Cream of Chicken Soup Recipe

Posted on Jan 9, 2014

When it comes to soup recipes, it doesn’t really matter if you want to follow a more natural diet or if you just love cooking soups and want to give your body a nourishing and healthy meal, as most soups are low on fat and extremely healthy. If you would like to eat a soup with plenty of flavors and which is also very consistent, you should definitely choose a cream of chicken soup recipe. Such a soup is particularly beneficial in the winter time due to the fact that it has anti-inflammatory and calming properties.

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Before we start with the ingredients and the cooking process we would like to give you a few tips in order to make the soup a lot tastier. First of all, if you take the meat off the bones, we suggest that you also boil the bones as they will give your soup an intense flavor. Secondly, we strongly recommend using only natural ingredients in order to make sure that the soup is not only tasty but also full of vitamins. Make sure that you only cook the vegetables until they are soft, overcooking them will make them mushy and they will also lose a lot of their vitamins in the cooking process. And if you are among those who want to lose weight and gain health then you should cook a great cream of chicken soup recipe, which will help you stay in good shape. In order to make the best soup you should pick some fresh herbs and vegetables and some mushrooms as they are a great ingredient for a chicken soup. Given the fact that this soup will be very consistent, we suggest that you skip on the bread. The mushrooms will be a good replacement for the bread.

Ingredients
– 5-6 chicken thighs or drumsticks with the bones in
– potatoes, roughly cut into small pieces
– 3-4 cloves of garlic, finely minced
– one onion and a half, finely chopped
– 2-3 cups mushrooms
– fresh cream
– leaves of sage
– basil
– salt and pepper
– 1 tablespoon butter
– a sprinkling of mixed herbs, such as marjoram, thyme and so on.

Cooking instructions
Preparing this soup should not take you more than an hour if you plan it right. First you should cut the vegetables into pieces and then add all the soup ingredients in one big pot. The next step should be to cover them with water and bring to a boil. Turn the heat to medium and allow them to simmer for about half an hour. When the time comes, take out the chicken on a separate plate and leave it to cool, while you put the remaining soup ingredients through a blender. After doing so, the next thing to do is to put the soup vegetables back into the pot on medium heat and to remove the meat from the chicken bones. The shredded chicken should go back into the pot as well. In the meanwhile, mix the minced garlic the butter in a frying pan and then add the sliced mushrooms. Finally, you should take the soup off the heat, add the mushrooms and the cream and give a quick stir so that all the ingredients are nicely blended. You could save some of the cooked mushrooms in order to use them as garnish. You can also use some fresh dill in order to garnish this delicious soup. As you can see, this cream of chicken soup recipe is not very complicated and it will help you create a wonderful dish that your whole family will love.