Creamy Potato and Chicken Soup

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Winter is coming to an end, but there is still enough chill in the air to enjoy a hearty bowl of soup.  I had some ground chicken breast and potatoes that needed to be used up, so I decided to make some soup.  Soup is such a wonderful way to use up ingredients, and you can really get creative.  I decided to make a comforting soup that would resemble a creamy potato soup, but with nice chunks of chicken.  I was very happy with the way it turned out, and I hope you all like it too! It is a quick and easy soup, and can be made start to finish in less than 45 minutes! It has simple flavors, but is delicious and comforting.

This soup reminds me of eating creamy mashed potatoes and chicken. It is hearty, filling, and delicious!

Creamy Potato and Chicken Soup

45 minutes

Serving Size: 4 to 6

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups chicken stock
  • 1 lb. ground chicken breast
  • 2 medium russet potatoes
  • 1/3 yellow onion
  • 1 medium shallot clove
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (optional)
  • 1 to 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • extra virgin olive oil for cooking meat and veggies
  • Finely chop the onion, garlic, and shallot, and peel and cut the potatoes into bite-size pieces. Measure out the stock to have it ready as well.
  • Place enough olive oil to coat the bottom of 2 pans (one to cook the chicken breast and one for the soup) and place over medium heat. Add the chicken to one pan, and the garlic, onions, and shallot in the pan you will use for the soup.
  • Brown the chicken, by chopping and flipping with a spatula almost constantly. Meanwhile, stir the veggies as needed. Once the veggies are translucent (about 7 to 9 minutes), stir in the potatoes and salt. The chicken should be ready by now (it can still be slightly pink, since it will continue to cook in the soup).
  • Add the chicken to the veggies, along with the stock and stir well. Cover and let cook for 20 to 25 minutes until the potatoes are tender. Stir as needed. Taste and add more salt if needed. Slightly warm the cream and stir in.
  • Notes

    # 1 Add chives and cheese.

    # 2 This is a great make-ahead soup. You will need to add a little water while re-heating. You can also freeze for longer storage.

    # 3 This soup is a meal in itself, and can be heavy in large quantities. Serve as a side with a salad or green veggies to balance the meal.

    #4 Leave out the cream if you are watching your waistline. This soup is delicious without the cream as well.

    16 Responses to“Creamy Potato and Chicken Soup”

    1. Sandhya
      03/19/2015 at 4:21 pm #

      This soup looks so warm and comforting and of course delicious! We have snow predicted tomorrow, so this would be perfect!

      • Zoale.com
        03/19/2015 at 4:37 pm #

        Thanks so much! This is a perfect soup for cold weather. I hope you enjoy it and stay warm 🙂

    2. 03/20/2015 at 7:46 pm #

      We are having so much snow and your soup would be perfect for tonight! It looks so yummy! 🙂

      • Zoale.com
        03/20/2015 at 7:58 pm #

        It is a great soup to curl up in front of the fire with! I hope you enjoy it 🙂 Thank you for stopping by Francesca!

    3. 03/21/2015 at 7:02 pm #

      Looks. Delicious

      • Zoale.com
        03/21/2015 at 8:11 pm #

        You are so sweet 🙂 Thank you for stopping by!

    4. Cat
      03/28/2015 at 8:23 pm #

      This is going on my list to make this coming week. My mouth is watering just reading it.

      • Zoale.com
        03/28/2015 at 11:57 pm #

        I’m so glad to hear that 🙂 I hope you enjoy it!

    5. 02/16/2016 at 10:13 am #

      Looks so yummy!

      • Zoale.com
        02/16/2016 at 10:16 am #

        Thank you Lynn!

        • 02/16/2016 at 10:27 am #

          So nice!

        • Zoale.com
          02/16/2016 at 10:30 am #

          Thank you! It is a very hearty soup.

        • 02/16/2016 at 10:38 am #

          It looks creamy and yummy

        • Zoale.com
          02/16/2016 at 11:23 am #

          It really is! A tasty and quick dish…the best kind 🙂

        • 02/16/2016 at 11:25 am #

          yes I agree those are the best!

        • Zoale.com
          02/16/2016 at 12:28 pm #

          🙂

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