With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Cream of Turkey/Chicken Soup

Monday, November 29, 2010

Cream of Turkey/Chicken Soup

Just like you, I have a favorite recipe for Turkey/Chicken Noodle Soup.  But I have been wanting to try a cream version and found this one from the Food Network.  DELICIOUS!  Full of flavor and a little thicker than broth as in a standard chicken noodle soup.

I didn't cook the turkey carcass this time because my freezer is full of homemade stock that I previously made.  I substituted turkey for the chicken and added some cooked egg noodles at the end.
Rice would be nice too.

Cream of Chicken Soup
From Food Network Kitchens
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 medium Spanish onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery (with leaves), chopped
  • 3 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon flour
  • 7 cups chicken broth, homemade or low-sodium canned
  • 3 sprigs parsley
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme (I didn't have fresh thyme so substituted fresh Rosemary)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 3/4 cups cooked, diced chicken
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (I used half & half)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt (I added bouillon cubes to the broth so I needed very little additional salt.  A Tablespoon sounds like way too much to me)
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • optional: 2 cups dry egg noodles, cooked and drained


Melt the butter in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, and carrots and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 12 minutes. Add the flour and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, for 2 minutes more.

Pour in the broth and bring to a boil while whisking constantly. Tie the parsley sprigs, thyme, and bay leaf together with a piece of kitchen twine and add to the soup. Lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

Stir in the chicken and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat.

Whisk the heavy cream, sherry, and salt into the soup and season with pepper to taste. Remove and discard the herb bundle. Stir in cooked egg noodles, if using. Divide among soup bowls, sprinkle the top of each soup with the chopped parsley and serve immediately.


Mildred said...

With the cold temps you are experiencing, I imagine this was delicious! Thanks for the recipe and hope you are enjoying your Monday Lorraine.

NanaDiana said...

It sounds wonderful, Lorraine. I am always looking for a chicken soup recipe that is a bit different from my old standby. Hugs- Diana

Ann said...

Yours is the second turkey soup recipe I've seen today. Must be a sign that I should use up the last of the turkey to make soup...lol Yours sure does look good and with colder weather arriving I've been in the mood for soup lately

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Your soup looks delicious and I love the bowls. How lucky your are still have dahlias blooming!

Lady Farmer said...

Mmmmm!Sounds yummy! I am just about to make turkey soup ~ perhaps will give this one a try!
Thank you!

Julie Harward said...

A perfect meal for after all the food of last week! I loved all your family pictures in the post below too..fun! :D

Lady Farmer said...

Mmmmm!Sounds yummy! I am just about to make turkey soup ~ perhaps will give this one a try!
Thank you!

Susan said...

ooooo, looks like you did it again, LDH...made a really yummified soup! Mmmmmmmm. Susan

Life In a Little House said...

That looks fabulous!! Love Heather

Sue said...

This soup looks and sounds delicious, I will be making chicken and rice soup with my leftover roaster this week. I do love soup this time of year.
I so enjoyed your previous posts of your family time together. You have a beautiful family, and are so blessed to have your family around, especially those adorable grandchildren.I thought the photo of the children saying grace was priceless! Thank you for sharing.

Atelier de Charo said...

That soup looks delicious!!! You have a very beautiful family, I loved seeing all those wonderful family photos, wonderful moments!


Dishesdone said...

Looks absolutely amazing! I'm making this one next time!

Just a little something from Judy said...

I have been so blessed by my visit here to your blog this morning. I love when I have extra time and get to just enjoy the pictures and words of some special blogs. I scrolled down through your last five posts and was reminded of how much we have in common in many areas of life. God certainly has given you a beautiful family. Thank you for sharing them with us. Your photography is quite impressive and your gentle, quiet, caring spirit comes through the words you share.

The chicken soup recipe is definitely one that I am going to make this winter. A perfect winter soup.

Hope you have a good day. Oh, and I really appreciate the quote by Abraham Lincoln that you have on your side bar. So true!

myletterstoemily said...

well, thank you very much for the delicious
recipe. we love chicken/turkey noodle
soup around here!

i have really enjoyed your sweet blog and
look forward to many visits!

merry Christmas,

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

I would so enjoy a steamy bowl of this right now! Your holiday together looked like such fun. I'm so glad you got to day trip, take pictures together and feel such happiness. With all of our talents, I'm sure your family loves to come home.

♥ Kelley ♥ said...

This sounds really good~I am putting this on my to try list.


Mmmmm... I'm thinking I've come down with a cold and this soup would surely do the trick.

I've bookmarked it for future reference.


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