chicken soup recipe

Chicken Soup

By Swasthi on August 26, 2022, Comments, Jump to Recipe

Chicken soup recipe – Learn how to make healthy chicken soup at home. It is mildly flavored with Indian spices and can be adjusted to suit your taste. You can add veggies of your choice like potatoes, corn, carrots, peas, pumpkin & mushrooms. Simmering various kinds of veggies lend a unique aroma and taste to the soup.

chicken soup

Chicken soup can be made in so many ways. For years I never followed any particular recipe. I would just prepare it in whatever way I feel like and is easy for me. But when a lot of people asked me to share a good recipe. I decided to follow this particular recipe & it turned out unbelievably yummy every time I made it.

When my kids have cold I make this very often. I feel it helps them to heal naturally with in few days.

I generally keep them only on this soup and few spoons of rice, as it is lighter to digest.

I also add some veggies or corn since my kids love them in the soup. This tastes very close to the chicken soup that is served in pizza hut in Singapore, except that mine has an added flavor of ghee and spices.

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Chicken soup recipe | How to make Indian chicken soup

Indian style chicken soup made with vegetables and spices.
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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Servings4 to 6 people

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

Ingredients for chicken soup

  • 250 gms chicken (bone-in chicken)
  • 1 carrot
  • ½ cup Sweet corn
  • 1 potato optional
  • 1 cup any vegetables of your choice (optional) (cauliflower, celery,cabbage)
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice (helps in fighting flu and cold)
  • 1 tbsp ginger chopped finely (optional)
  • 1 tbsp garlic chopped finely
  • 1 tsp ghee or oil or butter


  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 4 pepper corn
  • 2 inch cinnamon piece


  • Add chicken, potatoes, mixed vegetables, and 3 cup water to a cooker or pot.
  • Tear the bay leaf to pieces and break the cinnamon. Add them along with pepper corn.
  • Pressure cook for 3 whistles or boil until the chicken is tender & falls off the bone.
  • Set the chicken aside. Shred the meat and discard the bones.

How to make chicken soup

  • Heat a deep pan with oil, sauté ginger and garlic for a minute.
  • Add carrots and sweet corn fry for a min.
  • Strain the chicken stock to the pan and boil for a while until the corn and carrots are tender.
  • Add salt and the shredded chicken. Turn off.
  • Cool down the chicken soup a bit then squeeze in the lemon juice and add more pepper powder.
  • Serve chicken soup warm. You can also add some boiled noodles to this.

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.

NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Chicken soup recipe | How to make Indian chicken soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 66mg3%
Potassium 262mg7%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 5485IU110%
Vitamin C 6.8mg8%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Hi Swasthi,
Do you have a video of this recipie? what happens to the mixed veggies in the chicken broth? do we discard them? video will be helpful!

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Hi Swasthi! I just made your chicken soup! It’s the first time n my life I’ve ever made chicken soup and also first time using a pressure cooker! I’m 58, by the way .. better late than never! It smells and tastes wonderful.. I hope my 88 year old mum will agree .. she was the motivation to get past my fear of pressure cookers and make her a good healthy meal .. she’s just out of hospital and needs good nutritious stuff like this for her heart and lungs to get strong. I must go through your site and see what else would be good for her (and easy for me!) Do you have any recipes you would recommend for our situation?

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I make chicken soup following your steps, it’s a very delicious recipe every body of my family enjoy it . Thanks

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I have been recovering from having Nissen Fundoplication surgery.
Your soups are a lfe saver.
I had to leave out some of the spices but with the chicken meat put through a blender as with some veges made the soup perfect for me.
I’m and older man who isn’t a great cook the recipe was so.easy to follow.
Thanks ?

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Dear Swasthi,

Lately I made delicious Chicken Korma with chicken breast, so had the breastbones with rests of attached meat left over. Used them for cooking chicken broth.

Used it this sunday morning to cook your Indian chicken soup, including Pak Choy I had in my fridge. Accompanied by Ravi Shankar´s sithar music.

It turned out super delicious, and I´ll have it tonight as supper with some (sorry: chinese) noodles.

Thank you so much for sharing your delicious recipes.

Best regards,


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Soooo Good?????????

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Nice recipe .Thanks

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Making this for my dad who is in hospital hope it gives him the recovery that he deserves ?

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So easy to follow and delicious

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Came out really well.. tried with a bit of extra boiled noodles and was a complete meal 🙂 thank you!

Hello Madam, I am a regular follower and fan of your recipe, the first choice in my family is to search your receipe when a new food is to be tried. We love you and we appreciate a lot of hardwork behind the receipes

Liked your recipe on chicken soup. Very simple to prepare yet so tasty ??

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Loved it. Thank you

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Made it last night and it was awesome. Came out just the way I like it.
Thank you

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Thank you so much Ms.Swasthi! Have been preparing and giving this for my son since he was 8months old whenever he gets cold cough… It really does the magic by decongesting the phlegm and help breath easier.

Hi. Why do you not put the carrots into the pressure cooker with the rest of the vege?

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I tried this recipe and my little one liked it….best chicken soup I have ever tried 🙂

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I made chicken soup it was very nice

Swaasthi can I skip sweet corn?

Hello I tried this soup recipe today and it turned out be a hit ?? superb recipe with such simple ingredients.. Thank You?

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Excellent recipes and so simply written. When Google search hands out multiple choices and your link is there, I usually tend to go with yours. Never failed yet! You are doing a great job!