We’ve already established how much I love Jason’s Deli. Well, this soup is another item they have that I love almost as much as their muffins. When I was searching around for a similar recipe, I wound up finding two. One was made from scratch and kinda high in fat, while the other was uber simple (10 minutes to make it – TOTAL) and low fat. I decided to make both and see how they compared. In end all taste-testers (which would be me and Brandon) agreed that the made from scratch version was better, but the other version was definitely still good and the fact that it was so simple and also low in fat made up for the taste discrepancies.
In the end, I’ll be keeping both of these in my recipe arsenal and choose based on how much time I have to make dinner. Both versions were very hearty and filling. I was actually amazed that I could be filled up from soup! I’ve listed peas, carrots and corn, but I’ve also made this with green beans instead of peas. You can put in whatever vegetables you like. And just like Jason’s I put a square of puff pastry on top. So good!
Chicken Pot Pie Soup – from scratch
adapted from Food.com
Dinner | Servings: 4
Prep time: 30 min | Cook time: 20 min | Total time: 50 min
- 2 cups peeled, cubed potatoes
- 2 cups chicken broth, divided
- 1 cup chopped carrots
- 2 tsp. olive oil, divided
- 8 oz. boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed (about 2 cups)*
- 6 tbsp. butter, divided
- 1 medium onion, chopped (about 1/2 – 2/3 cup)
- 1 garlic clove, minced or 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tbsp. chicken bouillon, ground up
- 1 tbsp. fresh chopped thyme or 3/4 tsp. dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 1/2 cup flour
- 4 cups milk
- 1 can (15 oz.) green peas, drained**
- 1 can (15 oz.) corn, drained**
- Puff pastry dough (I use Pillsbury Crescent Recipe Creations)
*If you want to save some time, I like this pre-cooked chicken.
**You can use frozen corn/peas instead of canned. Cook the still frozen vegetables along with the carrots instead of adding them at the end.
- Put potatoes in a pot with 1 cup of chicken broth and enough water to cover them. At the same time, put your carrots in a pot with enough water to cover them. Cover and cook both vegetables until fork tender, about 15-20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, heat up 1 teaspoon of oil in a large dutch oven or pot over medium heat. Add half of the cubed chicken to the pan and cook until no longer pink, about 5-10 minutes (depending on how big you cut the pieces of chicken). Transfer the cooked chicken to a plate. Heat the other teaspoon of oil and cook the remaining chicken. Add it to the plate and set aside. If there is any liquid/oil left in the pot, pour it out.
- Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in the pot. Add the onions and saute over medium heat until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
- Add the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter. Once it melts add the garlic, bouillon, thyme, pepper, flour and 1 cup chicken broth. Stir until smooth.
Gradually whisk in the milk. Cook over medium heat until it boils. Simmer, stirring constantly, for a few minutes until it thickens.
Note: If the soup gets too thick for your liking, add in more chicken broth. If it’s too thin for your liking, try adding about 1/4 cup more flour or cook it longer to let some liquid evaporate.
Stir in the chicken and vegetables. Turn the heat to medium-low and cook, covered, (or uncovered if you want to thicken it more) while you bake the puff pastry.
- Roll out your pastry dough about 1/4 inch thick and cut into 3×3 inch squares. Bake in 375 degree oven for 7-10 minutes, until puffy and slightly browned on top.
- Add salt and pepper to the soup, to taste. Serve with puff pastry on top.
Chicken Pot Pie Soup – The uber easy way
adapted from Allrecipes.com
Dinner | Servings: 4
Prep time: 15 min | Cook time: 10 min | Total time: 10 min
- 2 cups cooked cubed chicken (If you want to save time, I recommend pre-cooked chicken)
- 2 cans condensed cream of potato
- 1 can condensed cream of chicken
- 1 can corn, drained
- 1 can peas, drained
- 1 can carrots, drained
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- Puff pastry dough (optional if you are trying to keep it low fat)
- In large pot, combine all ingredients and heat through, about 10 minutes.
- Roll out your pastry dough about 1/4 inch thick and cut into 3×3 inch squares. Bake in 375 degree oven for 7-10 minutes, until puffy and slightly browned on top. Serve on top of soup.