chicken soup side dish and serving ideas

Chicken Soup

Chicken Soup

Chicken soup may be the epitome of comfort food. Touted for its soothing powers. It is a catch-all dish that soothes everything from the common cold to a stomach ache to warming you up on a cool day. Serve up a big bowl with warm, hearty bread or a light salad and you have a delicious dinner. Or serve a smaller bowl with a sandwich for a satisfying lunch.
Every culture across the globe has a version of chicken soup. There is the American classic chicken noodle soup. Jewish matzoh ball soup made with matzoh meal dumplings and a clear broth. In Demark they have a version called hønsekødssuppe that uses hens called suppehøner, they are larger than average and reserved for soup making. In China, there are many soups made with a chicken broth base seasoned with ginger, scallions, and garlic. In Greece eggs beaten with lemon juice is stirred into the soup, making it thicker and richer. The Philippines has several popular variations such as sopas, tinola, and mami. These are just a few of the examples of the popularity of chicken soup.

Making chicken soup can be as easy as opening a can of soup. While there is no shame in heating up the canned variety there is nothing quite like a bowl of homemade soup. There are many different levels of homemade as well, you can go all out and make your chicken and broth from a whole chicken. You can make your soup a little faster with purchased stock or stock you have in your freezer. Shredded rotisserie chicken is another easy short cut, and you can always make a broth from the bones for your next soup. Chicken is a wonderful canvas for so many flavors and combinations. Carrots, onions, and celery are always great additions; parsnips, corn or celeriac is a nice change of pace. Try adding garlic, ginger or lemon. And don’t forget some fresh thyme, parsley or dill sprinkled over top before serving.

Serve chicken soup with…

A Sandwich

roast beef sandwich
chicken salad sandwich
club sandwich
turkey sandwich
bologna sandwich
grilled cheese sandwich
grilled vegetable sandwich
ham & swiss
ham pinwheels
toasted brie & apple sandwich

Something Starchy

toasted bagel
cheddar & chive biscuits
crusty bread
dinner rolls
garlic pull apart bread
cheesy garlic bread
soda bread
potato chips
pretzel rolls

Something with Veggies

cucumber & tomato salad
garden salad
kale salad

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