Cream of chicken soup

Cream of chicken soup

Whip up this warming soup midweek – it's simple to make and a great way to use up leftover chicken. Serve with crusty bread and some parsley on the side, if you like
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Heat the oil in a large lidded saucepan over a low-medium heat and fry the onions, celery, leeks and parsley stalks for 6-8 mins until softened. Stir in the garlic cloves and cook for 2 mins to soften.
  2. Step 2

    Pour in the white wine, increase the heat to medium and simmer for 4-6 mins to reduce a little. Add the bay leaves, then pour in the stock and 500ml water, and add 350g of the chicken. Simmer for 30 mins (you may need to reduce the temperature a little) until the veg is tender. Leave to cool for 10 mins, then remove the bay leaves. Roughly chop the remaining chicken.
  3. Step 3

    Blitz the soup in a blender (you may need to do this in batches), or use a hand blender, until smooth. Tip back into the pan along with the remaining chicken and double cream. Season to taste, then heat the soup over a medium-low heat until the chicken has warmed through. Scatter over the chopped parsley and serve with crusty bread, if you like.