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Cheesy Chicken and Potato Soup

Rated as 4.3 out of 5 Stars
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"I was messing around in my kitchen one day when I was hungry and came up with this using what I already had. It's cheap, easy, and delicious! Top with extra cheese and bacon bits."
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Ingredients

35 m servings 427
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat bacon grease in a stockpot over medium-high heat. Saute onion in hot grease until soft, about 4 minutes.
  2. Stir potato chunks with the onion. Pour chicken broth and water over the potato mixture. Bring the liquid to a boil and cook until the potatoes are tender but not mushy, about 15 minutes.
  3. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir flour into the butter and cook, stirring constantly, until completely moistened, about 1 minute. Pour milk into the saucepan while continuing to stir; cook until thickened, about 3 minutes more. Sprinkle cheese over the milk mixture; cook and stir until the cheese is melted smoothly into the mixture, 2 to 3 minutes more.
  4. Stir the cheese mixture and cooked chicken into the liquid in the stockpot; cook just until the chicken is heated through, about 4 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • For the chicken, I use a leftover cooked chicken breast and shred it with the paddle attachment on my KitchenAid® mixer.
  • Butter can be used in place of the bacon grease.
  • Whether or not you peel potatoes is up to your tastes.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 427 calories; 22.9 29.4 25.2 95 740 Full nutrition

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I was trying to find recipes to use up some leftover bacon fat and came across this soup recipe. I thought it was very good. I made one slight change, which was to replace the butter with bacon...

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It was ok. I added minced garlic to the onion and a bit more cheese. The kids considered it bland and added salt, pepper, scallions and bacon crumbles to their soups. They were happy after th...

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It was ok. I added minced garlic to the onion and a bit more cheese. The kids considered it bland and added salt, pepper, scallions and bacon crumbles to their soups. They were happy after th...

It was really good! I kinda messed up, and put the raw chicken in with the potatoes, and then boiled for fifteen min. It came out so tender! I would add some spices to it, like parsley (I sprink...

I was trying to find recipes to use up some leftover bacon fat and came across this soup recipe. I thought it was very good. I made one slight change, which was to replace the butter with bacon...

Great flavor, easy to make. Added some oregano and dried rosemary to the sautéed onion

I had to substitute 1 envelope of liptons savory herb and garlic seasoning for my 2 cups chicken broth. But it turned out great!! This soup was delicious and husband pleasing!!! Next time I wi...

Excellent base recipe. I began by cheating with using a rotisserie chicken from the deli at the local Kroger for my chicken. Then, after the onions were clarified, I added two minced garlic clov...

Added 1 1/2 cups of cheese to make it a bit "Cheesier". Also chopped up the bacon (4 Slices) and added. To get a vegetable in there, I added a can of peas.- Kids loved it. Lots of flavor.. and ...