Homemade Chicken Soup

Homemade chicken soup ~ combine ingredients, simmer until the kitchen smells wonderful, serve with homemade bread, add a dose of Love!

If you want to can your chicken soup, you will need to know how to use a pressure canner. This pressure canning page has more detailed information and step by step instructions.

Mmmmm Mmmmmm Good!

homemade chicken soup and bread


Gather your canning supplies
  • ladle

  • 4 quarts chicken broth - homemade chicken broth is best.
  • 4 cups chopped chicken - cooked
  • 4 cups vegetables - I use 1 cup celery, 2 cups carrots, 1 cup onion, adjust this to taste.
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 clove garlic
  • If you like other seasonings you can add them. Remember they will be stronger by being canned.


canning homemade chicken soup chopped vegetablesPlace chicken broth and chopped chicken in a stock pot, bring to a boil.

Homemade broth makes superior homemade chicken soup.

Chop vegetables. I use about 1 cup each celery and onion and 2 cups carrots. You can alter that as long as you end up with about 4 cups total.

Add vegetables to stock pot bring to a boil.

Add salt and pepper. I use about 1 T salt. I don't really measure my pepper, just shake some in.

Add garlic. This can be finely diced or use a garlic press. garlic press

Add any seasonings that you prefer. We like ours with just the ingredients listed.

Remember that fresh seasonings may get stronger as they are canned. If you add bay leaves, let the soup simmer for a bit to get the flavor throughout but remove the bay leaves before filling jars.

Pour hot soup into hot jars, leave 1 inch head space.

Place your lids on and process according to pressure canning instructions.



Pints - 1 hour and 15 minutes
Quarts - 1 hour 30 minutes.

Adjustments for Pressure Canner
Altitude in Feet Dial Gauge Canner Weighted Gauge Canner
0-1000 10 10
1001-2000 11 15
2001-4000 12 15
4001-6000 13 15
6001-8000 14 15
8000-10,000 15 15

Source - Ball Blue Book

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