I love soup. Love it. If I find a favorite soup I will eat it for a week straight before MAYBE finding another soup to try. That being said there are a handful of food establishments that serve phenomenal soup, but they are soups that I can’t get the recipe for.
I went way outside of my comfort zone and decided that I had to try to make a soup I had recently, as I knew I couldn’t only eat it once every couple of months when it was available. This soup is full of yummy chicken, carrots, onion, celery, and jalapenos. I personally find it perfect for a cold winter day. Pair it with some crescent rolls and you have yourself a perfect snow day meal!
What you need:
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
1 large chicken breast, cut into chunks
2 tablespoons butter
4 jalapenos, diced
1 cup celery, diced
1 cup carrot, diced
1 small onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon garlic powder
¼ cup flour
4 cups chicken stock
2 bay leaves
1 package crescent rolls
What you do:
- Heat olive oil in soup pot over medium heat. Season salt & pepper over chicken chunks and add to pot. Cook about five minutes or until cooked through, set aside.
- Add butter to pot and melt. Add jalapeno, celery, carrot, onion and garlic. Cook until tender (about five minutes). Add thyme and garlic powder, stir until fragrant.
- Mix flour into veggies, coating everything, and stir about a minute. Add chicken stock, chicken and bay leaf. Mix everything together, and cook 3-4 minutes.
- Stir in half and half and heat through.
- Add salt, pepper or other spices as needed. This is kind of where I messed up because I was winging it so I can’t say for sure how much more I added (sorry)! You just don’t want it to taste very chicken brothy. The heat isn’t too much, so we’re thinking of adding a little bit of cayenne next time around.Play around with it, that’s half the fun of cooking!Allow to simmer, covered, about 15-20 minutes, letting all flavors really settle
- While soup simmer, cook crescent rolls according to package
- Serve soup with rolls – enjoy!
Questions or comments, let me know – I’d love to hear from you (especially if I have forgotten something here, or you have something to add!)