Diner Style Chicken Soup (Made With Leftover Turkey)

Chicken soup is good when you have a cold for several reasons. First, it helps keep you hydrated. You need at least eight glasses of fluid a day when you’re sick. Second, the steam from chicken soup helps relieve a congested nose and throat. And finally, some researchers believe that substances in chicken soup reduce the inflammation associated with a cold.

There’s nothing better on a cold winter’s day or when you are sick than a big bowl of homemade chicken soup. My Mom was the “Soup Master” and whenever someone in the family got sick or it was just a cold rainy day, she would whip up a big pot of delicious chicken soup. It rarely had noodles, but was full of tender chicken, healthy vegetables and nourishing broth that felt so good going down. She used the basics – lean protein, vegetables, and broth, so it is was both gluten and dairy free and oh so good for you!

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Diner Style Chicken Soup (Made With Turkey)

You're going to want to add this quick and delicious soup recipe to your list of 'What to-do with the Thanksgiving Turkey Leftovers'. 

Course Soup
Keyword chicken, diner style, gluten-free, soup, turkey
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Author TFK


  • 1 Turkey wing (or any turkey meat you would like to add)
  • 2 medium Stalk celery chopped
  • 2 medium Carrot diced
  • 1 tsp Garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup Onion minced
  • 2 Fresh sage leaves (or a sprig or 2 of your favorite herbs)
  • 2 tbsp Adobo seasoning
  • 1 tbsp Turmeric
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Add all the ingredients to medium sized pot. 

  2. Bring to boil for 10 minutes.

  3. Take out wing and sage leaves. 

  4. Pull meat off wing and chop tiny pieces, and add back to soup. Discard the rest.

  5. Simmer for 10-15 minutes. 

  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe Notes

This soup freezes well. You're going to want this soup on hand, so double the recipe!

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