Vintage in the Kitchen: Old Fashioned Chicken Soup ( GF Naturally)

‘If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.’

-J. R. R. Tolkien

Well, what could be more delicious and comforting than good old fashioned chicken soup, especially with the cold season on the horizon?  I think this soup tastes even better when made a day ahead. Be prepared for a house that smells heavenly and happy people at your table.


You need for a big pan of soup:

  • -2 lb. of organic chicken, any kind will do. A real soup chicken has to cook for a couple of hours, nice boneless thighs for about 30 minutes.
  • -4 cups of chicken broth, home made or from gluten free chicken broth cubes
  • -lots of vegetables, I like lots of leek, carrots, sweet peppers and peas
  • -a few hands full of rice noodles
  • – 2 tbs of tarragon
  • -2 tbs  of parsley
  • -2 bay leaves
  • -1 generous tsp of all spice
  • -salt and ground black pepper, as you like it


Cook the chicken in the broth. When done, debone if necessary, divide in big chunks and set aside.

Chop the vegetables not too finely and cook for about 20 minutes in the broth with all the seasoning. Add rice noodles and chicken chunks. Cook for another 10 minutes. Cool and place in the fridge until the following day (do not forget to have a little bowl for tasting;0)) Heat thoroughly the following day, taste, eat and know that life is good!


Nou, wat kan er nu heerlijker en meer hartverwarmend zijn dan goeie, ouderwetse kippensoep en al helemaal nu t koude seizoen voor de deur staat? Ik denk dat deze soep nog lekkerder smaakt als t een dag van te voren klaar gemaakt wordt. Bereid je voor op een hemelse geur door t huis en blije mensen aan de tafel.

Je hebt nodig voor een grote pan soep:

  • -een kilo organische kip: een echte soepkip moet een paar uur koken, verse dijtjes zonder bot ongeveer 30 minuten.
  • -2 liter kippenbouillon, zelfgemaakt of van gluten vrije bouillon blokjes.
  • – veel groentes, ik hou van royaal prei, wortelen, paprika’s en doperwten.
  • – een paar handjevol van rijstnoedels.
  • -2 eetlepels dragon
  • -2 eetlepels peterselie
  • -2 laurierblaadjes
  • -1 royale theelepel piment
  • -zout en gemalen zwarte peper naar smaak.


Kook de kip in de bouillon en wanneer gaar er eventueel de botten uithalen en verdelen een ferme stukken.Zet even weg.

Snij de groentes niet te fijn en kook t 20 minuten in de bouillon met de kruiden toegevoegd. Voeg de rijstnoedels en kip toe en kook nog eens 10 minuten.

Afkoelen en in de koelkast wegzetten. (wel even vast een klein kopje nemen voor t proeven;0)) Heel goed opwarmen de volgende dag, proef, eet en weet dat t leven goed is!

Love and Liefs, Johanna



13 thoughts on “Vintage in the Kitchen: Old Fashioned Chicken Soup ( GF Naturally)

  1. Ha Kerry, that is funny, sending comments on eachother posts at the same time! Yes, that pan is from the sixties/seventies and I love it too . Here a little post devoted to my favorite soup pan ;0): post Hugs from Ohio!

  2. I also enjoy cooking chicken soup and make a sort of Italian variation of it (first slowly cook the chicken with the vegetables, then use part of it to cook some small soup pasta in it and finally serve it with optional grated parmesan on top).
    Chicken soup is fairly light, healthy and warming for cooler times of the year.
    I love you cooking pot, its colours and motifs 🙂 nice table cloth too
    love & hugs

  3. Annie, isn’t it a miracle how cooking smells waft back and fort between Minnesota and Ohio ;0) Corn sounds very good indeed, I love corn in soup. Next time, I will put it in the chicken soup as well, Thanks!

  4. I love chicken soup and this recipe looks absolutely delicious! I will try it very soon…those cold autumn nights are heading our way and soup will be necessary to get us through! 🙂 I sometimes make chicken soup with orzo noodles and fresh lemon juice (it’s not GF, though).

  5. Chicken and lemon combine excellent but I never had in soup and I will try that for sure! Ozo noodles is indeed a no-go for me however easy to replace with arborio rice so that is a new chicken soup recipe …one can never have enough recipes for that, thank you ,♥ Johanna

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