Start with crispy fried bacon, some onion, garlic, a few spices and some broth. Melt some cheese in and add some shredded chicken.
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.
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.
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 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 2 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese. As soon as cheese is incorporated, add 1 1/2 cups of shredded chicken.
Simmer over low heat for 4-5 minutes.
January 1 2014