A few crocks of good old fashioned chicken soup ready to be eaten.

Good Old Fashioned Chicken Soup

This soup is comforting and delicious!
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword old fashioned chicken soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 12 cups
Calories 190 kcal
Author Elaine Benoit


  • 2 - 3 pounds whole organic chicken washed and dried
  • 1 pound carrots cut in chunks
  • 1 large onion cut in chunks
  • 1 stalk celery cut in slices
  • 32 ounces chicken broth organic, I use Trader Joe's brand
  • 2 cups water
  • Bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons basil
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 2 tablespoons tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup orzo pasta


  • medium stockpot


  1. Place chicken in stockpot and pour chicken broth and water in the pot.  Turn heat on high and bring to a boil

  2. Immediately lower to a simmer and add carrots, onion, celery, bay leaf, basil, parsley, tarragon, salt and pepper

  3. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes

  4. Add orzo and stir. Cook for additional 15 minutes

  5. Take chicken out of pot and remove meat from bones and return meat back to the pot and stir

  6. Ladle chicken soup in some bowls or crocks
  7. Eat
  8. Enjoy
Nutrition Facts
Good Old Fashioned Chicken Soup
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cups)
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 541mg24%
Potassium 373mg11%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 6530IU131%
Vitamin C 10.6mg13%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.