Best Chicken Soups

The best chicken soup starts with chicken stock that usually takes hours to make. Our revolutionary stock making technique reduces this time to under an hour and delivers the maximum amount of flavor. In this lesson, you will learn our quick technique for making rich chicken stock that can be used to make a variety of soups. You’ll also learn how to make chicken soup.

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Core Equipment

The right tool can make or break a recipe. At America's Test Kitchen, we test kitchen equipment in search of brands that offer the best value and performance. Since we accept no advertising, our ratings are unbiased. Check out our recommended products for the equipment you'll need in this course.
  • Pyrex 2-Cup Measuring Cup

    The unbeatable traditional version of the Pyrex Liquid Measuring Cup is back on the market. read more
  • Kuhn Rikon Original Swiss Peeler

    Don’t be fooled by its featherweight design and cheap price tag. This Y-shaped peeler easily tackled every task, thanks to a razor-s... read more
  • ThermoWorks Super-Fast Pocket Thermometer

    An extra-thin probe that allowed for easy temperature checks, even inserted horizontally into chicken breasts, and relatively fast r... read more
  • OXO Good Grips 12-Inch Locking Tongs

    Missed a perfect score only because one picky tester thought the pincers bruised cooked asparagus—a minor complaint. Class valedic... read more
  • Rösle Hook Ladle with Pouring Rim

    Everything we did with this ladle felt easy and controlled, from scooping chunky stew out of a small saucepan to reaching into a tal... read more
  • Global 6-Inch Meat Cleaver

    The best of the lot featured a razor-sharp blade and perfectly balanced design that easily finished hacking jobs none of the other... read more
  • All-Clad Stainless 8-Quart Stockpot

    While this pan runs a little hot, it produced "golden and gorgeous" fond. Starred in the french-fry test, with rapid recovery of c... read more
  • SCI Bamboo Wood Cooking Spoon

    This light, smooth bamboo spoon was broad enough to churn bulky stews, yet small enough to rotate a single chunk of beef without dis... read more

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