Sam’s Club Leftover Chicken Soup With Matzoh Balls

Sam's Club Roasted Chicken
Sam’s Club Rotisserie Chicken

Sam’s Club makes some really tasty roasted chicken. And with a little extra work, it’s the “meal that keeps on giving.”

You can get a couple of nice dinners out of it, then a couple of good sandwiches, then just when you’re ready to toss it, you read this and discover it makes awesome soup!

I might even like this better than chicken soup from raw chicken:

Cooking note: This isn’t a “fussy” or time consuming dish. There is no precision cutting involved. If you can peel the garlic and hack up all the veggies into reasonable size chunks, everything will be awesome!


1 Sam’s Club Roasted Chicken, eaten, hacked in half, down the backbone
1 Large Yellow Onion, peeled and cut into chunks
1/2 Head of garlic, smashed and peeled, hard ends and any green insides removed
3 Stalks Celery, chopped
3 Carrots, chopped
Kosher Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper
  • Add all the veggies to the pressure cooker, then add the chicken
  • Add about one teaspoon of pepper and 2 teaspoons of kosher salt to the pot
  • Add just enough water to about an inch below the top of the chicken
  • Close pressure cooker and heat on high until the “high pressure” indicator shows
  • Reduce heat to medium low, or whatever heat is needed to maintain high pressure.
  • Cook at high pressure for 15 minutes, turn off burner, let cool until there is no pressure left, then remove the lid.
  • Pour everything though a large strainer into a bowl
  • Pick though the strained ingredients, discard any bones and put everything else into the bowl
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.

The next day . . .

  • Remove the fat from the top of the bowl (hands work the best for this)
  • Gently heat until hot (at least 160ºF), but don’t boil.
  • Add salt or pepper if needed
  • Serve with Matzoh balls or Noodles, as desired.