Yesterday I needed some hot soup. Not just hot in temperature but spicy hot and I wanted it to be good. New recipes are always a tad risky but I had faith in this one. Maybe it's because I trust Frank. This soup did turn out to be mighty good.
buffalo chicken soup (adapted slightly from blog: How Sweet It Is)
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded (I used a crock pot)
4 tablespoons oil (I omitted and used a little chicken broth)
1 small sweet onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons flour
64 ounces chicken stock
1/2 cup Frank's Red Hot
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
sliced whole wheat baguettes, toasted with parmesan cheese
sliced green onions, crumbled gorgonzola and cilantro for topping
Heat a large pot over medium heat and add a couple tablespoons chicken broth. Add onions with a sprinkle of salt to the pot, stirring to coat, then cook for about 5 minutes until soft. Add in garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes more. Sprinkle in flour and stir for another 1-2 minutes. Add stock, Frank's Red Hot, chicken and grated cheeses, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil, then reduce and let simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring every so often.
Serve soup topped with toasted baguettes, cilantro, green onions and gorgonzola.