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Organic Herb Chicken Soup Recipe with Freeman Herbs

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Warm up this winter season with some delicious and nutritious chicken soup, featuring organic herbs from Freeman Herbs! Freeman Herbs potted herb plants allow you to grow and harvest fresh organic herbs year round. Free of pesticides and full of beneficial vitamins and nutrients, you can find them in independent grocery stores and chains throughout Ontario. 



  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 0.7 kg)
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 3-4 Freeman Herbs Organic thyme sprigs
  • 2 Freeman Herbs Organic oregano springs
  • 1 Freeman Herbs Organic rosemary stalk
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • A few grinds of fresh black pepper

Soup Base

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, finely diced
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup Freeman Herbs Organic parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Freeman Herbs Organic dill, chopped
  • 5-6 leaves Freeman Herbs Organic basil, chopped
  • Cooked pasta, rice or bread of your choice


  • Step 1

    Add chicken breasts, chicken broth, thyme, oregano, rosemary, garlic, salt and black pepper to a medium sauce pan. Bring it to a boil then reduce heat to low, cover and gently simmer for 1 hour or until the chicken is fall-apart tender.
  • Step 2

    Warm olive oil on medium heat in a large pot. Add onion and sauté for approximately 15 minutes, until caramelized. Add celery and carrots then remove from the heat.
  • Step 3

    Transfer chicken breasts to a plate and shred into bite-sized pieces. Strain the cooking liquid into a large bowl.
  • Step 4

    Add the shredded chicken, 3 cups of chicken broth and 1 cup of the cooking liquid to the pot of vegetables. Add cooking liquid by the 1/2 cup, tasting as you go, and more black pepper until the soup is seasoned to your liking.
  • Step 5

    Bring to a boil and cook for another few minutes, until the vegetables have softened. Stir in the basil, parsley and dill. Add cooked pasta, rice or serve with bread.