Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Easy Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup
I woke up this morning with a headache and it hasn't gone away. In fact it's gotten worse and my eyes feel dry. Not a good combination!
Anyway, the other day Abug and I were getting caught up on DVR'ed shows and we were watching Trisha's Southern Kitchen. I have NO idea what she was making but she was talking about a crockpot meal and how great they are for all day long slow cooking, etc. Then I got to thinking that we had some Chicken we needed to use and boy wouldn't that cream cheese crockpot chicken I make be good. So I went in and started digging through the cabinets looking for "Cream of Something" soup. Darn, we didn't have any.
Hubby and I were texting during this process and he told me to make some so I went out on the internet and found a recipe. Wow, did you know how easy it is to make your own cream of chicken soup? I've made cream of mushroom before and it was really good, but I didn't realize cream of chicken was just as easy if not easier. seriously!
Seriously, it's as easy as like 1-2-3....
I got this really cool whisk for Christmas. I picked it out at Williams Sonoma and this is the first time I got to use it! I was so excited. Oh and don't you have a sand pail in your kitchen? Be jealous if you don't! :).
Pinch of Yum)
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 cups milk
3/4 cups flour
1 tbsp seasoning mix (use what you like, the possibilities are endless. I went with 1/2 tsp onion powder, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, salt and pepper, and a Rachael Ray Chicken seasoning grinder mix)
1. On medium to medium low heat bring the chicken broth and 1/2 cup milk to a low boil.
2. While that's happening, in a mixing bowl, mix the flour and the remaining milk until a smooth mixture forms. Add seasonings.
3. Pour the flour mixture into the sauce pan over low heat and stir continuously for 5-10 minutes or until mixture is smooth and thick. As it cools it will thicken even more.
And that's it. Like I said, 1-2-3. Then I added it to my crock pot with seasonings for the chicken and the chicken and let the crockpot do it's thing. I may or may not have sent hubby pictures throughout the day to be mean ;).