Whether it’s because of the weather or the news (or both), we could all use some extra comfort this winter. This collection is full of chicken soup recipes you’ll want to cozy up with, whether you want something familiar or new to you.
This list isn’t in any order, but matzoh ball soup still has to go at the top. And since matzoh-ball style is a matter of personal preference, this recipe includes three versions—floaters, sinkers and gluten-free—so you can choose the option that most appeals to you.
Thanks to three different spice components, this soup has bite. This version from Joan Nathan also includes a bit of the historic backstory and a video that breaks down her approach.
The recipe developer behind healthy-leaning food blog Ambitious Kitchen defines “the best” as a cold-curing soup that includes ginger, turmeric, couscous and peas. If you agree, this recipe might be right up your alley.
This recipe takes the flavors and components of this Middle Eastern dish and presents them into soup form. Pita bread garnish required.
Tel Aviv-born chef Einat Admony used to serve this dish at Balaboosta, her Israeli fine-dining restaurant in New York City. It makes a good replacement for matzoh ball soup during Passover, but it’s also a good dish any time of year.
This North African soup is loaded with chickpeas, spaghetti and potatoes and flavored with turmeric and saffron.
Chicken soup is the ultimate comfort food, and a slow cooker—a stress-reducing appliance that you can essentially set and forget—is a perfect vehicle for it.
If you’re like me and prefer soup thick and creamy, this recipe—which has a perfect five stars and more than 500 reviews—could be your new favorite.
These filled dumplings are a classic addition to chicken soup, but they can be a pain to make. This recipe makes the process sound easy.
How about one more matzoh ball soup recipe to close out this list? I’m a huge fan of the Greek soup avgolemono, and this recipe uses that as the base and then adds matzoh balls to the mix.