Welcome to our recipe article for Swanson Chicken Broth Chicken Soup. This classic soup is perfect for cold days or when you need a comforting meal. We’ve put together a detailed recipe for you to follow, along with some tips and FAQs to help you make the best soup possible. Let’s get started!
- 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into small pieces
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 cups Swanson Chicken Broth
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup chopped carrots
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp dried rosemary
- 1 bay leaf
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes.
- Add chicken and cook until browned, about 8 minutes.
- Add Swanson Chicken Broth, water, carrots, celery, thyme, rosemary, bay leaf, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender.
- Remove bay leaf and serve hot.
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- Can I use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts? Yes, you can use chicken thighs if you prefer.
- Can I use fresh herbs instead of dried? Yes, you can use fresh herbs if you have them on hand. Use about 3 times the amount of fresh herbs as dried.
- Can I freeze this soup? Yes, you can freeze this soup for up to 3 months. Let it cool completely, then transfer to freezer-safe containers and freeze.
- Do I have to use Swanson Chicken Broth? No, you can use any brand of chicken broth you like. However, we recommend using a good quality broth for the best flavor.
- Can I add other vegetables? Yes, you can add other vegetables like potatoes or green beans if you like.
- What can I serve with this soup? This soup is great with crusty bread or crackers.
- How long will leftovers last? Leftovers will last for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.
- Can I make this soup in a slow cooker? Yes, you can make this soup in a slow cooker. Brown the chicken and sauté the onions and garlic in a pan first, then transfer everything to a slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
- Can I use chicken broth instead of water? Yes, you can use all chicken broth instead of water if you prefer a richer flavor.
- Can I add noodles to this soup? Yes, you can add cooked noodles to this soup if you like. Just add them in the last few minutes of cooking so they don’t get mushy.
1. To save time, you can use pre-cut vegetables from the grocery store.
2. For a creamier soup, you can add a splash of heavy cream or half-and-half at the end of cooking.
3. This soup is great for meal prep! Make a big batch and portion it out for lunches or dinners throughout the week.
4. Don’t skip the bay leaf – it adds a lot of flavor to the soup.