Leftover Chicken Soup – Respect Food

Leftover Chicken Soup

Sometimes we buy more chicken than we need. After eating some of it, we leave the rest in the fridge then forget. With this delicious inspiring recipe, you will be able to make use of your leftover chickens: Leftover Chicken Soup.

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45 Min.


1 tbsp olive oil
3 carrots, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups chicken broth
2 cups water
1 1/2 cups leftover cooked chicken, chopped or shredded
1 bay leaf
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp parsley
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp cayenne
Salt and pepper, to taste


Chop the chicken, carrots, celery, onion, and garlic.

Heat olive oil in a soup pot over medium heat until shimmering, then add the carrots, celery, and onion.

Saute for five minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the garlic and continue to cook over medium heat for another two minutes.

Add the chicken broth, water, chicken, and spices to the pot. Stir, increase heat, and bring pot to a boil.

Skim, if necessary (if using chicken breast, you may not have to). Stir, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove the bay leaf, and serve. Enjoy.