Desserts and Recipes,  On Healthy Eating

2 Chicken Soup Toppings That Will Change Your Life


Have you been eating lots of chicken soup on these rainy January days? I have! I am a big soup person. I just love homemade soup. The recipe I use is the basic Chicken Noodle Soup recipe from the big red and white checkered Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook. I have the recipe memorized.

For awhile my kids would say, “We are having chicken noodle soup again?” because I make a really big pot with a double recipe so it will last for a few meals. But now, with these toppings, my kids don’t complain about eating more soup.

Our Latvian friends over at Gleanings for the Hungry introduced us to the most AMAZING combination of ingredients that you can put on top of almost any soup.

It’s so simple, but so delicious. My kids don’t get excited about having soup until I mention that I have . . .




and  S O U R  C R E A M !


Suddenly, everyone wants to eat chicken soup!


I just realized that my pic shows the lemon in the soup, but you will want to squeeze the lemon juice in your soup. Just in case you needed me to clarify that.

One more topping we learned from our friend is chopped black olives. You like black olives? Put some on top of your lemon and sour cream.

What is your favorite soup to eat on these beautiful rainy days? Do you already put lemon and sour cream on your soup or do you put another topping that I need to know about? Please share!

P.S. I haven’t announced this yet on the blog, but we are moving to Gleanings for the Hungry in a few weeks! You can find out more about our decision to become full-time missionaries with this amazing organization here.

I hope you enjoy some nice hot soup with your loved ones soon. And let me know what you think of the lemon and sour cream.

Chelsea Rotunno is the author of Goodnight to My Thoughts of You, a novel about life as a Christian teen searching for true love.


  • Sofia

    My favorite Soup is my homemade soupy chili ?.i top it with cheddar cheese & cornbread

    My Italian grandad topped his chicken soup with fresh Parmesan cheese & parsley

  • Vanoosh

    Hi Chelsea. I am unashamedly a soup fan. I love soup. All kinds of soups. But when it comes to chicken soup there is nothing like adding chopped fresh parsley, cilantro and dill while it’s still cooking. Also you can substitute the noodles for barley pearls. They thicken up the soup l, which makes it heartier and they have a marshamelloey texture once they are fully cooked. Then to top it off, a generous squeeze of fresh lemon juice, not concentrate. Oh, one more thing. Have you ever tried making chicken soup with Cornish hen! Mmmmm…..

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