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Chicken Cordon Bleu Potato Soup

The classic flavor of chicken cordon bleu has been transformed into a thick savory potato soup. It's the best of both worlds. This delicious rendition makes a perfect dinner on dreary days, or a delicious soup to share at potlucks.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner, Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 305kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 onion about 1 cup diced
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 1/2 cups skim milk
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 5 medium russet potatoes washed, peeled, and diced into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup shredded chicken cooked
  • 1 cup ham diced

Instructions

  • Place washed, peeled, and cubed potatoes into a large pot and add the chicken broth. Cover.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are fork tender.
  • In a separate pot, or pan, melt butter. Add onions and saute until soft.
  • Add garlic, and saute 1-2 minutes.
  • Add flour to the pan and whisk together with the onions and garlic. Let the mixture cook about 1 minute.
  • Slowly add the milk, a 1/2 cup at a time, whisking constantly. The only lumps you should see should be the onions.
  • Continue adding milk and whisking constantly until all the milk has been evenly incorporated.
  • Bring the roux to a simmer and let it heat until thickened, about 5 minutes, whisking often.
  • Add the thickened roux to the potatoes and chicken broth in the large pot.
  • Using a potato masher, mash potatoes in the pot until there’s minimal chunks.
  • Turn the heat to low, and add the chicken and ham.
  • Add salt and pepper to soup to taste.
  • When heated through, add the Swiss and stir until melted and evenly incorporated.
  • Serve topped with a little extra shredded Swiss & freshly cracked black pepper.

Nutrition

Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 527mg | Potassium: 850mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 364IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 230mg | Iron: 2mg