With cooler weather finally here, I’m all about that SOUP, ’bout that soup!) 🙂 I honestly don’t think there’s a soup I’ve met I didn’t like, but this has become one of my new favorites! Think chicken pot pie…but without the crust. Tender white meat chicken, celery, carrots, peas…a hearty soup that’s great for cooler weather!
I like to roast skin-on, bone-in chicken breasts (olive oil, salt & pepper, bake at 400 degrees for about 40-45 minutes, then skin and shred the meat) for this soup. I think the chicken just tastes better when cooked with the skin on and the bone in…I’ll roast two full trays of breasts and freeze the extra chicken for those times I want to throw together a pot of soup. This is a hearty soup that’s sure to satisfy!
Chicken Pot Pie Soup
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 celery stalks, chopped
- 3 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 3 heaping tablespoons flour
- 3-4 medium sized potatoes, peeled and cubed ½ inch
- 2 tablespoons fresh sage, minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 2 heaping tablespoons Better than Bouillon
- ½ cup milk (see Liz’s Tidbits below)
- 2-3 cups roasted chicken, chopped
- 1 cup frozen peas
In a 4-quart Dutch oven or soup pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and celery and sauté 3-4 minutes or until onion is translucent. Stir in flour and continue cooking about a minute to eliminate raw flour taste. Slowly stir in chicken broth and Better than Bouillon. Add potatoes, carrots, sage, milk, salt and pepper, stirring to combine. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer, cover and cook about 20 minutes until potatoes and carrots are done. Add shredded chicken and peas, and cook another 10 minutes. Serve with a good crusty bread and a nice glass of wine. Bon Appetit!
- Better than Bouillon is a favorite product of mine. It’s like concentrated homemade chicken stock in a jar. I add it to all my chicken based soups to boost the flavor.
- If you don’t mind the added calories, you can substitute the milk with half and half or whole cream for added richness.