5 Chicken Soup Recipes That Are Easy to Make—Even When You're Sick

These simple soups are faithfully delicious, in both sickness and in health.

Slow-Cooker Chicken Soup Recipe with Pasta
Photo: Romulo Yanes

What could be more comforting than an easy chicken soup recipe during cold and flu season? A steaming bowl of chicken soup is a welcome meal on a cold day, but it brings more to the table than just flavor. The hot liquid will help soothe a sore throat and moisten nasal passages. And a hearty chicken soup packed with vegetables may ease congestion and coughs.

On top of all that, chicken soup has the Mom seal of approval. However, the last thing you want to do is whip up a complex recipe when you're not feeling well. These simple chicken soup recipes are healthier than canned soup and won't take you all day to make. So garner up a little energy and get one of these soups started today.

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Classic Chicken Soup

Passover Recipes: Classic Chicken Soup
Anna Williams

This easy chicken soup recipe uses four simple ingredients and some salt and pepper for seasoning. Once you get the hang of the recipe, the entire process should take just over an hour to complete.

Get the recipe: Classic Chicken Soup.

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Southwestern Chicken Soup

Southwestern Chicken Soup
Alexandra Rowley

Salsa verde and ground cumin build up tons of flavor in this quick and tasty chicken soup recipe. Since you start with already-cooked chicken, the entire dish comes together in 15 minutes or less.

Get the recipe: Southwestern Chicken Soup.

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Ginger Chicken Soup With Vegetables

Ginger Chicken Soup With Vegetables

This soup will take a little longer to simmer than other recipes because the vegetables need time to become nice and tender. That said, ginger, garlic, and onion provide so much flavor that your family will think you simmered this soup all day. A pre-cooked rotisserie chicken also adds flavor and cuts the time.

Get the recipe: Ginger Chicken Soup With Vegetables.

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Mexican Chicken Soup

Mexican Chicken Soup
William Meppem

Even though this soup takes close to two hours to complete, the final flavor is worth it. The simple steps will guide you through making your own chicken broth and teach you how to convert that into a soup with bold, Mexican flavors.

Get the recipe: Mexican Chicken Soup.

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Slow Cooker Chicken and Pasta Soup

Slow-Cooker Chicken Soup Recipe with Pasta
Romulo Yanes

What could be simpler than a chicken soup made in the slow cooker? The best part is that your hands-on time is under 10 minutes, and the slow cooker does the rest of the work for the remaining five hours.

Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken and Pasta Soup.

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