Feb 21, 2011

Creamy Chicken Vegetable Soup

What up, everyone?
Happy Monday!
Let's kick this week off with a delicious soup recipe, shall we?

This soup is SO good!
 Cold weather = comfort food at my house.
My tummy loves it!  My hips?  Not so much . . .
Everything in moderation, right?  :)

Here are the ingredients:

2-3 large chicken breasts
4 medium potatoes, diced
1 1/4 cups chopped carrots, chopped
2-3 celery stalks, chopped
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
4-5 Tbsp butter
4-5 Tbsp flour
2 cans corn, drained
32 oz chicken stock
3 cups heavy whipping cream
1 tsp salt

Start by putting the water for the potatoes on to boil.  While that is getting ready to boil, dice up the potatoes.  Add them to the water.

While the potatoes are boiling, it's time to cook the chicken.  I grilled mine on the stove in a frying pan in a little bit of olive oil.  Make sure you season it with salt/pepper.

While the chicken is cooking and the potatoes are boiling, start chopping up the rest of your veggies.  Check the potatoes so they don't get overcooked and drain the water.  Set the potatoes aside.

Once the veggies are chopped, add them to a frying pan in some olive oil along with the garlic.  Next, you guessed it!  Season it with salt and pepper!  Cook until tender.

While the veggies are cooking, shred the chicken (once it's cooked).  I shred mine with two forks.

 Now it's time to start your roux.  Melt 4 to 5 tablespoons of butter in your soup pot.  Then add 4 to 5 tablespoons of flour and whisk together.

Cook the roux for a few minutes to cook the raw flour flavor out.  Then you will add the chicken stock.  Add it slowly, stirring with a whisk while you pour it in.  Bring to a boil and then add your cream.

Once it's heated through, add the rest of the ingredients to the pot.  Add your salt a little at a time to make sure it's not too salty.  

Now your soup is ready to serve!

I served mine with focaccia bread and a yummy salad:

My salad was a wedge of iceberg lettuce, crumbled bacon, diced tomatoes, feta cheese and blue cheese dressing.  Crisp and delicious!

I can't wait to make this soup again!
It was definitely comfort food at it's best.

What's your favorite comfort food?

4 Nuggets of Love:

It's a Crafty Life said...

Yum, that looks really good! My favorite comfort food is probably tuna noodle casserole. But my husband has recently started making this really good chicken pot pie that comes in a close second. :-)

Sammy said...

Oh my gosh! I can't wait to make this it looks SO delicious and that salad mmm sounds so yummy. I love comfort foods and soups when it's cold!

Jennifer said...

Totally agree on everything in moderation! at least your meal is gorgeous and colorful! <3

I may or may not have eaten fried tofu and fried veggie rice for dinner....

moooooderation! hehe

Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

Humble Homemaker said...

This looks delicious and easy. So creamy and hearty for cold nights. In fact the thought of a nice hot bowl of this is very appealling to me right now as I am freezing cold! lol. Thanks for hooking up at my Weekend Link Party! Have a great day.
Humble Homemaking

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