101 Cooking For Two - Everyday Recipes for Two: Cheddar Cheese Soup with Chicken

Friday, November 9, 2012

Cheddar Cheese Soup with Chicken

Yummy.... 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:
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.






Cheddar Cheese Soup with Chicken

Yummy.... 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.
Ingredients
  • 4 strips bacon
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or crushed
  • 1 - 14 oz can chicken broth
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/4 t pepper
  • 1/8 t cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 2 cups shredded sharp chedder cheese
  • 1 1/2 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, 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.4) Add 2 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese. As soon as cheese is incorporated, add 1 1/2 cups of shredded chicken.5) Simmer over low heat for 4-5 minutes.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 8 cups

Updated

February 23 2013

DrDan

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2 Comments:

At November 19, 2012 at 7:39 PM , Blogger Chris said...

Needs beer in there, lol.

I was surprised it was just a 3 but sounds like it was borderline 4, so that makes sense.

 
At November 22, 2012 at 3:33 PM , Blogger nbsp said...

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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