Creamy Chicken, Vidalia, and Cheese Soup

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

I had 20lbs of Vidalia onions and a flavor in my mind. Sweet onions, sharp cheddar, and the richness of homemade chicken stock. Mmmm. DH had seconds. The 15yo had 3rds. Use as a side dish or, with bread and salad, as a light meal in its own right.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onions gently in butter and olive oil until soft and golden. Keep heat low to avoid excessive browning.
  2. Add chicken stock, meat, thyme, salt, and pepper. Bring to boil then turn down to simmer.
  3. Add cream cheese and allow it to melt inches.
  4. Whisk cornstarch into the cold milk then add to soup. Heat to a simmer again, stirring regularly to prevent lumps. Taste and correct seasonings if necessary.
  5. Stir in sharp cheddar until melted.
  6. Serve, garnished with parsely if desired.
  7. Alternately, use ham and ham broth instead of chicken and chicken stock.
Most Helpful

This was a delicious dinner! The whole family yummied it up. My 6 year old says it tastes like chicken and dumpling sauce without the dumplings. We all agreed it was definitely a keeper. I boiled some split chicken breasts with veggies and seasonings, then used the broth for my soup. Turned out perfect.

jenn_h March 14, 2012

The whole family liked this one, thanks!!

Ophirmom October 20, 2010

This was a tasty recipe & was fairly easy to put together. It would be helpful to have a cup measurement on the onions, as Vidalia onions are not always available, and not everyone is familiar with their size. I used 3 large white onions, which might be too much for some people, but my husband & I enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing.

*****Sandy November 18, 2008