"Sick" (Or lazy) Day Chicken Soup

Prep Time
Cook Time
2h 45m
Ready In

Recipe: #20959

September 14, 2015

"I wasn't feeling well and wanted soup for dinner. I also didn't want to go to the store, so this is what I came up with, using things I had on hand."

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (488.5 g)
  • Calories 305.9
  • Total Fat - 8.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 204.1 mg
  • Sodium - 610.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 26.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.9 g
  • Sugars - 4.9 g
  • Protein - 29.7 g
  • Calcium - 73.4 mg
  • Iron - 3.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 11.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Place all ingredients except rice and macaroni in a large soup kettle. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer. Cover pan and simmer for 2 hours, or until vegetables are cooked.

Step 2

Remove thyme stems and bay leaves and discard.

Step 3

Remove chicken thighs and chop into smaller pieces. Return to soup pot.

Step 4

Stir in cooked rice and uncooked macaroni and cover pan. Simmer another 25 minutes, or until pasta is done.

Step 5



No special items needed.

3 Reviews


I used chicken broth for this delicious chicken soup. This is an easy recipe with great results- thanks for posting.


review by:
(10 Apr 2018)


Great soup! We skipped the rice and just used the pasta but otherwise followed as written. We also used 4 cups of chicken broth and 2 cups water, skipping the bouillon. Filling and good! Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(3 Dec 2017)


There is a WHOLE LOT of delicious flavor going on in this soup recipe. It's pretty filling as well. It's so easy to prepare too, just put everything in a stockpot and let it simmer until it's done. I prepared it as written without any alterations in ingredients, and it was very good. I'll definitely make this again (especially during the colder winter months when piping hot soups seem to be the most appealing meal option). I served it with 8-grain rolls, and it was a really delicious meal.


review by:
(11 Jan 2017)

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