Hearty Cream of Chicken Soup

The cream of chicken and wild rice soup that I posted a few months ago is one of my most requested recipes. But, I think this chicken soup recipe will become just as popular. Chicken soup seems easy, but developing the proper depth of flavor can be tricky. This recipe has a few techniques that make it rich in flavor without making you devote the whole day to the stove. My daughters loved it and so did I. This is a keeper!

Creamy chicken soup you will not wait for a cold day to make. It's that good!

Creamy chicken soup you will not wait for a cold day to make. It’s that good!

Hearty Cream of Chicken Soup

Ingredients:

2 bone-in skin-on chicken breasts

salt and pepper

1 Tbsp water

1 lb. leeks, white and light green parts, halved lengthwise and chopped

2 Tbsp. butter

1/2 cup flour

1/3 cup dry sherry

8 cups reduced sodium chicken broth

12 oz. (about 3 medium) Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4 inch pieces

3 carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces

3 sprigs fresh thyme

1 bay leaf

1/2 cup heavy cream

3 Tbsp. minced fresh chives

Directions: 

  1. Peel skin off chicken breasts and reserve. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Place water and chicken skin in Dutch oven and cook over medium low heat with lid partly on and cook until fat has rendered from the skin, about 7 minutes.

  2. Uncover pot, increase heat to medium and cook until the skin has browned, about 3 minutes, flipping skin halfway through cooking. Add leeks, and butter and cook about 3 minutes until leeks are soft. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute. Stir in sherry and cook about 1 minute.

  3. Slowly whisk in broth. Add potatoes, carrots, thyme sprigs, bay leaf, and chicken and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer uncovered for 25 minutes until chicken is cooked through.

  4. Transfer chicken to a plate and let cool. Continue to let the soup simmer. Skim grease and foam from surface of the soup. Discard chicken bones and shred chicken into 1 inch pieces. Discard chicken skin, thyme sprigs, and bay leaf. Off heat, stir in cream and chicken. Season with 1 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. black pepper. When serving, garnish with fresh chives. Serves 6.

*From Cooks Illustrated The Best of 2015 magazine. I highly recommend buying this magazine at the grocery store. The recipes are well tested and well thought out.

Katie’s Tips:

*Always chop before cooking. This will make your soup cooking very enjoyable and free of stress.

*Wash leeks well. They are often sandy. Leeks are in the same family as onions but are sweeter and more delicate. They are great for soups.

Leeks are wonderful in soups. You will love the subtle flavor they add.

Leeks are wonderful in soups. You will love the subtle flavor they add.

*I like using reduced sodium chicken broth because I prefer adding the amount of salt I choose into the soup. Cooks Illustrated recommends Swanson brand.

Use Swanson reduced sodium chicken broth-or honestly which ever brand is on sale!

Use Swanson reduced sodium chicken broth-or honestly which ever brand is on sale!

 

Bueller? Bueller? Anyone?

  1. Pingback: ralph lauren polo store

  2. Pingback: mulberry bags outlet

  3. Pingback: toms outlet online

  4. Pingback: oakley for cheap

  5. Pingback: parajumpers on sale

  6. Pingback: mulberry handbags sale

  7. Pingback: merrell shoes online

  8. Pingback: coach outlet store

  9. Pingback: Louis Vuitton Bags Outlet

  10. Pingback: timberland shop online

  11. Pingback: goose jacket sale

  12. Pingback: cheap patagonia jackets

  13. Pingback: ugg outlet online

  14. Pingback: cheap michael kors outlet

  15. Pingback: cheap new balance shoes

  16. Pingback: henri lloyd vista jacket

  17. Pingback: furla bags outlet

  18. Pingback: Rene Caovilla sale

  19. Pingback: mk outlet store

  20. Pingback: jack wolfskin outlet

  21. Pingback: coach handbags outlet

  22. Pingback: cheap north face

  23. Pingback: Coach Handbags Outlets Online

  24. Pingback: true religion on sale

  25. Pingback: Callaway Golf sale

  26. Pingback: Victoria's Secret on sale

  27. Pingback: toms shoes outlet

  28. Pingback: ecco online store

  29. Pingback: LK Bennett store online

  30. Pingback: north face for cheap

  31. Pingback: mulberry handbags for cheap

  32. Pingback: balmain jeans outlet

  33. Pingback: just cavalli outlet

  34. Pingback: ugg for cheap

  35. Pingback: canada goose sale outlet

  36. Pingback: ralph lauren on sale

  37. Pingback: cheap ecco online

  38. Pingback: skechers clearance sale

  39. Pingback: cheap louis vuitton

  40. Pingback: karen millen outlet uk

  41. Pingback: barbour jackets outlet

  42. Pingback: cheap arcteryx online

  43. Pingback: michael kors coupon 2016

  44. Pingback: barbour outlet sale

  45. Pingback: balmain outlet online

  46. Pingback: Pierre Hardy outlet

  47. Pingback: louis vuitton outlet online

  48. Pingback: marmot sale

  49. Pingback: cinture hermes uomo

  50. Pingback: Factory Coach Bags Outlet

  51. Pingback: shoes sergio rossi

  52. Pingback: factory valentino outlet

  53. Pingback: occhiali da sole prada donna

  54. Pingback: Alexander Mcqueen Outlet

  55. Pingback: moncler jacket sale mens

  56. Pingback: Factory Michael Kors Outlet

  57. Pingback: moncler jackets store

  58. Pingback: patagonia outlet online

  59. Pingback: ecco shoes online shopping

  60. Pingback: cintura burberry uomo

  61. Pingback: chanel outlet store in paris

  62. Pingback: new balance outlet online

  63. Pingback: coach bags outlet

  64. Pingback: nfl outlet online

  65. Pingback: cheap lv outlet

  66. Pingback: Roberto Cavalli online

  67. Pingback: discount callaway irons

  68. Pingback: michael kors outlet online

  69. Pingback: cheap jimmy choo

  70. Pingback: discount ecco coupon

  71. Pingback: mammut outlet

  72. Pingback: barbour clothing online

  73. Pingback: hunter on sale

  74. Pingback: vibram fivefingers outlet

  75. Pingback: 高級時計 レプリカ

  76. Pingback: cheap adidas shoes

  77. Pingback: factory moncler outlet

  78. Pingback: hunter outlet online

  79. Pingback: arcteryx outlet online

  80. Pingback: the north face online outlet

  81. Pingback: keen outlet online

  82. Pingback: where to buy fitflop shoes

  83. Pingback: cheap mont blanc

  84. Pingback: alexander mcqueen outlet store

  85. Pingback: arcteryx jackets online

  86. Pingback: hermes bags on sale

  87. Pingback: louis vuitton bags sale

  88. Pingback: discount coach outlet

  89. Pingback: ランゲ&ゾーネ時計コピー

  90. Pingback: lv outlet locations

  91. Pingback: LK Bennett outlet online

  92. Pingback: ecco outlet store

  93. Pingback: merrell outlet store

  94. Pingback: patagonia store online

  95. Pingback: 日本 時計 最高級

  96. Pingback: cheap true religion

  97. Pingback: ウブロ時計レプリカ

  98. Pingback: 腕時計 偽物

  99. Pingback: buy cole haan shoes

  100. Pingback: cinture hermes outlet

  101. Pingback: mammut store

  102. Pingback: Alexander Wang Outlet Online

  103. Pingback: north face jackets sale

  104. Pingback: black friday mont blanc

  105. Pingback: cheap north face jackets wholesale

  106. Pingback: coach outlet store

  107. Pingback: cheap belstaff sale

  108. Pingback: vibram fivefingers store online

  109. Pingback: parajumpers store online

  110. Pingback: factory patagonia outlet

  111. Pingback: factory ecco outlet online

  112. Pingback: mcm bag cheap

  113. Pingback: 時計 ブランド スイス

  114. Pingback: bennett shoes sale

  115. Pingback: i 時計コピー激安 こ

  116. Pingback: vibram fivefingers for cheap

  117. Pingback: ブランド コピー 商品 販売

  118. Pingback: prada bags store

  119. Pingback: バセロンコンスタンチンスーパーコピー

  120. Pingback: lv handbags outlet

  121. Pingback: cheap north face online

  122. Pingback: marmot store nyc

  123. Pingback: cheap ecco outlet

  124. Pingback: ブランドコピー時計代引き

  125. Pingback: スーパー コピー サイト

  126. Pingback: prada bags sale

  127. Pingback: roger vivier hk

  128. Pingback: ブランド時計販売

  129. Pingback: chanel bags sale

  130. Pingback: oakley for sale

  131. Pingback: スーパー コピー サイト

  132. Pingback: buy parajumpers

  133. Pingback: ロレックス偽物時計

  134. Pingback: cheap parajumpers online

  135. Pingback: 代引き スーパー コピー

  136. Pingback: LK Bennett online

  137. Pingback: montblanc pen refills

  138. Pingback: バセロンコンスタンチンコピー時計N品

  139. Pingback: Original louis vuitton outlet

  140. Pingback: official canada goose outlet

  141. Pingback: coach uk outlet

  142. Pingback: arcteryx clearance

  143. Pingback: (PANERAI)パネライコピー時計

  144. Pingback: rene caovilla pumps

  145. Pingback: lancel outlet online

  146. Pingback: ブランド時計ランキング

  147. Pingback: cole haan shoes online

  148. Pingback: louis vuitton outlet online

  149. Pingback: cheap Rene Caovilla

  150. Pingback: Factory Christian Louboutin

  151. Pingback: カシオ電波ソーラー腕時計

  152. Pingback: parajumpers jackets outlet

  153. Pingback: オメガ時計 レプリカ

  154. Pingback: stuart weitzman black pumps sale

  155. Pingback: スーパーコピー 購入

  156. Pingback: mulberry bags outlet

  157. Pingback: buy ecco online

  158. Pingback: true religion jeans store

  159. Pingback: adidas outlet uk

  160. Pingback: cyber monday balmain

  161. Pingback: occhiali ray ban vista

  162. Pingback: 時計 スーパーコピー 代引き

  163. Pingback: 福岡 高級時計店

  164. Pingback: Callaway Golf store

  165. Pingback: moncler jackets outlet

  166. Pingback: cheap asics outlet

  167. Pingback: cheap balmain jeans

  168. Pingback: keen outlet store

  169. Pingback: mk bags outlet

  170. Pingback: ブルカリブランドコピー

  171. Pingback: rebecca minkoff sample sale

  172. Pingback: ベル&ロス スーパーコピー

  173. Pingback: cheap emu boots

  174. Pingback: nearest chanel store

  175. Pingback: (PANERAI)パネライコピー時計

  176. Pingback: canada goose on sale

  177. Pingback: コピー時計 激安

  178. Pingback: michael kors outlet store

  179. Pingback: ドゥ·ヴィットスーパーコピー

  180. Pingback: cheap cole haan

  181. Pingback: ロレックス スーパーコピー 見分け方

  182. Pingback: balmain jeans outlet

  183. Pingback: arcteryx hong kong outlet

  184. Pingback: 世界一の時計メーカー

  185. Pingback: Cheap Ecco shoes

  186. Pingback: ブルガリ コピー 時計

  187. Pingback: ecco online store

  188. Pingback: cole haan on sale

  189. Pingback: Balmain For Sale

  190. Pingback: michael kors outlet store

  191. Pingback: prada on sale

  192. Pingback: parajumpers jackets outlet

  193. Pingback: シャネル スーパーコピー

  194. Pingback: fitflop outlet online

  195. Pingback: mont blanc outlet online

  196. Pingback: Roberto Cavalli outlet online

  197. Pingback: patagonia discount code

  198. Pingback: (Ferrari)フェラーリコピー時計

  199. Pingback: 激安スーパーコピーブランド

  200. Pingback: moschino bags sale

  201. Pingback: フェイク 苔 玉 作り方

  202. Pingback: hermes carre de soie prix

  203. Pingback: belstaff jackets online

  204. Pingback: stuart weitzman shoes

  205. Pingback: nfl store online

  206. Pingback: ランキング 時計

  207. Pingback: cheap barbour

  208. Pingback: valentino online store

  209. Pingback: ブランドコピー時計 bbs

  210. Pingback: factory coach outlet store

  211. Pingback: tropicana hermes recrutement

  212. Pingback: official armani outlet

  213. Pingback: ロレックス スーパーコピー n級品

  214. Pingback: cyber monday patagonia

  215. Pingback: cheap mammut jackets

  216. Pingback: Mulberry Bags Outlet

  217. Pingback: 時計コピーn級

  218. Pingback: barbour for sale

  219. Pingback: coach factory online

  220. Pingback: balmain outlet online

  221. Pingback: ゼニス コピー 時計

  222. Pingback: ウブロスーパーコピー時計

  223. Pingback: hermes bags sale

  224. Pingback: 時計コピー商品

  225. Pingback: jimmy choo sale outlet

  226. Pingback: ralph lauren factory outlet

  227. Pingback: uk roger vivier

  228. Pingback: Barbour International Sale

  229. Pingback: pierre hardy canada

  230. Pingback: cheap balmain jeans

  231. Pingback: mont blanc pens sale

  232. Pingback: herve leger for sale

  233. Pingback: hermes bags online

  234. Pingback: emu outlet online

  235. Pingback: rene caovilla swarovski

  236. Pingback: vivienne westwood sale

  237. Pingback: Sergio Rossi for sale

  238. Pingback: Roger Vivier outlet online

  239. Pingback: stuart weitzman online

  240. Pingback: reebok outlet online

  241. Pingback: ugg boots outlet

  242. Pingback: louis vuitton outlet store locations

  243. Pingback: merrell mens shoes

  244. Pingback: roger vivier sale

  245. Pingback: outlet burberry borse

  246. Pingback: stuart weitzman outlet online

  247. Pingback: buy michael kors online

  248. Pingback: ugg outlet store

  249. Pingback: keen womens sandals on sale

  250. Pingback: cheap balmain sale

  251. Pingback: coach - outlet online

  252. Pingback: cheap true religion

  253. Pingback: cheap callaway golf clubs

  254. Pingback: ugg outlet los angeles

  255. Pingback: jimmy choo outlet store

  256. Pingback: louis vuitton outlet online

  257. Pingback: louis vuitton online

  258. Pingback: ugg boots uggs outlet store

  259. Pingback: roger vivier sample sale

  260. Pingback: belstaff store online

  261. Pingback: mammut sale

  262. Pingback: north face borealis backpack sale

  263. Pingback: outlet patagonia

  264. Pingback: patagonia jackets outlet

  265. Pingback: louis vuitton outlet online

  266. Pingback: Arcteryx Outlet Online

  267. Pingback: Factory Michael Kors Online

  268. Pingback: adidas outlet near me

  269. Pingback: the north face jackets

  270. Pingback: ugg on sale

  271. Pingback: gucci factory outlets

  272. Pingback: ralph lauren outlet store

  273. Pingback: louis vuitton outlet uk

  274. Pingback: hermes outlet store

  275. Pingback: stuart weitzman online

  276. Pingback: Factory Coach Outlet Online

  277. Pingback: oakley store online

  278. Pingback: pierre hardy com

  279. Pingback: Factory Coach Outlet

  280. Pingback: moncler outlet store

  281. Pingback: shop louis vuitton online

  282. Pingback: balmain outlet uk

  283. Pingback: cheap ecco shoes

  284. Pingback: dkny shoes outlet

  285. Pingback: lv bags outlet store

  286. Pingback: cheap patagonia

  287. Pingback: belstaff outlet online

  288. Pingback: voyage hermes prix

  289. Pingback: coco chanel online store

  290. Pingback: cheap nfl jerseys

  291. Pingback: discount barbour

  292. Pingback: coach bags on sale

  293. Pingback: ugg coupon codes online

  294. Pingback: mont blanc bags

  295. Pingback: birkin hermes

  296. Pingback: valentino scarpe outlet

  297. Pingback: golden goose scarpe

  298. Pingback: maison hermes recrutement

  299. Pingback: prix parfum hermes

  300. Pingback: golden goose chaussure femme

  301. Pingback: hermes chapeau

  302. Pingback: ceinture hermes pas cher

  303. Pingback: eurler hermes

  304. Pingback: golden goose paris

  305. Pingback: golden goose 2017

  306. Pingback: instant de luxe hermes

  307. Pingback: basket golden goose soldes

  308. Pingback: Air max pas cher

  309. Pingback: cheap oakley outlet

  310. Pingback: Air max pas cher

  311. Pingback: golden goose deluxe brand

  312. Pingback: longchamp uk outlet

  313. Pingback: cheap prada bags

  314. Pingback: Belstaff For Sale

  315. Pingback: emu outlet store

  316. Pingback: coach factory online sale

  317. Pingback: marmot on sale

  318. Pingback: emu boots usa

  319. Pingback: hunter boots sale online

  320. Pingback: Louis Vuitton outlet store

  321. Pingback: arcteryx for sale

  322. Pingback: victoria secret store finder

  323. Pingback: sergio rossi florence

  324. Pingback: Juicy Couture Outlet Online

  325. Pingback: cheap hunter boots online

  326. Pingback: chanel nyc store

  327. Pingback: hermes hotel

  328. Pingback: Cheap Gucci outlet

  329. Pingback: moncler sale online

  330. Pingback: where to buy a barbour jacket

  331. Pingback: buy a fake id

  332. Pingback: Ufficiale Cheap occhiali da sole ray ban clubmaster

  333. Pingback: canada goose outlet online

  334. Pingback: ray ban occhiali da sole

  335. Pingback: ray ban occhiali da sole modelli

  336. Pingback: eau de merveilles hermes

  337. Pingback: keen shoes sale

  338. Pingback: fitflop for sale

  339. Pingback: vibram five fingers sale

  340. Pingback: cole haan shoes outlet stores

  341. Pingback: outlet chanel

  342. Pingback: moncler sale womens jackets

  343. Pingback: fitflop singapore online

  344. Pingback: mk promo codes

  345. Pingback: oakley outlets

  346. Pingback: birkin hermes

  347. Pingback: herve leger outlet online

  348. Pingback: marmot precip jacket sale

  349. Pingback: discount patagonia pullover

  350. Pingback: patagonia jackets outlet

  351. Pingback: patagonia jackets sale

  352. Pingback: womens merrell shoes outlet

  353. Pingback: nfl clothing sale

  354. Pingback: Sergio Rossi outlet online

  355. Pingback: arcteryx cerium sale

  356. Pingback: Factory MK outlet

  357. Pingback: patagonia outlet locations

  358. Pingback: marmot outlet

  359. Pingback: jimmy choo outlet shoes

  360. Pingback: nouvelle ceinture hermes

  361. Pingback: trouver des gens sur telephone

  362. Pingback: http://www.mundoligero.com.pa/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=439487

  363. Pingback: visit this site right here

  364. Pingback: ca do

  365. Pingback: click here now

  366. Pingback: http://familylobby.com/chrunver/members/details.asp?mid=1586404

  367. Pingback: http://forum.kryptronic.com/profile.php?id=114142

  368. Pingback: sky99 slot malaysia

  369. Pingback: Dicito

  370. Pingback: http://Tmj-solutions.info

  371. Pingback: Skrota bilen ersättning

  372. Pingback: happylukethailand.com

  373. Pingback: windowsserver2012r2

  374. Pingback: cloud visionary

  375. Pingback: mehr youtube abonnenten kaufen

  376. Pingback: Zorgverzekeringen vergelijken

  377. Pingback: sol partners mark curry

  378. Pingback: lig tv

  379. Pingback: trucos para maquinas tragamonedas colombianas

  380. Pingback: www.juegosfriv.one

  381. Pingback: structural jacking and bracing

  382. Pingback: trump

  383. Pingback: Skrota bilen

  384. Pingback: Skrota bilen Göteborg

  385. Pingback: accounting fraud

  386. Pingback: Hindi Sex Story

  387. Pingback: US Manufacturing

  388. Pingback: 100 layer acrylic

  389. Pingback: apps

  390. Pingback: Mass Media

  391. Pingback: http://www.godwinsremovals.co.uk/international-removals/northern-ireland

  392. Pingback: primobolan-depot manufacturers

  393. Pingback: Denver Uber Driver

  394. Pingback: buy tadalafil citrate online

  395. Pingback: click here to find a lawyer

  396. Pingback: attorneys

  397. Pingback: porno

  398. Pingback: M88

  399. Pingback: billiga erotiska outlets

  400. Pingback: joe de saram

  401. Pingback: joseph s r de saram

  402. Pingback: joseph shihara rukshan de saram

  403. Pingback: joseph de saram

  404. Pingback: joe de saram

  405. Pingback: para kazanmak

  406. Pingback: para para dinle

  407. Francesco Reply

    I can attest to the depth of flavor of this soup. One of my all time favorites. Along with a crunchy outside fluffy inside italian bread roll warm with butter and you my friend have a meal. Plus a nice cabernet of course.