This is a good comfort soup! I had two jars of precooked shreaded chicken, so I just used 8 cups of chicken broth and added 1 cup of heavy cream (all I had)at the end. I also added garlic to the celery and onion as suggested by another review. It isn't a fancy or spice packed recipe, but it is good and very kid friendly. I love soup, but hesitate cooking it for younger kids because normally it isn't very popular. A picky 5 year old ate her entire bowl (surprise!)
Very delicate flavor, and after reading the other reviews, I added a bit of garlic to the sauté mixture. It was surprisingly fast to make too. I bought it a big, beautiful organic chicken at the market this am--feet and all, and picked off the meat. I had WAY too much meat, but it was a big chicken, so I saved about half for another recipe. Used 15% creme fraiche for the cream, which thickened it up even more, and had to add a bit more liquid. When I did that, it was a little too bland, so I tossed in a bouillon cube to perk it up. You can really taste the cream in it--DH will be thrilled! Will be lunch today with white asparagus and mayo sauce and some very nice French bread. A very pretty pale white lunch. Thanks!
This was nice and creamy, very good on a cool evening, served with some buttered bread. However, I felt that it was a bit bland, as is, and would recommend experimenting with spices to liven it up a bit. It was, however, easy and convienent to make, and full of potential - with a few additional spices, it could easily move up to five stars (in my opinion). I will be making this again - thanks for sharing!
Very good soup. I added a little shredded carrot for color, but other than that I didn't change a thing. Thanks!