Recipe: Feel-Better Soup Featuring Kinwood Chicken

January 22, 2021

Whether you’re not feeling well or just in need of a lift of your spirits, you can literally feel your warmth and energy return with this incredibly healthy chicken soup. It’s easy to make, and a pot will last a family for at least a couple days.

First, let’s talk about the difference between Kinwood poultry and store-bought. Our birds spend their summers out free in the pasture, moved to a fresh area daily. The chicken "clean-up crew" has a diverse diet of seeds, greens and insects from the grass and cow patties, giving a visible boost of lush green grass after they finish their work. In addition to this pasture diet, both our broilers and layers are given 100% Certified Organic chicken feed from a mill only three miles away. (Eggs can be purchased here.)

At harvest time our broilers are processed right here on the farm with our mobile processing equipment. And it’s important to note that there are no antibiotics or drugs used in our GMO-Free chickens.

You can purchase chickens by clicking here. We have bi-weekly drop-off locations in Elburn, Wheaton, Elmhurst, Genesco, Rock Falls/Sterling, DeKalb, and Rockford.

Now… the good stuff. Here’s what you’ll need for the soup:

1 Whole Kinwood Chicken Sea Salt
Organic Carrots
Organic Celery
Organic Green Beans
Olive Oil

Optional: Potatoes, noodles, onion.

Put chicken in a large stock pot and fill with water, covering the chicken. Simmer 1 hour. Remove chicken from pot and put in veggies, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 2-3 tablespoons of salt and season to taste. Simmer with pulled chicken.

Cool it a bit, and then serve it up! This is a hit with kids and adults alike, who usually go back for a second bowl.


This is just one delicious way you can enjoy our chicken. It’s also delicious baked, fried and can be used in a wide variety of dishes. Stay tuned for more Kinwood recipes!! We’re always happy to share.

Danielle Olson Jones

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