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Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup

Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup is your favourite entree all wrapped up in creamy soup type with out all of the tedious layering or rolling!


This luxuriously wealthy and creamy Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup recipe can’t get any simpler or extra scrumptious!  It is loaded with juicy hen, salty ham, Swish Cheese, hearty veggies and crunchy croutons for a comforting soup destined to turn into a brand new household favourite!  

Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup

I hope you had a really Merry Christmas!  Leftover ham is only one issues I really like concerning the holidays so I could make Breakfast Enchiladas, Eggs Benedict Casserole, White Bean Ham Tortellini Soup and now this Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup!  And even for those who don’t have leftover ham, I promise you will need to make this soup and it’s as straightforward as asking your deli counter for thick sliced ham (extra on that under).

Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup jogs my memory of my Lasagna Soup in that it boasts all of the flavors of your favourite meal with out all of the work – profitable!    It’s magical in its ONE POT preparation and mesmerizing in its velvety slurpilicoius taste.

This Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup isn’t solely the reply to your ham leftovers however to your weeknight dinner dilemma!  It may be in your desk in 30 minutes with out sacrificing any taste and let’s be trustworthy – what may be extra comforting than heat, creamy Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup?

Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup

What Elements Go In Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup?

The ingredient record for this Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup might sound lengthy, however be mindful you’re simply dumping and operating after a fast veggie saute to let the sauce simmer whereas the potatoes prepare dinner and your entire house fills with the tantalizing wealthy aroma of of probably the most comforting soups you’ll ever devour.

  • Chicken:   This recipe calls for two cups shredded rotisserie hen.. Alternatively, you my substitute the shredded hen with 1 pound raw hen breasts chopped into chew measurement items.  Warmth 1 tablespoon olive oil in a big Dutch oven/soup pot over medium excessive warmth. Add hen and prepare dinner till virtually cooked by way of. Take away to a plate then add again to soup when hen is known as for.
  • Ham:  You need to use leftover ham OR go to your deli counter and ask for about half pound ham sliced into 1/four″ slices.  Now, all you need to do is slice the ham the opposite path to create cubes.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup

  • Swiss Cheese:  The Swiss cheese provides the sharp, tangy velvety goodness and is important for Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup and never simply “creamy soup.” In case you actually dislike Swiss Cheese, nevertheless, you could substitute it for cheddar or half cheddar, half mozzarella.  You’ll nonetheless have a scrumptious creamy soup, even when its not Chicken Cordon Bleu soup :).   I additionally advocate buying your Swiss Cheese on the deli counter in a single eight oz. block. This manner you’ll be able to shred it your self and it’ll soften a lot better.
    • BABY SWISS has a extra delicate taste.
    • REGULAR SWISS has a stronger, extra distinct taste. It’s as much as you and your Swiss cheese love which you want to use.   You can too begin with much less cheese and add extra to style.
  • Croutons:  The croutons are optionally available however extremely beneficial.  They’re so tantalizing all on their very own, it was exhausting to go away any for the soup!  The croutons imitate the breading on Chicken Cordon Bleu and add a splendid contrasting crunch.
  • Onion:  You possibly can substitute the onion with 1 teaspoon onion powder.
  • Garlic Cloves:  You possibly can substitute the garlic with 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup

  • Potatoes:  I wish to serve this Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup with potatoes as a result of I historically serve Chicken Cordon Bleu with mashed potatoes, it additionally provides the soup extra substance.  You possibly can substitute the potatoes, nevertheless, with further/totally different vegges or wild rice (cooked individually).
  • Chicken Broth:  Take care your hen broth is low sodium in any other case your soup may be too salty.
  • Half and Half:  I typically don’t maintain half and half available, however hold heavy cream available.  In the event you’re like me, you’ll be able to substitute the half and half with half cream and half milk. For a more healthy various chances are you’ll substitute the half and half with evaporated milk combined with 1 tablespoon cornstarch.
  • Salt to Style.  Historically, I like to provide a selected salt quantity in any other case the soup can style bland.  With this Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup, nevertheless, you’ll need to salt to style as a result of the saltiness of the soup will rely upon how salty your ham is.  In case you assume your soup is lacking one thing – it’s in all probability salt!   As an alternative of including solely salt to style, I wish to first add some hen bouillon, style, then see if the soup nonetheless wants salt. 

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup

Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup is your favourite entree all wrapped up in creamy soup type with out all of the tedious layering or rolling! This luxuriously wealthy and creamy soup recipe can’t get any simpler or extra scrumptious!  It is loaded with juicy hen, salty ham, Swish Cheese, hearty veggies and crunchy croutons for a comforting soup destined to turn into a brand new household favourite!  

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Components

  • three tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • half giant onion chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • four garlic cloves minced
  • 1/three cup flour
  • 6 cups low sodium hen broth
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups cooked and cubed ham
  • 2 cups shredded Rotisserie hen
  • 1 russet potato peeled and chopped into ½” cubes
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley or 1 tablespoon recent
  • 1/2 tsp EACH dried oregano, dried thyme
  • 1/four tsp EACH purple pepper flakes, pepper

Add later:

  • 2 cups (eight oz.) Swiss cheese shredded
  • salt to style (I sub half hen bouillon)
  • chopped parsley optionally available

Croutons

  • four cups cubed French bread
  • three tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/eight teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of salt

Elements

  • three tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • half giant onion chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • four garlic cloves minced
  • 1/three cup flour
  • 6 cups low sodium hen broth
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups cooked and cubed ham
  • 2 cups shredded Rotisserie hen
  • 1 russet potato peeled and chopped into ½” cubes
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley or 1 tablespoon recent
  • 1/2 tsp EACH dried oregano, dried thyme
  • 1/four tsp EACH pink pepper flakes, pepper

Add later:

  • 2 cups (eight oz.) Swiss cheese shredded
  • salt to style (I sub half hen bouillon)
  • chopped parsley non-compulsory

Croutons

  • four cups cubed French bread
  • three tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/eight teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of salt

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Directions

  1. Soften butter in 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium warmth in a big Dutch oven/soup pot. Improve warmth to medium excessive and add onions, carrots and celery and sauté for five minutes. Add garlic and prepare dinner 30 seconds. Sprinkle in flour and prepare dinner, whereas stirring, a further 2 minutes.

  2. Flip warmth to low and stir in hen, ham and potatoes. Add hen broth. Whisk cornstarch with half and half (you possibly can whisk with as little as 1/2 cup milk, simply sufficient so it dissolves) and add to pot. Stir in Dijon, bay leaves and all seasonings.

  3. Improve warmth to excessive, cowl pot and convey to a boil. Take away lid and scale back warmth to a mild simmer till potatoes are fork tender, about 15 minutes, stirring sometimes.

  4. Take away from warmth and stir in Swiss Cheese till melted.

  5. Style and add salt and pepper to style (salt will rely upon how salty your ham was to start out with). Add further half and half for a much less “chunky” soup if desired and heat via.

  6. Garnish particular person servings with croutons and recent parsley (non-compulsory).

CROUTONS

  1. Whereas the soup is simmering make your croutons. Preheat oven to 400 levels F levels. Add bread to a foil lined baking sheet (for straightforward clear up). Drizzle with olive oil and season with garlic powder and salt. Toss till evenly coated then unfold into a good layer on baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or till golden.

Recipe Notes

  • Chicken:   This recipe calls for two cups shredded rotisserie hen.. Alternatively, you my substitute the shredded hen with 1 pound raw hen breasts chopped into chew measurement items.  Warmth 1 tablespoon olive oil in a big Dutch oven/soup pot over medium excessive warmth. Add hen and prepare dinner till virtually cooked by means of. Take away to a plate then add again to soup when hen known as for
  • Ham:  You should use leftover ham OR go to your deli counter and ask for about 1/2 pound ham sliced into 1/four” slices.  Now, all you have to do is slice the ham the other direction to create cubes.
  • Swiss Cheese:  The Swiss cheese adds the sharp, tangy velvety goodness and is essential for Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup and not just “creamy soup.” Should you actually dislike Swiss Cheese, nevertheless, you could substitute it for cheddar or half cheddar, half mozzarella.  You’ll nonetheless have a scrumptious creamy soup, even when its not Chicken Cordon Bleu soup :).   I additionally advocate buying your Swiss Cheese on the deli counter in a single eight oz. block. This manner you possibly can shred it your self and it’ll soften a lot better.
    • BABY SWISS has a extra delicate taste.
    • REGULAR SWISS has a stronger, extra distinct taste. It’s as much as you and your Swiss cheese love which you want to use.   You can too begin with much less cheese and add extra to style.
  • Croutons:  The croutons are elective however extremely really helpful.  They’re so tantalizing all on their very own, it was arduous to go away any for the soup!  The croutons imitate the breading on Chicken Cordon Bleu and add a splendid contrasting crunch.
  • Onion:  You possibly can substitute the onion with 1 teaspoon onion powder.
  • Garlic Cloves:  You’ll be able to substitute the garlic with 1 half teaspoons onion powder.
  • Potatoes:  I wish to serve this Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup with potatoes as a result of I historically serve Chicken Cordon Bleu with mashed potatoes, it additionally provides the soup extra substance.  You possibly can substitute the potatoes, nevertheless, with further/totally different vegges or wild rice (cooked individually).
  • Chicken Broth:  Take care your hen broth is low sodium in any other case your soup may be too salty
  • Half and Half:  I typically do not maintain half and half available, however hold heavy cream available.  Should you’re like me, you’ll be able to substitute the half and half with half cream and half milk. For a more healthy various chances are you’ll substitute the half and half with evaporated milk combined with 1 tablespoon cornstarch.
  • Salt to Style.  Historically, I like to provide a selected salt quantity in any other case the soup can style bland.  With this Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup, nevertheless, you’ll need to salt to style as a result of the saltiness of the soup will depend upon how salty your ham is.  In case you assume your soup is lacking one thing – it’s in all probability salt!   As an alternative of including solely salt to style, I wish to first add some hen bouillon, style, then see if the soup nonetheless wants salt. 

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