Grandpa sends me veggies from his huge garden every year and I use 'em for this soup, which has been called 'the best soup I've ever eaten' by friends. It's pretty unstructured and can change to meet your personal tastes. It's basically a chicken veggie soup; it's the FRESH veggies that make it the best. I just throw stuff in until it looks and tastes the way I want it to. It's also GREAT if you're sick; I swear it'll cure what ails ya! YUM! The longer you SLOWLY cook the soup, the more flavorful it becomes. I often eat a bowl while it's simmering 'cause I can't wait.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Put chicken pieces in a large stockpot; pour enough water over chicken to cover completely. Add onion, celery, bouillon cubes, basil, parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper to the pot; bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cook at a simmer until the chicken is cooked through and tender, about 1 hour.

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  • Remove and discard celery chunks. Remove chicken to a cutting board to cool; cut as much meat as possible from the bones and chop roughly. Return chicken to stock.

  • Stir potatoes, kohlrabi, carrots, and turnip into the soup; cook until the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes. Add cabbage, corn, green beans, and tomato; cook until the green beans are tender, 7 to 10 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

209 calories; 8.5 g total fat; 50 mg cholesterol; 376 mg sodium. 15.5 g carbohydrates; 18.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2013
I LOVE a good kitchen-sink recipe. Because I don't agree with changing a recipe then rating it I made it exactly as written. Great healthy soup that tasted wonderful. I'll be making this one again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/26/2018
Decent but I appreciate using veggies I don t normally buy like kohlrabi. I doubled the herbs as well. I would love tips for some extra zing! Read More
27 Ratings
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2013
I LOVE a good kitchen-sink recipe. Because I don't agree with changing a recipe then rating it I made it exactly as written. Great healthy soup that tasted wonderful. I'll be making this one again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2013
I LOVE a good kitchen-sink recipe. Because I don't agree with changing a recipe then rating it I made it exactly as written. Great healthy soup that tasted wonderful. I'll be making this one again. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2012
The soup was very good but I did do a few things differently. I doubled the herbs garlic and onion for more flavor as well as adding in other seasoning. I felt like the stock would have been bland without the extra. Great soup will definitely be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2013
Excellent recipe! Thank you for the healthy comfort recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2014
I followed the instructions to the T and after it was finished I tried it and was so sad. I was super bland!! So I added red robin seasoning same thing as seasonal all essentially and still felt like it was bland. I let it sit over night and the next morning it was AWESOME!!! I guess after sitting and all the ingredients integrating over time was just what this recipe needed!! My 7 month old who is barely eating baby food loved this!!! I mashed it up a bit and he can't get enough!! Yum!! I broke the recipe into thirds too. Two frozen containers for dinner two later times and one third now. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2014
Really good flavour by using the whole chicken. It all disappeared so we all liked it including baby. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2014
This soup is pretty fantastic! I made it as written but w/o cabbage. My 3yo son smelled it and declared he was "starving for this stew!" Only change I would make next time is to use all dark meat as the breast meat got a little tough. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2015
Absolutely delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2018
I m not the best cook but this came out fabulously. I had our butcher cut the chicken in 8ths instead of 4ths and I cut the celery too small so just left it in. I didn t have parsley or green beans but did have kale and spinach so I threw that in. I omitted black pepper and tomato since my hubby has GERD and these ingredients trigger it for him. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2014
I love this soup! I used a chicken stock as base and switched potatoes for zucchini to make it a bit lighter.. It is very healthy and super fast to make! Fresh green beens and fresh corn taste amazing makes me never want to go back to frozen veggies! I will definitely cool it again. Thank you for sharing the recipe! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
03/26/2018
Decent but I appreciate using veggies I don t normally buy like kohlrabi. I doubled the herbs as well. I would love tips for some extra zing! Read More