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Leftover Easy Delicious Chicken Carcass Soup

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Savor the Soul-Warming Goodness of Leftover Chicken Carcass Soup

After having enjoyed a roast chicken, store the chicken carcass in the freezer for a cold winter’s night soup.

Savor the soul-warming goodness of Chicken Carcass Soup

Leftover Easy Delicious Chicken Carcass Soup

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Warm up your soul with our delicious Chicken Carcass Soup! Packed with flavors and richness, this soup is the ultimate comfort food for chilly days.  

  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 90 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 2 portions depending on size 1x
  • Category: Soups, Stews, and Chili
  • Method: Easy


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  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 2 cups of butternut
  • 4 pickled onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 slices of preserved lemon
  • 1 teaspoon curry paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric


  1. Into a heavy bottom pot, place one carcass, a pinch of salt, mixed herbs, and 1.5-liter cold water.
  2. Bring to the boil slowly. Then allow to simmer for an hour.
  3. Drain add set aside the chicken bits.
  4. Add to the liquid the rest of the ingredients
  5. Allow all to soften.
  6. Remove bits of chicken from the bones, discard bones.
  7. Chopped up the chicken and store it in the fridge, but you can also add some to the soup if you wish.
  8. When the veggies have cooked through. Turn off the heat and allow all to cool on the stove.
  9. When lukewarm, liquidize until smooth.
  10. When serving, add a spoonful of chicken to the bowl and pour the soup over.
  11. You can also add a drizzle of either yogurt or coconut milk to each bowl.


Prepared, tried, and tested by Dee of The Recipe Hunter: Tried and Tested Recipes from Home Chefs


  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 323
  • Sugar: 25.9 g
  • Sodium: 1999.6 mg
  • Fat: 0.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 72.5 g
  • Fiber: 18.4 g
  • Protein: 5.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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4 thoughts on “Leftover Easy Delicious Chicken Carcass Soup”

  1. Chicken soup has so many beneficial advantages that it should be on the menu every week. Thank you for sharing this recipe, I never knew that turmeric can go into chicken soup so I definitely learned something new!

    • Hi Pamela. WOW, thanks for your kind words and I hope that you will give this one a whirl and let me know what you think and how it turned out for you. Enjoy it Pamela.


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