The Best Chicken Soup with Rice, Carrots, and Kale

The Best Chicken Soup with Rice, Carrots, and Kale
Packed with vegetables and bulked up with rice, this restorative chicken soup recipe is a keeper.Jenny Huang

While you can customize this homemade chicken broth with odds and ends you have lying around (I’ll occasionally use a fresh fennel frond or a few celery leaves), restricting it to a few well-chosen vegetables makes for a sweet, consistent soup. You can make this soup up to Step 4, then refrigerate it overnight or freeze it up to a few months if desired before proceeding. Save the bones of a roast chicken or look for frozen chicken bones at a butcher or near the meat counter at your grocery store. If you can’t find chicken bones, you can also add a turkey wing to the stock for extra flavor.

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