My mother-in-law used to make this often when her son and I first married. It is simple, tasty, and quick to make.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Melt butter in a pot over medium-high heat. Whisk flour into butter until mixture forms a smooth paste, about 1 minute.

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  • Whisk chicken broth, milk, and light cream into butter mixture; cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil and thickens, 5 to 10 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, stir in cooked chicken. Return soup to a boil and cook until chicken is heated through, 5 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

270 calories; 20.6 g total fat; 74 mg cholesterol; 157 mg sodium. 9.4 g carbohydrates; 11.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2015
This is the EXACT recipe once used by "The Tea Room" at L. S. Ayres Department Store in downtown Indianapolis. My mother used to take me there when I was a little girl in the 60's and this was my very favorite soup of all time. Now a restaurant in the Castleton area of Indy (George's Neighboorhood Bar & Grill) serves nearly the same thing and it's absolutely wonderfully delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/28/2015
I wish I could say that this was FABULOUS!....but it was just meh. The texture is truly velvety however the flavor is lacking...and I used homemade stock. I would saute some onions or garlic and then blend them into the soup or maybe add a finisher of sherry or truffle oil. The kids added salt and pepper with some scallions. Some would call this simple we called it bland. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2015
This is the EXACT recipe once used by "The Tea Room" at L. S. Ayres Department Store in downtown Indianapolis. My mother used to take me there when I was a little girl in the 60's and this was my very favorite soup of all time. Now a restaurant in the Castleton area of Indy (George's Neighboorhood Bar & Grill) serves nearly the same thing and it's absolutely wonderfully delicious! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2015
This is the EXACT recipe once used by "The Tea Room" at L. S. Ayres Department Store in downtown Indianapolis. My mother used to take me there when I was a little girl in the 60's and this was my very favorite soup of all time. Now a restaurant in the Castleton area of Indy (George's Neighboorhood Bar & Grill) serves nearly the same thing and it's absolutely wonderfully delicious! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2015
this is pretty amazing nothing but rave reviews. I doubled the recipe and made a few additions such a as adding vegetables and few seasonings. turned out to be a great pot pie filling! yum Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2015
I've been looking for Chicken Velvet Soup and finally decided I would try making it. The velvety texture of this soup makes it a winner. I did add celery carrots and onions to the soup to make it a little more hearty along with garlic powder salt and white pepper. My family loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2015
Really good!! Added noodles ( had them) and some canned carrots. Liked that it did not make a huge pot. Will be a soup that will stay in my recipe box!! Already recommended to family!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/11/2015
This soup really does have the most velvety texture. I am going to use the base for my other creamy soups. However it was too bland for us. So I added some garlic and poultry seasoning. I also added celery onions and carrots for flavor and served it with a crusty garlic Italian loaf. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/27/2015
I wish I could say that this was FABULOUS!....but it was just meh. The texture is truly velvety however the flavor is lacking...and I used homemade stock. I would saute some onions or garlic and then blend them into the soup or maybe add a finisher of sherry or truffle oil. The kids added salt and pepper with some scallions. Some would call this simple we called it bland. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2017
Just my favorite soup ever! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2017
I added some onion powder a good bit of paprika some black pepper and just a little Italian seasoning. I used one cup of half and half rather than 1/2 cup of milk and 1/2 cup of cream. I thought it was absolutely delicious. Velvety is the perfect word! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2018
A very simple and quick soup that is different and very tasty. Very creamy and it does reheat well. Makes a very quick evening meal with all common kitchen ingredients. Read More