The Quickest, Tastiest Chicken Soup You’ll Ever Make


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I’ve always loved soup. My husband? Not so much.

We got married in the fall – prime soup season, right? – and I quickly discovered that the countless soups and stews I made for our dinners were completely unappreciated.

But I couldn’t let it go. I started pestering Gabe with pointed questions about why he didn’t like them.

Was it the flavor? The vegetables?

He thought about it, and finally volunteered the answer to a question I would never have thought to ask. It was the broth.

He didn’t like soup in a thin broth. It left him unsatisfied, like he’d just drunk flavored water for dinner, no matter how much meat or how many vegetables were in the broth.

I was surprised, but at least I now knew what to fix.

So I started reworking some of my favorite soup recipes to make them thicker and heartier.

I started adding milk to water-based broths and thickening them with potatoes, flour, or cornstarch.

And most importantly, I started adding Better Than Bouillon broth base to transform the flavor from just okay, to soups and stews our friends raved about (and even offered to pay me to make for them!).

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It started simply with gluten-free chicken noodle soup.

But I’m going to make an honest confession: Between homeschooling and living on a farm. I don’t really have time to make my own gluten-free pasta anymore.

And that’s why I present to you this easy chicken stew recipe.

You get amazing, raved about flavor but it only takes about 30 minutes flat.

Now that’s a mom win.

So how do you get raved-about flavor in a quick dish? that’s where Better Than Bouillon’s paste concentrate broth bases come in.

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Better Than Bouillon is the backbone of making delicious soups, casseroles, and gravies in minutes. It gives you the flavor without taking the time and energy to roast chicken, beef, etc. You can use it to make a basic broth, as a marinade, or, as I do most of the time, just to add flavor to dishes.

Image shows a hand holding a jar of Better Than Bouillion chicken base

We’re not talking bout broth that expires quickly once it’s opened, or tastes gritty because it doesn’t completely dissolve like Bouillon cubes. We’re talking about high-quality premium, vegetarian, organic, and reduced-sodium varieties of broth concentrate.

Better Than Bouillon is a must for authentic flavor in a jiffy.

To use it, you simply scoop a teaspoon of paste from the jar into a cup of hot water and stir until dissolved. This is the simple beauty of their Premium, Vegetarian, Organic, and Reduced Sodium flavor categories, including their Chicken, Beef, Vegetable, Roasted Garlic, Chili, Clam, Fish, Ham, Lobster, Mushroom and Turkey.

This easy chicken stew recipe is destined to be your family’s favorite chicken soup recipe on a cold night!

Give this delicious recipe a try


Quick and Easy Chicken Soup Recipe

This chicken soup is a delicious option for your whole family when you’re seeking some comfort food

  • Author: Elise


  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or 3 cups cooked and chopped)
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 Tablespoons butter or bacon grease
  • 2 lbs potatoes
  • 2 teaspoons Better Than Bouillon Roasted Chicken Base
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch


  1. Bake chicken in a covered dish at 350º until done through, or cook in the instant pot for 30 minutes. The chicken should release juices as it cooks, and you don’t want those to evaporate away!
  2. When chicken is done, shred with forks, transfer to a 4 quart or larger pot, and set aside (skip these first two steps if you’re using pre-cooked chicken)
  3. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat
  4. Chop carrots, celery, and onionImage shows a hand chopping onions on a chopping board
  5. Sauté in melted butter until vegetables are crisp-tender
  6. Peel (optional) and chop potatoes, and add to chicken pot
  7. Add sautéed vegetables, Better Than Bouillon Concentrate, pepper, salt and basilImage shows a hand adding chicken base to the soup
  8. Add two cups of water
  9. Place lid on pot, and simmer until potatoes are tender
  10. Meanwhile, stir milk and cornstarch together
  11. When potatoes are done, remove lid, and add milk mixtureImage shows milk being added to the chicken soup
  12. Stir to combine, and continue simmering until thickened (2-3 minutes)
  13. Remove from heat and let settle 5-10 minutes
  14. Serve with homemade biscuits or cornbread and salad
  15. Enjoy!

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  1. I am SO glad I discovered this site. I already use Better Than Bouillon Roasted Chicken Base and love it. The reduced sodium product is important to me. I’m sharing with my friends!!!

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