Creamy and heart healthy chicken mushroom soup with garlic and onion flavor, this is the soup for comforting and warming when the weather is down too.
Ingredients are quite simple, just chicken, mushroom and a few herbs that available in most kitchen. For those who want dairy free, replace heavy cream with coconut cream or just skip them and add a few extra spoons of flour. Sure, it’s be a bit less creamy, but the thick texture should be fine.
For those who don’t want to use flour, try gelatin as the thickening agent, or use ground cauliflower. Also, adding some good sherry at the end will enhance the taste a lot, so find the best one you could have.
Now, some broth’s brands might contain different amount of salt and all. Same thing for butter, so adjust seasoning salt and pepper to your taste bud. Go light on the salt every time, and add more at the very final step.
- 1 chicken breast with rib meat or 3 drum sticks
- 8 oz mushroom
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 shallot onion
- 1 sweet onion
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 2 Tbsp sherry
- 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 Tbsp flour
- 1 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1 sprig parsley
- dried thyme, rosemary or desired herb
- salt and pepper to taste
- Chicken: if using drum sticks, remove skin and bones. Cut into small chunks/cubes.
- Mushroom: wash, slice half, chop the other half.
- Garlic: crush
- Sweet onion and shallot: dice
- Parsley: wash and tie with cotton string.
- Melt 1 tablespoon butter in your stockpot, then add shallot. Stir till soft and giving aroma.
- Add sweet onion and saute till translucent and soft.
- Now add the chopped half of mushroom and the tied sprig of parsley.
- Stir and saute till mushroom is soften, now add 2 cups of chicken broth and bring to boil.
- When boil, remove from heat. Remove the sprig of parsley and discard.
- Pour the cooked broth/mushroom into blender, close cover and carefully blend.
- In the same stock pot, melt 1 Tbsp of butter and add garlic. Stir till golden brown.
- Add chicken cubes, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, thyme and any herb you desire into pot.
- Depend on the kind of broth/butter you are using, adjust and sprinkle in some salt and pepper onto chicken as well. Stir to saute for 3 to 4 minutes.
- Now add the slice mushroom and 1 cups broth then bring to boil.
- When boil, add the blended mushroom/onion earlier into pot, adjust heat to simmer.
- After simmering for 10 to 15 minutes, re-season to adjust to taste.
- Whisk flour with 1 cup broth to mix, pour over chicken while stirring the content inside stock pot.
- Ad the soup getting thicker, add heavy cream and sherry. Adjust season if need.
- Remove from heat and sprinkle with some extra pepper.