This soup will cure what ails you. Even if it's just hunger. Healthy, low carb, and great for a rainy day. I've been making this recipe for 30 years, and I think this is about as good as it gets. Enjoy with freshly baked biscuits.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
40 mins
cook:
1 hr 20 mins
additional:
40 mins
total:
2 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Fill a large pot with 4 quarts water. Add chicken; bring to a boil. Cook until chicken is coming apart, about 45 minutes. Remove from heat; remove chicken from pot and transfer to a platter. Put a lid on the pot and cover the chicken with plastic wrap. Refrigerate both until chicken is safe to handle, about 40 minutes.

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  • Tear meat off the chicken bones. Skim excess fat off the top of the cooled broth. Add the last 2 quarts water, chicken meat, carrots, cabbage, celery, onion, wine, bouillon, dill, butter, garlic, parsley, thyme, white pepper, and bay leaves. Cook over medium heat until vegetables have softened, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

To make this recipe faster, use a cooked rotisserie chicken from your grocery store.

Nutrition Facts

326 calories; protein 12.9g; carbohydrates 7.1g; fat 26.8g; cholesterol 51.5mg; sodium 333.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2017
I made this on a weeknight so I didn't have time to make my own broth. I prefer homemade but had to use store bought. With that being said this soup was still excellent. You don't often see dill in chicken soups but I've always loved it in them. I did add some red potatoes I had that needed used. If you are not carefully watching your carbs I think potatoes or rice adds to the overall outcome of the soup. Regardless this is 100% comfort food! Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2017
I made this on a weeknight so I didn't have time to make my own broth. I prefer homemade but had to use store bought. With that being said this soup was still excellent. You don't often see dill in chicken soups but I've always loved it in them. I did add some red potatoes I had that needed used. If you are not carefully watching your carbs I think potatoes or rice adds to the overall outcome of the soup. Regardless this is 100% comfort food! Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2017
Added a ripe Tomato Three tablespoons of lemon juice for brightness handful of spinach and a sprig of cilantro i needed to use up. I cut back on the dill and thyme by half and added 8 oz of eggs noddles the last 10 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2018
I had chicken breasts and cabbage on hand. I put these two ingredients in the search bar and this soup came up. I had everything else in the recipe except white pepper. It sounded delicious so I made this soup with two chicken breasts and 8 boullion cubes. Everything else was as suggested except I used 1 1l2 Tablespoons of both the dill weed and the parsley flakes and only 1/2 teaspoon thyme. The result was a very delicious pot of soup that we will make again. I plan to get white pepper for the next batch. Thank you for this hearty recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2018
Turned out well. Added shredded carrots fresh parsley omitted the dill and butter. Used a whole chicken in a large Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2019
I skeptical about the dill but it was amazing. I wanted to add rice and all I had was a box of dirty rice. The spices in the rice added a nice heat. I would definitely make this again, with or without the rice! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2019
Delicious seasoning combo. I used a herbed rotisserie chicken to make stock with onions, garlic, carrots, celery, bay, black pepper, and thyme in an InstaPot. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2019
This was delish. I love dill a lot and should ve used more! I also added zucchini and maybe 4 medley mini potatoes. It s good! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2019
I used half of the dill and next time I will only use half of the pepper that it calls for. Smells like thanksgiving in my house, yummmm! Good flavor. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2019
Easy and very flavorful. I used chicken broth to cook the chicken in so didn't add bouillon. Didn't add dill or wine either. Love it! Read More
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