Homemade Chicken Soup Recipe (using kitchen leftovers!)


– Friends, today’s video is gonna be, excuse me as I drop garlic on the floor. I’m quickly impromptu making a big pot of chicken and rice soup. (bright acoustic music) We’ve had some sore
throats, and we just got back from walking in the
drizzling rain in our forest, and I thought, “You know what? “I have some leftover rice, have a little “bit of leftover chicken.” I have, oh I’ll show you what I have here. We’ve got some chicken broth. I have some carrots. And then, I had some red potatoes, think I had four red potatoes. And I’ve stuck those,
there in the microwave. Whoop whoop, showing myself. They’re in the microwave, and I put them on for about 8 minutes,
two minutes per potato usually does it pretty well. That’s how my husband
likes to do it, anyway. So, the potatoes will be done
quickly in the microwave. I’m actually gonna dice up these carrots and put them in a bowl
of water, to get them going in the microwave, ’cause we need to eat lunch fairly soon, so I’m just throwing this together fairly quickly. It should still, the pot should
be able to simmer for about 30 minutes, but it’s not gonna
be able to simmer all day. One of my sons is gonna
make us a whole bunch of peanut butter and jellies, of course. That’s our family thing,
to go along as a side. And I have other kids doing school work and lots going on, but I want this soup and I’ve got just enough
leftovers to make it work, so I’m showin’ you how
I pull this together. So, I just poured in my chicken stock, and now, this is my back
of leftover brown rice. This is my bag of chicken,
not really too much chicken left, but I
think we can pull it off. So, I just dumped out my chicken, and I shredded it a
little more with my hands, cut it up with a knife,
and I’m gonna just, go ahead and get this
dunked in the pot also. So, what I’ve done is
I’ve done a whole garlic. That’s pretty well chopped up now. I’ve been working on four carrots with my handy dandy little chopper here. And then, I’m gonna put those in some water and microwave it. Hold on, baby, okay. And then, we’ll put all of that, hopefully it’ll be softer,
and pour it into our pot. So, I’ve got all my carrots in here, and the garlic, and I’ve
covered them with water, and then, I’m gonna even
dump this water in our pot. Our pot’s gently boiling now. Here’s the four red potatoes that I cheated and put in the microwave. I’m just gonna cube those up, and put those in the soup, too. So, here’s some of my mangled potatoes. I got one of them in there already. Oop, oop, oop! So here is about a teaspoon
and a half of rosemary. We’re gonna put that in. That always makes any
chicken recipe lovely. And then, we have some ground thyme. Shake that in. Whoo whoo, that’ll be really good. And then, of course, my onion powder. Shake it, shake it. And then, we’ve got our garlic powder. Amelia’s singin’ Strawberry
Shortcake over there. – [Amelia] No, no, I’m
a cat named Strawberry. – [Jamerrill] You’re a
cat named Strawberry? And then,
– Yeah. we’ve got some parsley flakes. Shake it in.
– Can I put some– – No, not right now, honey. This one’s pretty hot. This one’s hot. You helped Mommy with
those carrots, though. I just added in a bunch
of salt and pepper, too. I’m trying to make this
pot a little extra salty, because I just feel like
it’ll help our throats. And yes, we’re gonna need
more broth goin’ on here. I am waiting for those carrots
and garlic to get done. And then, I’ll see if we need to add how many more cups from here. So things are boiling pretty well now. I just turned my heat
down on low, and I put the carrots and garlic in
for another 10 minutes. So this is how our microwaved
bowl ended up looking. The garlic is now soft,
the carrots are soft, and I’m going to put them in
our pot of soup there now. Here it is in the pot. I’m gonna let it just simmer
on low for about 30 minutes. The kids have already had some sandwiches and other things for lunch, but this will be so good once it has
just sat a little longer. Smells wonderful, but
I’ll pop back in here in a moment, and give you guys a peek at what it looks like in the bowl. So guys, the soup is done. We’re in the middle of
our busy home school day. I’m gonna give you guys a peek at it, and I am servin’ it out
now for the kids to have while they’re working on
some home school stuff. So, here’s how the pot turned out. And I’ve already had one
cup of it to test it. It was just wonderful. Don’t want to waste any chicken there. And that’s my second cup. That’s probably for one
of the older kiddos. And it’s just amazing. I think I’m gonna have many
many bowls of this today. And I will see you next time friends with another brand new video. (jazz piano music)

100 comments on “Homemade Chicken Soup Recipe (using kitchen leftovers!)”

  1. Armors&Arrows says:

    Would I be able to make this in the crockpot?

  2. Tanya Gibbons says:

    Yummy! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Little Creators Homeschool says:

    I hope my kids start to like soup..can't seem to get them to eat soups

  4. superrainbow Amelia2000 says:

    hi I love your recipes

  5. superrainbow Amelia2000 says:

    my name is amelia

  6. Mama to Five says:

    I do this sometimes too! Just putting together leftovers to make a yummy soup! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  7. BabyG713 says:

    I'm actually making that tomorrow. I buy roasted chickens quite often from Costco and I freeze the carcasses for soup later. The rice and potatoes I think I'll use this time…your ideas are so simple and makes my mouth water

  8. Teresa Yb. says:

    Thank you for sharing. I love when a meal comes together! I keep Better than Bouillon brand soup base in the fridge to add to things when I need a little more broth. It tastes really good and stores well.

  9. Mollys GreenAcres says:

    that looks delicious! sick with cold would be nice lol

  10. Anete Konjo says:

    Looks yummy, I also add lemon pepper to mine as well.

  11. This Prudent Gal says:

    you're my favorite youtuber! I enjoy your calming voice โ˜บ hope the kids feel better!

  12. 4Kids and a Husband says:

    It looks sooo good and bless the lord for chicken soup when everyone is poorly. Jamerrill are you feeling poorly too, you look gorgeous of course but i notice a bit more pale than usual in this video? take care huni xxxx

  13. Glorious Perspective says:

    I made the same thing awesome..

  14. Marie Nalley Nalley says:

    I love this, you are awesome at just throwing a great,healthy meal together. Quick and easy. Love it.

  15. TheQueensCabinet says:

    Chicken soup from leftovers is a match made in Heaven and your channel is chicken soup for the soul. Shelby

  16. analuvsya1 says:

    If u have a pressure cooker then that might be a slightly easier and quicker way to get the potatoes and carrots soft since microwaving them does take some time. Thanks for sharing! I was waiting for a video from you, love to see you and your family ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Jamie Mcdonald says:

    jamerrell are you going to be doing trim healthy momma while you are pregnant?

  18. holywatermama says:

    I love to make a new dish from leftovers. It's like a double blessing.

  19. Erica Law says:

    You need a Instant pot it's a game changer … a full pot of minestrone 10 mins xxx

  20. Ivory Herman says:

    Do you own a pressure cooker? It's so much fun.

  21. Peggy Spencer says:

    I made a similar soup today, funny that you uploaded this one!! looks lovely!

  22. Cookie Crumb Fun says:

    Oh, super good looking soup! Such a good comfort food. Hope it helped everyone feel better!

    Praying for all of you!

  23. mary gavitt says:

    I love this channel!

  24. Amanda Hixson says:

    This looks good I'll have to try this one out. I made your crock pot Italian Chicken the other day and it was awesome! Love your videos and can't wait for more! We all do understand that this is a hectic time with so much to do and little time these days especially for a mommy to be! ๐Ÿ˜€

  25. Kim Bowen says:

    I enjoy your channel's. Hope everyone is well. I love making chicken soup on a rainy cold day.

  26. Peg Innam says:

    Great and easy recipe using leftovers, tfs and feel better ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Marisa Stone O'Brien says:

    So smart to use the mircrowave for short cut! I use the microwave to cook potatoes for hash. I want to try the instant pot and see how that works for short cuts too.

  28. Caroline Brown says:

    Sooooo good! I want it.

  29. Good Old Day's says:

    Yummy for the tummy on a cold rainy day๐Ÿ˜€Great job putting that soup together. Nothing like good old chicken soup. It's a tummy warmer for sure.

  30. Barefoot Izzy says:

    Looks so good! I love when leftover can be turned into a whole new meal! Now I want some soup! Great job mama โค๏ธ Hope y'all are feeling better.

  31. Loving Life Fam says:

    I do something very similar but my family loves when I'm adding a little bit tomato paste to the soup.

  32. AmbersFamilyof4 says:

    I'm going to make this sometime. It looks so yummy!

  33. MeetBee says:

    I must try this! So simple and looked delicious!

  34. Thrifted Living says:

    This soup looks soo good!!!!

  35. Oda says:

    Yum! Hope you're all doing well ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Camille Coopersmith says:

    How much chicken soup do you make and do you make vegetable soup to looks good ๐Ÿ˜Š

  37. Bumble Bee says:

    That soup looks SO good I can almost taste it!!! Love seeing you… I appreciate any videos you put up for us. I know it takes so much time… XOX

  38. Summer Ivie says:

    have you tried kroger clicklist? it saves money and time!

  39. Life With Sheila says:

    I love using leftovers! ๐Ÿ™‚ GREAT soup!

  40. Lisa says:

    Ugh! I feel you being rushed. I hope you can slow down soon…especially, when you are further along in your pregnancy.

  41. Latifah Davis says:

    We've got sore throats and runny noses over the way as well. Soup sounds like a wonderful idea.

  42. MelodyandFamily says:

    I love making chicken soup from leftovers!! awesome video ๐Ÿ˜Š

  43. southerncouponista says:

    I love how you pull together some yummy dishes with leftovers and other things you have on hand!

  44. TheRenaissanceman65 says:

    MMMMMMM Jewish penicillin! Though actually the Jewish recipe is simply to boil a chicken in a big pot of water for a few hours with some veggies, and the broth that makes is the soup. Traditionally eaten with kneidlach (little dumplings).

    Still, chicken soup is chicken soup, you needed this quicker, and in the absence of any medication that actually works against cold and flu viruses, nothing beats it to help you feel better.

    According to Nigella Lawson (who is from a Jewish family and showed on TV how they do it), there is apparently some medical research that shows the benefits of chicken soup. Though as she says, "true believers" need no convincing how good it is!

  45. Jean Lee says:

    real mama makin a real leftover soup. love this thanks for keeping it all real. xoxo from California

  46. Justinie Cutie says:

    Wow! This is a good recipe ๐Ÿ˜Š Here in the Philippines we have that same kind of soup and we call it Chicken Rice Porridge. Instead of putting potatoes we use ginger that will help to ease sore throats. I will definitely try your version. Thank you for sharing God bless ๐Ÿ˜Š

  47. Julie Leet says:

    Delicious looking soup ๐Ÿ™‚ As always I love how resourceful you are.

  48. Rebekah Whitford says:

    That looks delicious! I've been sick since Christmas and will definitely be trying this to make myself feel better. I'm a college student and fairly new to cooking, and your videos have definitely taught me how to use what I have on hand when I can't go out and buy a bunch of random stuff for each recipe that I cook. This soup looks like a great way to use those random odds and ends up that are left over from other recipes. ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. Amy De Paulis says:

    this is why i love soups! so easy to make by throwing in whatever leftovers you havr

  50. Sue Smargiassi says:

    Just a tip, freeze all the leftover chicken/turkey bones and on a slow day (haha) set it up for a batch of bone broth. Freeze it in batches and use instead of chicken stock. Tons of goodness from throwaway food.
    Hope your Aldi is stocked when you do your next run. Here in Florida, we are having problems with no stock in the warehouse. My Aldi run on Sat was a bust and had to fill in with Publix $$$

  51. enlightenedbygrace4U says:

    we just had a chicken and veggie soup and the next day we added macaroni pasta (plain) and it was so good!

  52. Kim lester says:

    I love chicken soup๐Ÿฒ

  53. Cynthia Mendoza-Torres says:

    That's a great idea using the carrots like that! It resembles Campbell's that's a compliment btw! Lol

  54. Freddie And I says:

    was the rice already cooked? or shall I just dump it in straight from the packet?

  55. Life With Mrs B says:

    I could just eat soup all day long ๐Ÿ™‚ great video Jamerrill

  56. Crazy9 Nic says:

    Good job mummabear & congrats on the new bubba on the way i have 7 kids we are called crazy9 lol

  57. Camille Coopersmith says:

    Wow that's a lot of chicken soup looked good ๐Ÿ˜Š hope I get to see more soup and other videos from you

  58. Rosie's Reborn world says:

    We love making soups too
    https://www.facebook.com/LearningTogetherHomeEd/posts/1222130541212216:0

  59. lifeinashoe says:

    I love your hate! Did you make it?

  60. Cynthia says:

    Delish looking~~Good Mom!

  61. Noreen's Kitchen says:

    Love it! Soup from "nothing"! I recently made a big pot of chicken soup from the frozen carcasses of two cooked chickens. It made an amazing soup! Always look forward to your vlogs!

  62. living with pirates and princesses says:

    that looks amazing! good idea on microwaving the potatoes and carrots! I would have never thought of that.

  63. starterfamily says:

    Looks great!

  64. karbear26 says:

    Great for when you're not feeling well!

  65. Traci Perdue says:

    Looks Yummy, hope everyone's well now!!! Have a good afternoon!!!

  66. Jackie Marie says:

    This is so cool! I'm always either intimidated by making soup or I assume it will take all day to cook. I never thought of using the microwave to speed up the process. Genius!

  67. Adrienne Dennison says:

    You are such a clever homemaker! Thanks for sharing this wonderful quick meal!

  68. gatergurl22 courtney says:

    yummmmminess!! that looks sooo delicious. happy new yr NEW SUBSCRIBER i have a channel to hope u sub back and well support each other

  69. SoulfulChaos says:

    I like your hat. Did you make it?

  70. 59cottoncandy says:

    I saw your video listed under txmommyofboys video and thought I'd check out your channel, I subscribed ๐Ÿ™‚

  71. Lisawuzhereonce says:

    Yummy I need to try this

  72. It'sabondslife says:

    I love soup I have many many soup recipes on my channel if you want to check them out ๐Ÿ™‚

  73. Dias Recipes says:

    yum yum ๐Ÿ™‚

  74. michael cole says:

    me and you cook very much the same as well as shop

  75. Just Mea says:

    That soup looks SO delicious!!! I am going to have to jump up and make some!!!!

  76. Kathy Germack says:

    Yum!!ย  Looks so good!!!!

  77. AmbersFamilyof4 says:

    Do you have to add any extra water? Because I went by your directions but have way less in my pot than you do. It's still practically at the bottom.

  78. Diane Crane says:

    thanks Sweetie. i will try this. I love watching your videos. Bless you and your beautiful family.

  79. Crystal VanTassel-Lopez says:

    This looks amazing! Love that you used leftovers like you did.

  80. Kim Moore says:

    Great video! That soup looked delicious!!!! Great use of leftovers!

  81. Shannon Moore says:

    I love soup recipes….-Shannon Moore

  82. Lwest says:

    I know this is an old video, but i have a terrible back to school cold and really want a bowl of that soup!

  83. Mrs.Clarissa Moorefield says:

    Lemon pepper helps with letting the nose run to get that out of them it works for us all the time!

  84. Mrs.Clarissa Moorefield says:

    It looks delicious

  85. michelle king says:

    Yum..thats my kind of cooking!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜Š

  86. Sonia wicks says:

    I love this soup…… Reminds me of a soup i called chicken leftover soup…. Even Christmas time I make a turkey dinner leftover soup….. So nice ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿ˜Š love from UK ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

  87. Frugal Mom Holly says:

    That looks delicious…

  88. Debbie Morgan says:

    It looks yummy!

  89. Audra Hollis says:

    this looks delicious…I was never a soup maker till I watched you and a couple other smart youtubers.ย  Added brown rice is delish also..as is fast cooking barley

  90. taylor clark says:

    I love your channel! In this Instagram world I love coming to your channel because you remind me of who I want to be, what I want to focus on as a mom and wife and I just love how real you are! Thank you for being you and sharing your wonderful ideas and recipes. I wish I knew you personally! ๐Ÿ™‚

  91. JesusIsLoveTR says:

    I must say this my dear has become one of my favorite channels! May The Lord continue to bless and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. Much love ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’•

  92. Valerie Wallander says:

    Your soup looks amazing. You've inspired me to make my homemade clam chowder with fried clams and BLTs tomorrow. My husband should thank you. Ha.

  93. Barbara Stowers says:

    I just made this…very yummy…daughter had hher wisdom teeth removed so she drank the broth ccooled down. She sd thumbs up!

  94. Whitney Walker says:

    I'm just now noticing after 19 cooking with Jamerrill videos- Do you use black pepper?

  95. Rena Huchingson says:

    . You are such a treat to watch. I love all of your videos. That recipe looks amazing. God bless you. โค๐ŸŒทโค

  96. Summer Robinson says:

    Yum!

  97. Sarra Phelps says:

    Love these recipe videos especially cuz Iโ€™m newly married with a blended family and I donโ€™t yet get portions we always make too much or too little and these videos help with both ideas and portions (two age 10 two age 11 and my giant husband and me eating)

  98. Jaida Annn says:

    You are who I want to be when Iโ€™m older and a mom! Such good videos, such good vibes, soooo motivating ๐Ÿ’œ

  99. GothicaBeauty. says:

    I make tomato & rice soup itโ€™s blooming lovely & filling.

  100. LaNina Wyatt says:

    Excellent quick and tasty

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