Cheddar Cheese Soup with Chicken

Cheddar Cheese Soup with Chicken from 101 Cooking For TwoYummy…. A thick cheese soup with chicken for a change of pace. Add some bacon and you have a warm tasty soup for the cold weather to come.

Start with crispy fried bacon, some onion, garlic, a few spices and some broth. Melt some cheese in and add some shredded chicken.

Rating:

rating system 3

Almost a 4 but I found myself wanting some broccoli added.

Notes: I added a lot more cheese than other recipes. I wanted the thickening from the cheese and not from flour. You can add some cooked broccoli with the chicken or instead of the chicken.

soup ingredients
chop the bacon before cooking

Cut 4 strips of bacon into cubes. Don’t trim the fat, you need it later.

cook bacon

Brown the bacon in a large non stick pan. About 5-6 minutes.

add the onion to cook

When bacon is approaching crispy, add one medium onion chopped. Continue to cook until the onion is clearing, about 4 minutes. Add 2 cloves of crushed garlic and cook one more minute.

add half and half to broth and spices

Add one 14 oz can of chicken broth, 1/2 t salt, 1/4 t pepper and 1/8 t of cayenne pepper. Add 2 cups of half and half. Continue to cook until it just starts to simmer.

add cheese
Add 2 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese. As soon as cheese is incorporated, add 1 1/2 cups of shredded chicken.
Soup ready to eat

Simmer over low heat for 4-5 minutes.

Cheddar Cheese Soup with Chicken
 
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A thick cheese soup with chicken for a change of pace. Add some bacon and you have a warm tasty soup to for the cold weather to come.
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Recipe type: soup
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 4 strips bacon
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or crushed
  • 1 - 14 oz can chicken broth
  • ½ t salt
  • ¼ t pepper
  • ⅛ t cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 2 cups shredded sharp chedder cheese
  • 1½ cup shredded chicken
Instructions
  1. Cut 4 strips of bacon into cubes. Don't trim the fat, you need it later. Brown the bacon in a large non stick pan. About 5-6 minutes.
  2. When bacon is approaching crispy, add one medium onion chopped. Continue to cook until the onion is clearing, about 4 minutes. Add 2 cloves of crushed garlic and cook one more minute.
  3. Add one 14 oz can of chicken broth, ½ t salt, ¼ t pepper and ⅛ t of cayenne pepper. Add 2 cups of half and half. Continue to cook until it just starts to simmer.
  4. Add 2 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese. As soon as cheese is incorporated, add 1½ cups of shredded chicken.
  5. Simmer over low heat for 4-5 minutes.

 

Updated
September 3 2014

Comments

  1. says

    I would need a long trip in the Wayback Machine to even consider this as a healthy recipe. Way back to the 70s when my consumption of fat and sodium was only limited by the size of my paycheck.

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