Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Chicken and Vegetable Soup


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About this recipe: You'll need a large stockpot for this soup. Parsnip, turnip, leek, carrot, celery, and dill all lend their flavours to this hearty soup made with a whole chicken. Freezes well.


Serves: 9 

  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1 parsnip, sliced
  • 1 turnip, quartered
  • 2 carrots, quartered
  • 2 stalks celery, quartered
  • 1 leek, quartered
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 3 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 3 sprigs fresh dill
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:2hr20min  ›  Ready in:2hr50min 

  1. Place chicken, parsnip, turnip, carrots, celery, leek, onion, parsley and dill in an 8 litre stockpot; cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover, and simmer for 2 hours.
  2. Remove whole chicken from soup, remove meat from bone, and set meat aside. Discard chicken bones, parsley and dill.
  3. Remove vegetables from stockpot with a slotted spoon. Using a food processor, purée vegetables and return to stockpot, along with chicken. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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Reviews (8)


. Has anyone double checked the fat content on this recipe? It seems low given that every bit of fat from the chicken will be in the soup? - 03 Mar 2012

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This chicken soup had a very nice flavour. I have made it twice, once as called for and once with 1T sage. It sure hit the spot when we all had colds. - 24 Jul 2008


This is such a comforting, wholesome soup. Don't leave out a thing. Very good flavour. It is also nice with cream cheese added to enrich it a bit. - 24 Jul 2008

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