Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

from The Complete Book of Soups and Stews by Bernard Clayton, Jr.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 34 cup butter, room temperature
  • 34 cup flour
  • 2 cups light cream, warmed or 2 cups half-and-half
  • 6 cups chicken stock, heated
  • 1 12 cups cooked chicken breasts, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt, if desired to taste
  • 18 teaspoon black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup fresh parsley, snipped


  1. Blend together the butter and flour in a medium (3 qt) saucepan. Add warmed cream and stir until smooth. The soup will begin to thicken as it is heated.
  2. Stir in 2 cups of the hot stock. Over low heat, stir and cook until heated and blended, about 4 minutes.
  3. Add the remaining 4 cups of stock and the chopped chicken. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Heat to serving temperature- steaming, but not boiling lest the cream break into unattractive particles. Watch the pot closely to keep from coming to a boil.
  5. Serve in heated tureen and leadle into heated bowls. Garnish with snippets of parsley.
Most Helpful

5 5

Heavenly! Decadent but very easy and quick to make. Will definitely be making this again.

5 5

I made half the recipe and it truly is velvety! Requires your attention while cooking, but very worth it. This would be a great opener for a company dinner. I will be making this again, Thanks for sharing Mom10. Made for Fall 2009 PAC.