Cream of Chicken Soup

This is so rich and good—comfort food at its best. This really is an entrée dish when accompanied with a green salad.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • ½ cup finely chopped celery
  • ½ cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • ¼ cup finely chopped, peeled carrot
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • ½ tsp. thyme
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • ¾ cup half-and-half
  • 1½ cups diced cooked chicken
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Directions

  • Melt the butter in a medium-sized saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the celery, onion, and carrots; cook until soft, about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the mushrooms and salt, and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes. Whisk the flour into the pan juices and cook until bubbly, about 4 minutes.
  • Add the stock, thyme, and pepper, and stir. Cook until slightly thickened and smooth, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and add the half-and-half and chicken; bring to a low simmer. Cook for about 5 minutes to allow the flavors to blend. Serve hot garnished with parsley.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • ½ cup finely chopped celery
  • ½ cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • ¼ cup finely chopped, peeled carrot
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • ½ tsp. thyme
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • ¾ cup half-and-half
  • 1½ cups diced cooked chicken
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Directions

  • Melt the butter in a medium-sized saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the celery, onion, and carrots; cook until soft, about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the mushrooms and salt, and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes. Whisk the flour into the pan juices and cook until bubbly, about 4 minutes.
  • Add the stock, thyme, and pepper, and stir. Cook until slightly thickened and smooth, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and add the half-and-half and chicken; bring to a low simmer. Cook for about 5 minutes to allow the flavors to blend. Serve hot garnished with parsley.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories260
Total Fat13g
Saturated Fat7g
Cholesterol80mg
Sodium980mg
Total Carbohydrate10g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars3g
Protein25g