Chicken Soup

Recipe submitted by Adrienne Sapp, Corporate Marketing Manager, Wal-Mart.

Chicken Soup

There’s nothing like chicken soup to warm you up on a cold winter’s day. This perfect comfort food is just like how Grandma used to make it. The addition of spices and vegetables gives this soup a great and customizable recipe for you to try out!


  • 4 pounds fresh chicken
  • 2 quarts water
  • 3 stalks of celery, coarsely chopped
  • 3 carrots, coarsely chopped
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • Small bunch of herbs, tied together (may include thyme, parsley, bay leaf and savory teas).
  • Peppercorns to taste
  • 2 cups green beans
  • 1 cup red bell peppers, chopped
  • Optional: cooked noodles or cooked brown rice


  • Place chicken in stockpot.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients except the onion, green beans and red bell pepper, and bring to a simmer.
  • Simmer uncovered for about 3 hours. Skim any fat or grease that may develop on top.
  • Remove the chicken; clean the meat from the bones. Dice the meat and reserve. Discard the bones.
  • Discard the bunch of herbs.
  • Refrigerate the stock and remove the fat from the top after it cools.
  • In a stockpot, combine cooled chicken stock, reserved chicken and reserved vegetables.
  • Add 1 large onion, finely chopped, green beans and red bell pepper.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Reheat.

This recipe makes 6 to 8 (1 1/2 cup) servings.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

  • 236 calories
  • 11 grams protein
  • 11 grams carbohydrates
  • 17 grams fat (4 grams saturated fat)