Cream of Chicken Soup 1/27/13



Number Of Serves: 4 Serve(s)
Preparation Time: 30 min
Cooking Time: 30 min



Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  2. 1 medium Spanish onion, chopped
  3. 2 stalks celery (with leaves), chopped
  4. 3 medium carrots, chopped
  5. 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon flour
  6. 7 cups chicken broth, homemade or low-sodium canned
  7. 3 sprigs parsley
  8. 3 sprigs fresh thyme (Linda - omit this!!)
  9. 1 bay leaf
  10. 2 3/4 cups cooked, diced chicken (3 cans of chicken)
  11. 3/4 cup heavy cream
  12. 2 1/2 teaspoons dry sherry
  13. 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  14. Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  15. 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley




Procedure/Direction:

Melt the butter in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, and carrots and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 12 minutes.

Add the flour and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, for 2 minutes more.

Pour in the broth and bring to a boil while whisking constantly.

Tie the parsley sprigs, thyme, and bay leaf together with a piece of kitchen twine and add to the soup.

Lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

Stir in the chicken and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat.

Whisk the heavy cream, sherry, and salt into the soup and season with pepper to taste.

Remove and discard the herb bundle.

Divide among soup bowls, sprinkle the top of each soup with the chopped parsley and serve immediately.