Our Top 20 Chicken Soup Recipes

Chicken Tortilla Soup V
Photo: Hannah Culbertson

There's more than one way to do chicken soup. Of course you have your classic chicken noodle, but there's also chicken tortilla soup, chicken and dumplings, and so much more. If you're looking to use up some leftover chicken or you're simply looking for some soup inspiration, these are the best of the best. We've rounded up our most popular chicken soup recipes out of thousands of comforting soup recipes. Warm up with our top 20 chicken soup recipes.

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Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings
Photo by KGora.

Find out why our most popular chicken soup recipe has over 9,000 glowing reviews. Recipe creator Janiece Mason says, "This is an easy slow cooker recipe that cooks while you are at work! It is wonderful on a cold, snowy day. I have four children who are picky eaters, and they LOVE this! Enjoy!"

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Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup
Jeff

The secret to this popular taco soup recipe? A can of beer... among other things. But don't fret if you're not a fan of hops. Reviewer Diane Cantrell says, "I couldn't detect a 'beer' taste in the soup at all and found it to be a bit on the mild side. Everyone in my family loved it. I made another pot for tailgating — it was the most popular dish."

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
tellie

"This tortilla soup tastes better than anything you can get at a restaurant. And it's healthy too! Don't let the long list of ingredients fool you," says reviewer Elena. "All you do is dump everything into the slow cooker and walk away. Garnish with grated Cheddar, avocados, and a splash of fresh lime juice."

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Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup
gselly

"This was quick to make and quite comforting for someone who's been sick for what seems like ages," says reviewer Sarah Jo. Homemade chicken noodle soup is ready in 30 minutes start to finish.

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Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
Olivia M. Bouton

"A supremely filling, hearty soup. I serve this on cold rainy days with a loaf of homemade bread," says recipe creator Stephanie G. "Hint: this is perfect for leftover rotisserie chicken or chicken you've pulled from the bone after making homemade chicken stock! This soup makes great leftovers, but you might want to thin it slightly with skim milk or water when reheating."

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Catherine's Spicy Chicken Soup

Catherine's Spicy Chicken Soup
cookin' mama

"This soup is awesome! It's chili made with chicken," says reviewer Sally Capotosto. "At first bite I thought it would be better made with beef but by the end of the bowl I'd totally changed my mind. Chicken was the perfect meat in this."

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Chicken Tortilla Soup V

Chicken Tortilla Soup V
Hannah Culbertson

"It's very easy to make and most of the ingredients are probably in your pantry," says reviewer Mary. "Garnished with cheddar cheese, green onions, and a dollop of sour cream." Dinner is served in just over half an hour.

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Six Can Chicken Tortilla Soup

Six Can Chicken Tortilla Soup
STELLA

"Delicious and EASY zesty soup recipe that uses only 6 canned ingredients! Serve over tortilla chips, and top with shredded Cheddar cheese," says recipe creator Terryn. "Throw away the cans and no one will know that it is not from scratch!"

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Chicken Tortilla Soup I

a bowl of soup garnished with avocado and jalapeno slices, topped with sour cream and cilantro
RestInRelaxation

Another chicken tortilla soup makes the list. "It's so good I don't bring it to family functions because I want it to be all mine," says reviewer DD564. "When people say this is restaurant quality they actually mean it."

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Grandma's Chicken Noodle Soup

Grandma's Chicken Noodle Soup
ooochristineooo

This traditional chicken noodle soup recipe has been made by thousands of home cooks. Some reviewers recommend reducing the amount of salt, and recipe creator CORWYNN DARKHOLME suggests using smoked chicken for additional flavor.

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Mulligatawny Soup I

Mulligatawny Soup I
TheBritishBaker

"The name Mulligatawny means 'pepper water,' and curry is the particular ingredient that gives this incredible soup such a delicious flavor... so I'm told," says recipe creator L. Peter. "This old recipe was given to me long ago." For an even lower calorie soup, some reviewers suggest omitting the cream.

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Chicken and Dumplings III

Chicken and Dumplings III
ReadMyLips26

Just four ingredients make up this top-rated recipe: chicken thighs, cream of celery soup, refrigerated biscuit dough, and salt and pepper to taste. "My family just loved this! It was very filling and I plan on making this on several cold winter nights this year," says reviewer KarenTheMiltch.

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Irish Chicken and Dumplings

Irish Chicken and Dumplings
Rene Lafayette

The Irish version of this classic comfort food is loaded with celery, onions, chicken, carrots, green peas, and potatoes. Reviewer Leanna Brown Thorne says, "The rating don't lie! This recipe is easy and makes your house smell yummy."

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Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

Chicken and Gnocchi Soup
KGora

Reviewer naples34102 says, "It's easy to prepare (I bought a rotisserie chicken and made a stock of the carcass), uses just a few simple, fresh, and healthy ingredients, smells awesome while cooking, pretty to look at, and goes down real easy and good."

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Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup
Cooking 4 Joy

Chicken bouillon, dried marjoram, bay leaves, and dried parsley gives this soup big flavor. "This recipe is delicious and very easy to make," says reviewer Kim Sobota. "You can also substitute leftover turkey in place of the chicken for something different."

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Peanut Butter Vegetable Chicken Soup

Peanut Butter Vegetable Chicken Soup
Jenn

This unusual flavor combination is beloved by hundreds in our community of home cooks. "I loved this soup, very good recipe with a sweet flavor. The peanut butter gave it a Thai flavor," says reviewer MARYBETH.

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Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

Greek Lemon Chicken Soup
Photo by Scotdog.

Recipe creator Shelley Ross says, "This soup is perfect as an introduction to a full Greek meal, or a hearty bowlful for a meal in itself. Serve with fresh pita triangles, and you'll be sure to please your guests!!" Lemons give refreshing flavor to this chicken soup.

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Cheese and Broccoli Chicken Soup

Cheese and Broccoli Chicken Soup
slh821

The addition of chicken to classic cheese and broccoli soup makes this soup a meal in itself. Reviewer FOODFAVOR8 says, "I picked up an already roasted chicken from the grocery store and just cut up the breast into bite-sized pieces and I used 2 bags of frozen broccoli florets instead of the fresh."

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Chicken Enchilada Soup III

Chicken Enchilada Soup III
Yoly

"Very close to Chili's Chicken Enchilada soup which is a favorite in our house," says reviewer SHCMEOW. "To save time I just throw the shredded chicken in with all the rest of the ingredients, bring it to a boil, and then turn it down and let it cook."

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Light Chicken and Dumplings

Lighter Chicken and Dumplings
bsharp

This lightened up version of a down-home comfort food has under 400 calories per serving. Reviewer Tonna Jacobson says, "This made an excellent dinner that needed no side dishes! You have your meat, veggies, and bread all in one stew-like dish."

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