Grandma's Chicken Soup that Anyone can Cook from Scratch - Print
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Grandma’s Chicken Soup

  • Author: Sarah


A simple, bone broth based chicken soup that anyone can make.


  • 13 pound chicken , or chicken pieces, or stripped carcass
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar or vinegary kombucha
  • 2 onions
  • 2 heads of garlic
  • 3 sticks of celery, with leaves
  • 1/2 bunch fresh parsley, or 2 tablespoons dried
  • 2 tablespoons thyme
  • 1/4 cup chopped Leeks
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger
  • 4 cups diced carrots, turnip, zucchini, or parsnip, peel and diced
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and diced


  • Place the chicken or chicken bones in your slow cooker or Instant Pot.  Cover with water.  Add vinegar or kombucha.  Simmer over night.
  • Remove bones and strip any remaining meat off of them. Add meat back to crock pot, discard bones.
  • Add onions, garlic, spices, leeks, and ginger. Simmer for 2 to 4 hours.
  • Add vegetables and potatoes 1 hour before serving.
  • Serve hot. Left overs can be slow cooked overnight, or stored in the fridge and reheated to boiling the next day.

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