757 71346
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2014

"easy and tasty!"

denibd53 User ID: 5421095 59490
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2014

"This is my favorite soup of all. I eat this soup all winter long. Like some of the others, the only thing I do different is I add egg noodles."

tchr90 User ID: 2795278 55623
Reviewed Feb. 29, 2012

"Excellent recipe! Very easy and delicious. My husband complimented me on it several times so this is a keeper! The only thing I did differently is to add some No Yolks Noodles to turn it into a chicken Noodle soup."

kgburgess User ID: 2727982 143444
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2012

"This was excellent! Nice way to dress up a canned soup and turn it into a very hearty chicken stew! I boiled the chicken before I cubed it so it would be moist and tender. It was absolutely delicious and perfect for a cold rainy day! Loved it!"

Deery User ID: 549352 206341
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2012

"This was easy and quick. I used Italian frozen veggies. Delicious. Will make it again."

1275 User ID: 6324211 86401
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2011

"I made this soup for my family last night. It is quick and simple yet my family loved it! I am not into all this reduced sodium low-fat stuff. Life is too short to not enjoy good food. Anyways, I substituted the canned chicken broth for homemade chicken broth (much better!) and made a homemade white sauce in place the condensed soup. To do this I cooked 3 T. of butter, 3 T. of flour, and 1 cup of milk over medium heat or until thickened. In place of dried onion I used about a teaspoon of so of onion powder. In place of frozen vegetables which no one seems to enjoy at my house, I used about 3/4 cup of chopped carrot and 3/4 cup chopped celery. To add some flavor and a little color, I added about a teaspoon of dried basil and a teaspoon of dried oregano. Will make again, so easy and good!"

ephelan80 User ID: 155608 120418
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2011

"This was fast, easy and delicious. I will make it a regular winter recipe. I added some mini rotini pasta to make it heartier."

Pottsy0729 User ID: 5707402 149117
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2011

"This was a super quick and easy soup to make. I broiled my chicken with garlic and onion powders, rosemary and thyme also for extra flavor. I also added a side of noodles for those who wanted it. I made it for my husband and family members who were working on my roof. They practically inhaled it and cleaned out the pot."

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