Sometimes, on a chilly winter day, all you want is a good bowl of soup. Well, "good" is an understatement when it comes to this wildly popular recipe.
Soup can be one of the quickest, easiest meals to prepare. All it takes for a quick soup fix is opening a can, pouring its contents into a pan, and turning up the heat. But sometimes, nothing beats a homemade soup—especially when that soup is beloved by more than a million and a half people.
What makes this chicken soup recipe the “ultimate” one? Well, to get the perfect chicken flavor, the recipe recommends cooking bone-in chicken thighs in canola oil in a six-quart stockpot
The drippings form the base of your chicken broth. After removing the skin from the chicken, you put the full thighs back in the cooking broth while it simmers.
Only after the chicken is nice and tender do you cut it up into bite-sized chunks perfect for soup, re-adding it to the broth. In addition to the chicken, this tasty soup is also packed with garlic, onions, carrots, and celery.
Prepping this recipe may seem like a lot of work, but it only takes about 15 minutes. Cooking takes a little bit longer, about 45 minutes, but that time is divided up in increments as you continue adding new ingredients.
And the recipe makes ten servings—about three and a half quarts—so your time is well spent, and you won’t have to worry about a soup shortage. Take a look at the video below for a quick tutorial before you get cookin’. Soup’s on!