Cream of Chicken Soup

"Developed for RSC#11. This soup knocked my socks off. I made more soon after finishing batch #1. It's so creamy - thickened with a roux and topped off with cream. The shallots & white wine make it refined & lovely while the cayenne gives it a nice kick. All while being creamy, dreamy comfort food. It's quick & easy, too. What more could you want??"
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  • In a large soup pot, melt the butter.
  • Saute shallots until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Whisk in flour. Cook a few minutes.
  • Add wine & whisk until smooth. Cook until bubbly & thick.
  • Add chicken broth, milk, cayenne, salt, & chicken. Bring to just a simmer for 5 minutes to heat through thoroughly & thicken.
  • Add cream & bring to a simmer again. Garnish with a sprinkling of parsley & serve.

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  1. 4 Star - I chose this recipe because I had two cooked chicken breast in the fridge. I ate it on a day were it was getting cool after a hot humid summer day. It really hit the spot, the taste was great, I thought the white wine slightly overpowers the flavour but overall it was really nice. The directions for this soup was simple and easy to read. Thank you RSC #11 Chef
  2. We enjoyed the soup but I thought that it could have been a little thicker. I did use gluten-free flour to suit my diet needs -so perhaps this could have been the issue. I think this recipe would also work with extra stock in place of the wine for anyone who cooks without adding alcohol. The soup was simple to make and had good, clear instructions. Good luck in the RSC competition :)
  3. Great flavor! I really enjoyed the hints of the shallot and wine. The flavors were delicious and not overpowering. The only thing I would change is the thickness of the soup. Next time, I'll add more flour to get a thicker consistency. Great soup..thanks!
  4. The flavor of this soup was excellent, however, it was not very thick like I would expect a cream soup to be. I will make it again and play with it to make it more to our liking as far as thickness.
  5. Four Stars! Very nice soup. It was easy to make and was perfect for a cold winter day. The wine was a little overpowering, I used a chardonnay, and would maybe cut back on the milk as I like a thicker soup. Great entry for the RSC!



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