“I like ’em chunky”.
I tried, I really did try, but my photo doesn’t do justice to how yummy this is. Cream of Chicken Soup. You remember this don’t you? It used to come in a can. I’m sure it still comes in a can, but not like this. Homemade, creamy and pure deliciousness all in one little bowl. Or big bowl. Or two bowls. Once you taste it, you can never go back.
It’s Saturday. It’s raining. Again. And the kids are inside. We have been in New Zealand for 4 months now and we’re still trying to get used to the crazy weather. The smell of Soup simmering in the Slow Cooker peaces us all out. Well, it peaces me out and that’s important. A peaced out Mommy can handle the dirty footprints on her just cleaned floor and a Guinea Pig picnic on the bedroom carpet a little bit better. And it means I can sit down and watch a family movie without missing 3 minutes out of every 15 while I check on dinner. Which is a rare thing. A very rare thing.
What it doesn’t do though, is stop at least three of my kids asking me “when will it be ready?” One after the other. After hearing me answer the question a second before. Hmmm. I think I am on to something here. I can never remember whether I have watched a movie until I’m at least 5 min from the epic twist at the end. I think I just figured out why.
Anyway, back to the Soup. Not just any soup. Cream of Chicken Soup.
One bowl is enough to full the hungriest of tummies.
- 3 x chicken breasts cubed into 1/2 inch pieces
- 2 large potatoes diced
- 3 large carrots diced
- 1/2 red pepper finely diced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried or fresh thyme
- 2 brown onions finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves fines copped
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 200ml fresh cream
- 6 cups of chicken stock
- 2 tablespoons of plain flour
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Add chicken, butter, onions, garlic to the Crockpot. Cook on high until juices have evaporated.
- Add carrots, potatoes, thyme, red pepper and chicken stock.
- Simmer for 3 hours until all vegetables are soft and chicken is tender.
- Mix flour with a little water in a cup to form a paste before adding to the soup, stirring until blended.
- Pour in cream and add salt and pepper to taste.
- Bring back to simmer before serving.