Creamy Chicken Soup

Come try my Creamy Chicken Soup recipe! This one-pot wonder is not only easy to make but also incredibly flavorful, offering a hearty meal that’s perfect for any occasion. With real, all-natural ingredients and endless customization options, this fail-proof recipe is sure to become a staple in your kitchen! Get ready to cozy up with a bowl of warm, creamy goodness!

Creamy chicken soup topped with green onions being scooped with a golden spoon.

Why I Love This Recipe

I’m absolutely thrilled about my one-pot Creamy Chicken Soup recipe, and let me tell you why! Inspired by a restaurant favorite, I desigend this soup to bring together a medley of rich, natural ingredients in one convenient pot! Utilizing my signature low and slow cooking technique from recipes like my Asian Oxtail Soup and Salmon Bacon Chowder, this dish practically prepares itself, ensuring a hassle-free experience for all!

With its roots in my Creamy Ground Beef Stew base, we begin by sautéing bacon and onions, then gently simmer the remaining ingredients to perfection. The result? A velvety, satisfying soup bursting with savory chicken flavors—ideal for anyone seeking comfort in a bowl. If you’re craving a hearty, customizable dish made with wholesome ingredients, look no further than this soup recipe – it’s sure to warm your soul!

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Chicken boneless and skinless chicken thighs recommended. Can use chicken breast if preferred.  
  • Bacon – standard sliced bacon.
  • Onion chopped brown or yellow onions.
  • Celery – chopped.
  • Mushroom – sliced common white mushrooms. Can use cremini mushrooms if preferred.
  • Green Onion chopped green onions scallions 
  • Chicken Broth – regular chicken stock. Can use reduced sodium if preferred but will alter taste.
  • Butter – salted or unsalted butter will both work.
  • Salt – sea salt preferred.
  • Black Pepper – ground.
  • Garlic Powder – ground pure garlic powder.
  • Heavy Cream – heavy cream or heavy whipping cream. 
  • Thickener thicker of choice such as corn starch slurry or xanthan gum for low carb option. You can also use flour if preferred.

Additional Add Ins

You can add Peas, Cabbage, Corn, Carrots, Potatoes and Noodles of Choice to make this soup even heartier. These mix-ins will enhance both the texture and flavor of the dish, providing a more satisfying and nutritious meal.

Ingredients for Creamy Chicken Soup chopped up on a cutting board.

Essential Kitchen Equipment

  • Large Pot

Directions

☑ Before Getting Started

Make sure you use a Large Pot or, preferably, a Dutch Oven for best results.

Step 1 Begin by adding bacon and saute for 2-3 minutes, then add onions and cook until translucent.

Diced onions and chicken in a pot.

Step 2 Combine cubed chicken, celery, mushrooms, chicken broth, white wine, black pepper, salt, butter, and garlic powder in a pot. Mix well and bring to a gentle boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 60 minutes.

Creamy chicken ingredients in a pot.

🧂 Flavoring Pro Tip

For an extra flavor boost, incorporate 1 Teaspoon of Chicken Bullion into your soup.

Step 3 Add heavy cream and your preferred thickener to the pot. Stir continuously until the mixture thickens to your desired consistency.

Creamy chicken soup on a pot.

🥄 Corn Starch Pro Tip

If using Corn Starch Slurry as a thickener, prepare a mixture of 2 Tablespoon of Corn Starch and 4 Tablespoons of Water in a mixing bowl. Gradually add this mixture to your soup until it thickens to your liking.

🌿 Garnishing Pro Tip

For a finishing touch, garnish your dish with Chopped Green Onions.

Pairing Recommendations

Although this Creamy Chicken Soup makes a fulfilling meal on its own, it complements perfectly with light sides such as a crisp green salad tossed in Caesar Dressing or a refreshing Broccoli Caesar Salad.

Creamy Chicken Soup in a pot.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can this chowder be frozen?

Certainly! You can definitely freeze this creamy chicken chowder. After allowing it to cool, simply transfer it into ziplock bags or airtight freezer containers before storing it in the freezer.

Can this be made in a instapot?

Absolutely! You can modify this recipe for preparation in an Instant Pot. Just follow the regular recipe instructions, but for cooking, set the Instant Pot to 30 minutes on high pressure instead of the original 60 minutes. After the cooking time elapses, release the pressure before continuing with the remaining recipe steps as outlined.

Are there any tips for preventing the chowder from becoming too thick or too thin?

Gradually incorporate the thickener into the mixture, allowing 20-30 seconds between additions, as it will continue to thicken gradually. If the consistency becomes too thick, easily adjust by adding more chicken broth as needed.

When do you add in optional noodles to the soup?

Precook the noodles separately before adding them to the soup. About 10 minutes before the soup is ready, incorporate the precooked noodles into the pot to finish cooking together.

 

Creamy chicken soup topped with green onions being scooped with a golden spoon, top down shot.

Storage Tips

To store leftovers, simply transfer them into an airtight container and place it in the refrigerator. Leftovers can be safely stored this way for 5 to 7 days.

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Creamy Chicken Soup topped with green onions served in a white bowl.

Creamy Chicken Soup

Indulge in the ultimate comfort food with my creamy chicken soup recipe. Made with wholesome ingredients and cooked in one pot, this hearty dish is perfect for any occasion. Warm your soul with each spoonful of this delicious and satisfying soup.
4.80 from 10 votes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, Worldwide
Keyword: creamy chicken soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Print Recipe
Calories: 312kcal

Ingredients

Soup

Corn Starch Slurry

  • 2 tbsp Corn Starch for low carb use xanthan gum
  • 4 tbsp Water

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients for creamy chicken soup.
  • Chop bacon into slices and chicken into 1/4 x 1/4 inch cubes.
    Chopped bacon.
  • Chop onions, celery, mushrooms, green onions and set aside.
    Diced onions.
  • Add sliced bacon into a pot and saute for 2-3 minutes until the pot is well coated with the bacon oils.
    Cubed chicken in a pot.
  • Add chopped brown onions into the pot and cook for another 2-3 minutes until onions are fragrant and translucent.
    Diced onions and chicken in a pot.
  • Add cubed chicken, chopped celery, mushrooms, chicken broth and white wine. Season with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and add butter. Mix until all ingredients are well combined. Place the cover on the pot and set the heat to low. Cook for 60 minutes.
    Creamy chicken ingredients in a pot.
  • Next, add in the heavy cream and thickener, then cook for 1-2 more minutes while stirring to allow the thickener to thicken the soup. Transfer the soup to a serving bowl and sprinkle chopped green onions on top to taste.
    Creamy chicken soup on a pot.

Nutrition

Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 861mg | Potassium: 409mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 554IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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