12 Global Chicken Soups

Babushkas, abuelas, and grandmothers from around the world all agree: chicken soup is the ultimate comfort food.

Chicken Fricot

Chicken and vegetable soup dotted with airy dumplings is a beloved Acadian comfort food. Savory—a pungent, peppery herb—adds a piney zest. Get the recipe for Chicken Fricot »

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

Greek Lemon Chicken Soup (Avgolemono)

Even though this soup is usually served at Christmas dinner in Greek households, the lemon flavor makes it great year-round. You can easily substitute cooked rice for the raw and shorten simmering time to get this going quickly. Get the recipe for Greek Lemon Chicken Soup (Avgolemono) »

Persian Chicken Meatball Soup (Gundi)

At the heart of this intriguing soup is a matzo-ball-like dumpling made of ground chicken and chickpea flour.

Chicken Soup with Semolina Dumplings

In this recipe from Transylvania, sliced root vegetables and textured semolina dumplings are moistened in a chicken broth spiced with paprika and caraway. Get the recipe for Chicken Soup with Semolina Dumplings »

Chicken and Root Vegetable Soup (Sancocho)

This Puerto Rican chicken soup is hearty with starchy vegetables.

Kreplach Soup

Little pyramids of chicken-stuffed dumplings in broth are a solid Jewish holiday dish. Get the recipe for Kreplach Soup »

Peruvian Chicken Soup

There are all sorts of ways to garnish this popular Peruvian morning dish. **See the recipe for Peruvian Chicken Soup »**

Hanoi Noodle Soup with Chicken, Baby Tatsoi, and Bok Choi

Baby tatsoi, also known as spinach mustard, has been an Asian staple for thousands of years.

Rice Vermicelli with Chicken Soup

The level of spice in this warming soup can be controlled by increasing (or omitting altogether) the fresh red hot chiles. See the recipe for Rice Vermicelli with Chicken Soup »

Chicken Noodle Soup

The recipe for this hearty specialy hails from Babushka’s Kitchen in Ohio. See the recipe for Chicken Noodle Soup »

Danny Bowien’s Hanoi-Style Breakfast Pho

This dish, which Danny Bowien serves on his breakfast menu at New York City’s Mission Cantina, is inspired by the Vietnamese soups he ate at Turtle Tower in San Francisco when he was a culinary student. Get the recipe for Danny Bowien’s Hanoi-Style Breakfast Pho »