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Prep 25 mins
Cook 15 mins
This is quick and easy and filling, Good on cold winter days.
Make and share this Heart Warming Winter Soup recipe from Food.com.
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 2 small boneless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
- 1 small leek
- 1⁄2 cup carrot, peeled and thickly sliced
- 4 ounces spinach leaves
- 3⁄4 cup frozen peas
- 1⁄2 cup whipping cream
- 4 red potatoes, diced
- 2 large egg yolks
- 1⁄2 teaspoon curry powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon dried basil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh black pepper
- Place chicken broth in a large saucepan
- Bring to a boil
- trim root and leaves from leek, leaving only white stalk
- Chop stalks into thin slices
- Add carrots, potatoes and leeks to chicken broth
- Reduce heat to medium
- Cook for 7 to 8 minutes, until vegetables are tender
- Roll spinach leaves together into a cigar shape
- Slice thinly
- Add spinach and peas and shredded cooked chicken to broth
- Cook for 2 minutes
- Remove from heat
- In a small bowl, combine cream, egg yolks, curry, basil, salt and pepper
- Stir cream mixture into soup
- Return saucepan to heat
- Cook gently over low heat to heat through
- Do not boil
- Adjust seasoning to taste
- Serve with warm bread
The soup was easy to make, looked pretty as a picture, tasted great!! It was so smooth and the flavor was good! It is one I would make again with no adjustments.
Wow, does this make a busy bowl of soup! Instead of using broth and already cooked chicken breasts I made a broth using two large chicken legs and thighs. For religious reasons I don't combine dairy with chicken, so I just used more broth. I don't think it detracted from the flavor. My only complaint is that I don't think the leek added enough of a bite to the soup. The next time I make this soup I'll add a chopped onion as well, and a clove or two of garlic. The leek was just too mild. This was a very interesting soup, and that's a compliment in this house. Thanks for entering it into the contest!
I've made and reviewed 40 soups since joining Zaar. Dh's comment after dinner tonight was that this is one of the better soups I've ever made. I agree, it's delcious; not too heavy, not too light, not too spicy, not too mild. The one thing it definitely is, is easy. Great meal.