Chicken soup base recipe

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  • 1 (3 1/2) pound broiler-fryer
  • 3 quarts water
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


Place chicken and water in a Dutch oven or soup kettle; bring to a boil. Skim fat. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 hours or until chicken is tender. Remove chicken; allow to cool. Add enough water to broth to measure 3 qts. Remove chicken from bones; cut into bite-size pieces and return to pan. Add remaining ingredients; cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. If desired, pour into 1-pint freezer containers and freeze for future use.