Chicken Pot Pie Soup


Ingredients:

  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup celery, diced (~ 2 stalks)
  • 4 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sherry (early) + 1/4 cup sherry (later)
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 1/2 cups cubed red potatoes
  • 1 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • 3 cups cooked chicken
    • I used a rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup frozen peas



Written Method:


Melt 4 Tbsp butter over medium-high heat.

Add 1 medium diced onion.  *I keep chopped onions, celery, peppers in the freezer for really quick meal prep.  

Add 3 medium carrots, diced.

Add 1 cup diced celery.  This is about 2 stalks.  

Saute 6-7 minutes until the onions are soft and translucent.

Now add in the 4 large cloves of minced garlic, and saute an additional 2-3 minutes until fragrant.  

Stir in 1/3 cup flour and saute for 1-2 minutes until the "roux" has developed a faint color.

Deglaze the pot with 1/2 cup of sherry.  Don't worry if it all becomes a blob.  

Now slowly whisk in 3 cups of chicken stock and 2 cups of milk, stirring as you go to make it smooth.

Add in 2 1/2 cups cubed red potatoes.

Now let's add our seasonings:  1 tsp poultry seasoning, 2 tsp kosher salt, 1 tsp black pepper, 2 Tbsp dried parsley, and 1/2 tsp dried dill.

Bring the soup to a simmer (NOT boil), stirring occasionally to prevent it from sticking or scorching on the bottom of the pot.  Continue on simmer until the potatoes are fork tender (about 10-15 minutes).  

Once the potatoes are fork tender, add in the 3 cups of cooked chicken.  We didn't want to add it before now because we wanted to avoid it:  a) drying out, and b) shredding.

Now add the 1 cup frozen corn and 1 cup frozen peas.  

After adding the peas, adjust any seasonings and remove from heat.  Stir in 1/4 cup sherry to finish the soup.

Serve immediately with some warm tender Black Pepper Cheddar Bay Biscuits, bread sticks, French bread, or crackers.   Mmmmmmm!