12/20/09

Creamy Chicken Potato Soup

Oh my my my. This is a good one. Really, seriously, you-won't-believe-it good. I almost always grab a stock pot and make a double recipe.


Creamy potato soup

Creamy Chicken Potato Soup

2 T butter
1 medium onion, chopped
2 stalks of celery, chopped
2 T chicken bouillon granules
1 (14.5 oz.) can chicken broth
3 C. frozen hash browns (thawed; I prefer the cubes to the shredded potatoes)
1 C grated carrot
1 t Kosher salt
1/4 t pepper
2 T flour
1/4 C cooking liquid
1 (8oz) carton sour cream
2 T chopped parsley
1 C cooked chicken (chopped; I always use more than one cup!)

In a dutch oven (or stock pot if you are doubling), saute, stirring constantly, butter, chopped onion, and chopped celery.

In another pan combine 4 C boiling water with chicken bouillon granules. Add this liquid to dutch oven, along with can of chicken broth and hash browns (thawed, or nearly thawed). Simmer for 15 minutes.

Next add grated carrot, Kosher salt, and pepper. Simmer another 15 minutes.

Combine in a small bowl the flour and cooking liquid, stirring until smooth and slightly pasty. You may need to add a little more liquid. (You want it thick, not runny). I usually use the water from boiling my chicken as my cooking liquid.

Stir the flour mixture into the soup pot, and stir constantly until soup is thickened and bubbly.

Reduce heat and add sour cream, chopped parsley, and cooked chicken. Cook until thoroughly heated.

Sidebar: Easiest way to chop parsley (or any fresh herb)? Wash, cut stems off, place in small cup, and snip, snip, snip with your kitchen scissors.


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It adds a nice fresh flavor to this soup.

Yields about 8 cups. Serve with fresh, hot buttered rolls.


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This soup can be your meal. I add chicken generously enough for the number of people I plan to feed, and everyone gets full!

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11 comments:

Nap Warden said...

I could so go for that right now...it looks really yummyk and I'm still sick:(

mo.stoneskin said...

I'm a huge soup fan. I'm coming round for dinner. Right?

Amy said...

Nap - I'm sick too. This tasted really good yesterday.

Mo - Of course dude. Anytime you cross the pond!

ifmomsaysok said...

This really does sounds incredible. I love a good, hearty soup when the weather turns cold.

Rachel said...

That looks and sounds absolutely DELICIOUS. What is it with you and Cyn and me? We're all crummy right now :-(

I love fresh herbs and this soup.. nom nom nom.

Amy said...

ifmom - I am the same. I wish I had more soups in my Favorite Recipes, because I do love them when it's cold.

Rachel - Let's hope we're all over it by Christmas!

heartnsoulcooking said...

What a DELICIOUS!!! combination of flavor, sound so YUMMY!!! and WARM!!! for a cold winters day.
Geri

The Hardwick's said...

I found your blog through Rachel's! I can't wait to try your soup recipe! Super cute blog!

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

OMG yum yum yum. Must make this! I love a good potato soup and this looks divine!

Flossip said...

Looks great. Thats my mom's fine china too.

Angie's Spot said...

I've been saving this recipe on my reader ever since you posted it and now I've finally printed it out. Can't wait to give it a shot. It looks so yummy even on the screen!

Happy New Year!

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