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Chicken soup for kids

Recipe for good old fashioned chicken soup - nothing beats a homemade soup...

★★★★★ Rated 5 out of 5 stars. 4 Ratings
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  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Serves 4
  • Freezable


Total time
40 Mins
Preparation time
10 Mins
Cooking time
30 Mins
  • 1l stock made using 2 Knorr Zero Salt Chicken Stock Cubes

  • 400g chicken (leftover)

  • 2 tsp olive oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • garlic (2x cloves), crushed

  • 3 leeks, sliced

  • 3 carrots, chopped

  • 2 potatoes, diced

  • 1 tsp herbs, dried

  • 1 tsp black pepper (seasoning)

  1. To make a healthy warming soup just fry off the onions and garlic in olive oil until they start to soften

  2. Add the leeks and fry for a further 3 minutes

  3. Add in any leftover bits of chicken and vegetables from the Sunday roast, your Knorr Zero Salt chicken stock and finally the potatoes and carrots

  4. Season to taste and add a teaspoon of dried herbs

  5. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until the carrots and potatoes are cooked right through

  6. Blend (optional) and serve warm with a crusty bread roll

  7. This soup is suitable for making in the slow cooker for 4 hours

You will need

Large cooking pot - This handy, 12.5 litre cooking pot is ideal for your soup creations. You can get it at Amazon for £39.99.

Blender - We love this high-speed blender with eight different speeds and hardened blades. Find it at Amazon for £89.99.


It's not fancy, it's not expensive, but the kids love it (and they can help too).

Store a chicken carcass in your freezer so you are always ready to make stock - you can even make it in a slow cooker, pop it all in and leave it to cook!


A warming chicken soup - add a sprinkle of dried chilli flakes on top just before serving

For a creamier soup stir in a tablespoon of creme fraiche before you dish up

This chicken soup recipe is a great way to use up left over Christmas turkey or chicken from the Sunday roast


★★★★★ Rated 5 out of 5 stars. 4 Ratings
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  • Lavinia T(12)

    ★★★★★ Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

    Am cooking this right now, still on the stock stage but it smells absolutely divine

    Reviewed on 24/09/19

  • Guest

    ★★★★★ Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

    Never used a chicken carcass before but this was delicious... a big hit!

    Reviewed on 17/10/15

  • Guest

    ★★★★★ Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

    Perfect with ABC pasta for my children when they are under the weather. They ask for it all the time!

    Reviewed on 30/09/15

  • Guest

    ★★★★★ Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

    I make this recipe regularly after a chicken Sunday roast. Even better when made with a turkey carcass after Christmas. As with some other posters I prefer to add plenty of celery rather than leeks to the soup.The recipe is very flexible and can be made with less meat for a good vegetable soup.

    Reviewed on 22/01/15

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