$10 Chicken Soup

‘Tis the season for soup! And for spending money (ugh)! Here is my oh so yummy recipe for homemade chicken soup that’ll feed a family of 5 at least twice for just $10. It’s a super simple recipe that comes together effortlessly and only dirtys one pot, can I get an amen!? This a great recipe to have the kids help with too! 

$10 Chicken Soup


1 fryer chicken $4.50

1 small bag of carrots .99c

 1 container of diced celery and onion $2.49

32oz chicken broth 1.99

1lb pasta or rice of choice .99c 

4-5 quarts of water, salt and pepper

That’s a whopping $10.96 and all women know when shopping the laws of math go out the window and you always round down! So like I said $10 

Cover chicken in 4 quarts water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Simmer for 30 minutes.

Remove chicken from pot with a slotted spoon. With two forks, remove as much meat from the bones as you can, slightly shredding meat in the process. Side note:I had no idea how much chicken meat came off a measly $4 fryer chicken! What a great surprise.*This is a great job for little busy hands, just make sure it’s cool enough first. Return bones to broth while shredding chicken and simmer on low, covered, for 45 minutes. 
Remove bones from broth with a slotted spoon, making sure to get any small bones that might have detached.  Add another quart of water to pot.
Dice the carrots, if you do not know the proper technique to dice carrots let the pioneer woman Ree show you how it’s done, consistency is key because you want them all to cook evenly.

Add the extra chicken broth, carrots, celery and onions to the pot, followed by the salt and pepper to your liking. Stir to combine and simmer for ten minutes to meld flavors.
Increase heat and add 1lb of pasta or rice of choice and chicken. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes. 
Enjoy the goodness of homemade soup as a family or with friends. There’s nothing quite like it.

Xo Kai 
*Some photos and base recipe were from pioneer woman.com*

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