Comforting Chicken & Shell Soup

Cassie *


This soup is truly comforting kids just love's creamy and quite flavorful...with Fall coming right around the corner, will be making this often. I hope you try it on your family sometime, they will love it!



★★★★★ 2 votes

10 Min
50 Min
Stove Top


  • 4 medium
    skinless pieces of chicken, can be all white meat or mixed
  • 2 slice
    carrots, thin sliced
  • 1 c
    chopped onion
  • 1/4 c
    chopped celery
  • 1/4 c
    minced parsley
  • 2 c
    each - chicken broth & water
  • bay
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    each - season salt & poultry seasoning
  • 2 tsp
    chicken flavored buillon paste or to taste
  • 2 medium
    potatoes -peeled and cubed
  • 2 c
    shell shaped macaroni - cooked and drained - or today i added the macaroni at the end with the chicken and it cooked just fine the last 20 minutes of simmering
  • 4 c
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 c
  • nutmeg
    to taste

How to Make Comforting Chicken & Shell Soup


  1. In a dutch oven, combine chicken, water, chicken stock, onion, carrots, celery, bay leaf, salt & pepper.

    Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low; simmer until chicken is tender.
  2. Remove the bay leaf. Now, remove the chicken and cool - debone and cut into small cubes, set aside.

    Now, add potatoes, bouillon, season salt and poultry seasoning to the broth. Simmer for another 15 minutes.

    Add the milk, macaroni and chicken and return to simmer.
  3. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour and continuously stir until mixture begins to brown.
  4. Add the butter mixture to the pot and blend well.

    Simmer on low heat for 20 minutes.

    Season to taste.

    Can sprinkle with nutmeg and some extra fresh parsley if desire. When reheating you may want to add a bit more milk or stock to thin it out a bit, as it thickens as it cools.

    Enjoy this delicious comfort soup...

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About Comforting Chicken & Shell Soup

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American

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