Spanish Cream of Chicken Soup With Almonds

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

Melding a traditional cream of chicken soup with the classic Spanish almond soup called "cebollada con almendras" results in this rich and creamy mixture with pronounced almond overtones. This recipe is from The Chicken Soup Book by Janet Hazen.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a heavy-bottomed, 4-quart saucepan, cook the onions, garlic, fennel, and thyme in the olive oil over high heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  2. Add the sherry, reduce the heat to moderate, and cook 5 minutes or until the liquid has evaporated.
  3. Add the chicken stock, almonds, and cream and bring to a boil over high heat.
  4. Reduce the heat to moderate and cook 25 minutes.
  5. Add the chicken and cook 5 minutes, or until the chicken is heated through.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Garnish each portion with parsley just before serving.