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Creamy Chicken and Veggie Soup

I have to admit that until 4 days ago, I hadn’t had a single bowl/cup/drop of soup this entire Winter. Ridiculous right? I know!

The ready made soups you get from the store that just need to be heated, all have sugar, cornstarch/flour in them, making it impossible for me on my LCHF lifestyle.

I decided to make a creamy chicken and veggie soup after I got home from work, with the thought we’d only eat it the next day, but I surprised myself with how fast it went and we were eating a bowl before our actual dinner. In fact it was so filling, we hardly touched dinner.

Here is the easy recipe that is so delicious, you might need to double up on the ingredients to ensure you do have seconds left for the next day.

Ingredients:

  • 1 punnet of mushrooms
  • 2 large carrots (I found baby ones so I used a few)
  • 3 celery sticks chopped
  • 150g of leeks chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped. I used half a big red onion, for its flavour.
  • Butter
  • 1,5 litres of chicken stock (if you can make your own, that’s ideal, check stock for hidden sugars and flour/cornflour)
  • Fresh thyme
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 250ml cream

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Method:

Heat some butter and brown the mushrooms. Remove them and set them aside.Bailey Schneiders Creamy chicken veggie soup 16Bailey Schneiders Creamy chicken veggie soup 15Bailey Schneiders Creamy chicken veggie soup 14Bailey Schneiders Creamy chicken veggie soup 13Add a little more butter and sauté the rest of the chopped vegetables.  Bailey Schneiders Creamy chicken veggie soup 21Bailey Schneiders Creamy chicken veggie soup 12Bailey Schneiders Creamy chicken veggie soup 11Add the mushrooms back into the pot and add the chicken stock.Bailey Schneiders Creamy chicken veggie soup 10Bailey Schneiders Creamy chicken veggie soup 9Add the fresh thyme and chicken breasts.Bailey Schneiders Creamy chicken veggie soup 6Bailey Schneiders Creamy chicken veggie soup 8Allow it to simmer for 30-40 minutes.

Remove the soft chicken breasts, shred them up and then return to the pot.Bailey Schneiders Creamy chicken veggie soup 5Bailey Schneiders Creamy chicken veggie soup 4Bailey Schneiders Creamy chicken veggie soup 3Stir well and then add in the cream.Bailey Schneiders Creamy chicken veggie soup 2Bailey Schneiders Creamy chicken veggie soupYou can either leave it chunky or blend it so that it’s smooth. I left mine chunky.

Dish it into a bowl and slurp it up. It really is soup-er! Processed with VSCO with hb1 preset

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14 Comments

  • Reply Megan Hartwig

    This looks delicious…thank you for sharing 😉 xx

    July 19, 2016 at 9:22 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Always a pleasure x

      July 19, 2016 at 9:27 am
  • Reply A Daft Scots Lass

    Yum!

    July 19, 2016 at 10:02 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      It really is 🙂 xxx

      July 19, 2016 at 1:03 pm
  • Reply Tarryn Angela

    This looks delicious!
    How many people does this serve?

    July 19, 2016 at 10:25 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Thanks Tarryn! I dished 3 bowls and there was left over for another 2 or 3, so I’d say about 5-6 people 🙂

      July 19, 2016 at 10:30 am
  • Reply Brenda Myburgh

    Looks so good! I love anything with chicken so this is right up my alley! Can’t wait to try it! x

    July 19, 2016 at 10:59 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      This really feels like it’s soup for the soul 😉 Hehe! Enjoy x

      July 19, 2016 at 1:01 pm
  • Reply Natasha Viljoen

    Yummeeee! That looks truly delicious! Guess what we’re having over the weekend LOL

    July 19, 2016 at 11:29 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Oh good! Enjoy x

      July 19, 2016 at 1:02 pm
  • Reply Robynne

    Yip, defo making this soup.. I have everything but the stock in my fridge so I think it’s a sign. YUM 🙂

    July 19, 2016 at 12:56 pm
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Oh yay! Let me know what you think 🙂 x

      July 19, 2016 at 1:00 pm
  • Reply Jenna

    Hi Bailey, looks delicious. Did you make your own stock? Do you know where to buy stock that contains no additives?

    July 21, 2016 at 10:10 am
  • Reply Nats

    I can’t wait to try this! Thanks for sharing

    August 8, 2016 at 1:12 pm
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