Creamed Chicken Soup- Chunky Style
Creamy Chicken Soup- Chunky Style
Homemade Creamy Chicken Soup- Chunky Style is the perfect winter warmer combining diced white chicken breasts, carrots, celery and sweet onions in a delicious homemade creamy soup base that has been seasoned with the perfect amount of herbs and spices to warm your belly and put a smile on your lips
Author: Heidy L. McCallum
Ingredients
Ingredients for Soup Base
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 of a medium sweet onion diced
  • 1/2 cup of stalks celery chopped
  • 2 medium carrots diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/3 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 45 ounces of chicken broth low sodium
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3 tablespoons of fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup of heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup of sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Ingredients for the 2nd phase of Creamy Chicken Soup
  • 2- 6 ounce grilled chicken breasts diced
  • 2 carrots thinly sliced
  • 2 stalks of celery thinly sliced
  • 1/2 sweet onion chopped
  • fresh parsley for garnish
Instructions
  1. Melt the unsalted butter in a large stock pot over medium heat. Add the sweet onion, diced celery, diced carrots and minced garlic cloves– Cook covered stirring occasionally until all vegetables are soft (about 12 -14 minutes) Add the all-purpose flour and cook stirring, for about 2-3 minutes more careful not to burn the flour.
  2. Pour in the chicken broth and bring to a boil while stirring constantly. Tie the parsley sprigs, thyme, and bay leaf together with a piece of kitchen grade twine or string making a herb bouquet — add herb bouquet to the soup. Lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes or so. Turn burner off temperately.
  3. Whisk the heavy cream, sour cream, and salt into the soup and season with fresh ground pepper to your own taste. Remove and discard the bouquet of herbs.
  4. Using a soup emulsifier, emulsify the soup until completely smooth and creamy- no chunks should remain.
  5. Add diced chicken, thinly sliced carrots, sliced celery, chopped sweet onion and place on low to medium heat and simmer for about 20 minutes till vegetables are tender yet still have some firmness left to them.
  6. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley for a garnish -Serve with crusty bread of your choice