Homemade Chicken and Vegetable Soup for Kids: Cozy Comfort in a Bowl


Warm up your family's heart and tummy with this Homemade Chicken and Vegetable Soup! It's a perfect blend of tender chicken, nutritious vegetables, and a soothing broth. This recipe is not only delicious but also easy to make, ensuring your little ones get a healthy and comforting meal.

Homemade Chicken and Vegetable Soup for Kids: Cozy Comfort in a Bowl

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 40 minutes
  • Total time: 1 hour

Number of Servings and Serving Size

  • Serves: 6
  • Serving size: 1 bowl (approximately 1.5 cups)


  • Chicken breast, skinless and boneless: 500g (1.1 pounds)
  • Carrots, diced: 200g (0.44 pounds)
  • Celery, diced: 150g (0.33 pounds)
  • Potatoes, diced: 300g (0.66 pounds)
  • Onion, chopped: 100g (0.22 pounds)
  • Chicken broth (low sodium): 1.5 liters (6 cups)
  • Dried thyme: 1 teaspoon
  • Dried parsley: 1 teaspoon
  • Olive oil: 2 tablespoons
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Detailed Method of Preparation

  • Prepare Chicken: In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chicken breast and cook until golden brown on both sides. Remove and set aside.
  • Sauté Veggies: In the same pot, add onions, carrots, and celery. Sauté until onions are translucent.
  • Cook the Soup: Add potatoes, cooked chicken, chicken broth, thyme, and parsley. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
  • Final Touches: Remove the chicken, shred it, and return it to the pot. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve: Ladle the soup into bowls and serve warm.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Kid-Friendly Vegetables: Feel free to substitute or add vegetables that your children prefer.
  • Make it Creamier: Blend part of the soup to create a creamier texture that kids might enjoy more.
  • Add Noodles: For an extra treat, add some cooked pasta or noodles to the soup.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can I use leftover chicken? Yes, leftover chicken or rotisserie chicken can be used to save time.
  • How can I store this soup? Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Can this soup be frozen? Yes, it freezes well. Just thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.