Basic Chicken Soup

Basic Chicken Soup

Basic Chicken Soup
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 20


  • 4 quarts chicken broth
  • 4 cups chopped chicken – pre- cooked
  • 1 cup celery
  • 2 cups carrots
  • 1 cup onion (leeks are ok also)
  • 1 clove garlic - minced
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Place chicken broth and chopped chicken in a dutch oven, bring to a boil. Chop vegetables and ad the pot continuing to a boil. Add salt and pepper. Remember chicken stock already has salt in it so add a bit then taste. As the soup boils it will also reduce bringing out the salt.  
  • Add the minced garlic. Add any seasonings at this point to either add flavor or spiciness. 
  • Remember that fresh seasonings may get stronger as they are canned.  The soup is now complete and can be ladled into hot jars leaving 1 inch head space. 
  • Note: Do not add starch or dairy products to the soup before putting them in jars. When you are ready to open the jar you can be creative!
  • Process in Pressure canner 75 minutes for pints and 90 minutes for quarts
Keyword Basic Chicken Soup, Chicken, Soup