Oma's Chicken Vegetable Soup Recipe

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My chicken vegetable soup recipe, aka Hühner-Gemüsesuppeis great when you're looking for dinner menu ideas. 

Use your own stock or buy some.

Either way, it'll be ready in no time at all! Comforting deliciousness in a bowl.  Add some fresh crusty bread to dunk into the broth. 

If you're wanting a real German taste, then use some homemade or store-bought spätzle instead. Not much more is needed! Perhaps some dessert ... dinner's ready!

Chicken Vegetable Soup ... so comforting  anytime! Made just like Oma!

A bit of this and a bit of that ...

  • I usually use chicken legs with backs attached ... the most economical cuts available in my area. Use whatever you wish.
  • If you prefer, you can make a chicken stock first, strain the soup, and then continue.
  • If you're making the stock, then remember to trim off as much fat as you can from the meat.
  • Sliced mushrooms would be wonderful added with the veggies.
  • Season with curry if desired.

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Tips on How to Make Soup ...

Basically, how to make soup using poultry is pretty much standard. The bird is simmered in water, together with other ingredients.

Either the resulting stock is sieved and then used in cooking soup. Or, everything is put together into the pot at once and simmered till tender.

Chicken soup is often thought of as comfort food. It is also claimed to be the useful in treating colds and flues. Perhaps that's because it goes down so good.

There are many starch additions that can be used for poultry soups. These include pasta, noodles, rice, barley, potatoes, and dumplings.

Adding different vegetables will change the flavour. Veggies such as parsnips, sweet potatoes, celery root, cauliflower zucchini, and tomatoes are great additions. 

Herbs and spices, especially parsley, dill, garlic, salt, pepper, and curry are super to use. Adding turmeric or saffron will provide a nice golden color. 

Oma says,

How to make soup from scratch is a skill everyone really should learn.

It's an easy way to make economical meals, as well as use up stuff that's sitting in the crisper in the fridge before it goes bad.


Yep. Hummus. Sylvie, my daughter-in-law, shares that hummus is delicious in this to add extra zing.  Her easy hummus recipe is so quick to make and it's becoming wildly popular in Germany. Try it. I think you'll like it too!

If you want to make your own chicken stock, then check out my recipe that's listed at the beginning of my chicken noodle soup

I often buy chicken legs with backs attached just for making stock, simply because that's what's often on sale.

I end up with a lot of meat to put back into the soup. Or, perhaps you have leftover chicken meat from another meal, then use purchased stock. 

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Oma's Chicken Vegetable Soup Recipe

My chicken vegetable soup recipe, aka Hühner-Gemüsesuppe, is great when you're looking for easy dinner menu ideas. Use your own stock or buy some.

Either way, it'll be ready in no time at all! Comforting deliciousness in a bowl.  Add some fresh crusty bread to dunk into the broth and dinner is ready.

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

25 minutes

Total Time

35 minutes


Makes 4 - 6 servings


  • 5 cups chicken stock (homemade or purchased)
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 large potato, diced
  • 1 cup chopped cauliflower
  • 1 - 1½ cups egg noodles
  • 1 - 2 cups diced cooked chicken meat (from making stock or purchased)
  • Maggi and Vegeta (optional)
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • parsley for garnish


  1. Add the vegetables to the stock and bring to boil.
  2. Simmer, covered, until the veggies are almost tender, about 15 minutes.
  3. Add the egg noodles and simmer about 8 - 10 minutes until the noodles are tender.
  4. Add the chicken meat to the soup.
  5. Season with additional Vegeta and Maggi (if using) and salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Garnish with chopped parsley.


  • Add more broth or water if you prefer your soup thinner.
  • Add some curry powder.

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Chicken Vegetable Soup Recipe made Just like Oma

Chicken Vegetable Soup Recipe made Just like Oma
This chicken vegetable soup recipe is great when you're looking for dinner menu ideas. Use your own stock or buy some. Either way, it'll be ready in no time at all ... deliciousness in a bowl!

Ingredients: chicken stock, celery, carrots, onion, potato, cauliflower, egg noodles, cooked chicken, Maggi, Vegeta, seasonings,

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