Friday, November 23, 2012

loaded chicken pot pie soup

This recipe won a $500 prize in the category of hearty soups but I still didn't expect it to be as good as it turned out to be.  The spices are a perfect combination and give a little zip.  This really is a comforting soup for a cozy night in.  I doubled the recipe and was so glad I did!

loaded chicken pot pie soup (Better Homes & Gardens, December 2012)
1/2 cup each chopped carrot and celery
1/3 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon butter
4 cups chicken broth
2 cups chopped cooked chicken breasts
1/2 teaspoon each seasoned salt, dry mustard, chili powder and ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon curry powder
1 cup half and half
1 cup chopped fresh broccoli
1/3 cup frozen peas
1 to 1 1/2 cups egg noodles (I used whole wheat egg noodles)
biscuits ready to eat

In a large pot cook carrot, celery, onion and garlic in hot butter about 5 minutes or until tender.  Stir in broth, chicken, noodles and seasonings.  Bring to boiling; reduce heat.  Simmer, covered, 10 minutes or until noodles are tender.
In a small bowl, whisk together half and half and flour; add to pot.  Add broccoli and peas.  Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes or until slightly thickened.  Spoon into bowls; top with biscuits.  Makes 6 servings.

I am so glad I discovered this method!
Place 2-3 frozen chicken breasts in a slow cooker.  Add carrot, celery, onion, garlic, chicken broth and seasonings.  Cook on HIGH for 6 hours.  Add broccoli, frozen peas and pasta.  Continue to cook until pasta is soft- doesn't take long.  Stir in half and half (or you can leave it out and it will still be great!).  Serve. 


  1. Is this it? It looks so good, it's like you're teasing me. I love everything you post, Camie! Happy birthday to Gwen, too. Sure miss you and your adorable family!

  2. Hi Katie! What a treat to hear from you. Just got back from Disneyland where we ran into Kyle and Bryn and their four kids. I hope we bump into you sometime! : )

  3. Your description makes me want to try this, but the directions are missing and perhaps more? I'm dying to know the rest!

  4. Oops! I didn't even notice that I left off a lot of the recipe. Let me add the rest for you! Enjoy!!

  5. You mention to simmer until noodles are tender. The ingredients list does not mention noodles. I really want to try this.

  6. You're absolutely right. I blew it twice trying to record this recipe. I'll fix it right up so you can enjoy this soup as soon as possible. Thank you for letting me know.

  7. Aack! Making this right now - but it doesn't say how much flour to add to the half and half! Help!

  8. Aack is right! I am going to guess it was 1/4 cup of flour since I don't know where the original recipe is. Hope it turned out! : )