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Creamy-extra cheesy chicken and paprika soup(one pot).

Extra cheesy and creamy chicken paprika soup, dinner can be as simple as making a pot of this delicious soup with a hint of heat. now all you need is a few slices of crunchy french bread and dinner is served.

Dinner doesn’t need to be elaborate, it can be simple as this extra cheesy-creamy chicken and corn soup assembled and cooked in a single pot. 

With shredded chicken, corn, finely chopped red peppers with a hint of spice from green chilies and paprika, it’s a filling dinner that can easily feed a cheese-loving family like mine. 

No canned food used to make the cheesy chicken soup.

For the recipe, I have not used a single canned or preserved item, everything that you see here is made from scratch, the heavy cream to the chicken broth.

You might think that I would have used multiple pans to make individual components of the soup but I haven’t and I’ll show you how to do it economically without making the kind of kitchen mess you’ll dread cleaning after a tired day at work.

And that’s the goal of this cheesy chicken soup, to keep it simple, to feed a few hungry mouths, avoid eating out and have a good home cooked dinner.

Is it healthy?

Well, there’s cheese, there’s heavy cream which might be a problem for weight watchers but sometimes the kids get tired with the usual meals, they want something cheesy or fast food copy cat meals which in turn look like this extra creamy and cheesy soup. 

I don’t actually feel guilty serving the cheesy soup because the kids enjoyed it and any leftover soup was my breakfast.

Extra cheesy and creamy chicken paprika soup, dinner can be as simple as making a pot of this delicious soup with a hint of heat. now all you need is a few slices of crunchy french bread and dinner is served-islandsmile.org

Can I make cheesy chicken soup with store-bought ingredients?

Yes you can but I would really like you to try making the soup from scratch, I’ll even give you the workflow and how I got the cheesy soup made, way before 5.00 p.m and all I had to do was heat it at dinner time.

But if you still want to make the soup using store-bought ingredients, then here’s what you need to buy.

1/canned sweet corn

2/heavy cream 

3/chicken broth carton(these are not available in Sri Lanka), you can replace it with a chicken stock cube.

You are using 1/2 a chicken to make the cheesy soup what did you do with the other half?

Half a chicken shredded is more than enough for the soup as there are other ingredients in it.

The other half was used in the morning, I made a chicken pasta for the kids to take to school.

Extra cheesy and creamy chicken paprika soup, dinner can be as simple as making a pot of this delicious soup with a hint of heat. now all you need is a few slices of crunchy french bread and dinner is served-islandsmile.org

Workflow to make cheesy chicken soup.

The soup comes together in 4 stages

1/making the broth.

2/making the heavy cream.

3/making the rue.

4/making the soup.

By keeping all the ingredients ready, cooking the soup become much easier, so keep the cheese shredded and the bell pepper and green chillies chopped.

I started making the soup at 3 p:m,

First I boiled the chicken and corn in a pan of water, the same water I used for the soup in place of chicken broth. Once I shredded the chicken, I left the chicken bone and used it to flavor the soup, removed the bone just before I added the cheese. 

Then I continued as written in the recipe.

Extra cheese was added just before I warmed the soup for dinner. you can use french bread to scoop up the soup or regular sandwich bread whichever is available. Skip the bread if you feel the cheesy soup is filling enough.

How to make substitute heavy cream for the soup?

Keep in mind the following substitute can’t be used to make whipping cream.
The one I make here is basically a cooking cream if you want the heavy cream to be thicker, keep it refrigerated for a day or two but I’ve used it just a few hours after I made it with great results in giving the chicken soup a creamy texture.

 

Method

In to a microwavable bowl, pour in 2/3 cup whole milk warm for 30 seconds. let it cool for 2-3 minutes but while it is still warm add 1/3 cup butter(at room temperature) to the milk and mix in one direction for at least 5 minutes until you see a slight thickening. again I would like to mention, do not use the recipe to make whipping cream.
 

 

 

recipe-Creamy-extra cheesy chicken and paprika soup(one pot).

 
Please make sure to read the recipe instructions carefully to avoid mistakes.

Ingredients

Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.

7 cups of water

1/2 chicken breast

2 corn cobs

2 green chillies

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1 large red pepper chopped fine

For the rue

1/4 cup butter

1/4 cup flour

For the heavy cream

2/3 milk

1/3 margarine

1 cup cheddar cheese

1 teaspoon thyme

salt to season

1 teaspoon of lime juice(optional)

Extra cheese 1/4 cup or less

Method

Before you begin making the soup, chop, slice shred all the ingredients necessary for the soup.

In to a large pan pour in 6-7 cups of water, to this add the cleaned corn cobs and the chicken breast, season with salt and boil until corn is tender, by this time, the chicken will also be cooked. 45 minutes.

Once the corn and chicken breast cools, take them out of the pan, save the water you boiled them in, cut the corn off the cob and shred the chicken into fine pieces. set them aside.

Strain the water which you boiled the chicken and corn into a jug, be careful when you do this, I would suggest placing the jug in the sink and straining the water, this way even if you spill, there’s no cleanup involved.

Making the rue

Place the same large pan over low fire, add the butter and leave it to melt, add flour gradually while constantly stirring the butter and flour, until a thick paste without lumps form.

To the rue, gradually pour in the water while constantly stirring.

Once you’ve poured in the water, add the green chillies, shredded chicken, corn and the red bell peppers. leave it to simmer for 20 minutes over medium heat.

Pour in the heavy cream to the soup, followed by shredded cheese paprika and thyme, reduce fire to low and let the soup cook until the cheese melts and makes a creamy thick soup.

Taste and check if you need to season with salt, add lime juice if you prefer a bit of tang to the soup.

Just before serving, add extra cheese and let it melt into the soup while you are warming the soup.

Serve with crusty french bread.

 

CREAMY-EXTRA CHEESY CHICKEN AND PAPRIKA SOUP(ONE POT).

 

EXTRA CHEESY AND CREAMY CHICKEN PAPRIKA SOUP, DINNER CAN BE AS SIMPLE AS MAKING A POT OF THIS DELICIOUS SOUP WITH A HINT OF HEAT. NOW ALL YOU NEED IS A FEW SLICES OF CRUNCHY FRENCH BREAD AND DINNER IS SERVED.

Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.

7 cups of water

1/2 chicken breast

2 corn cobs

2 green chillies

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1 large red pepper chopped fine

For the rue

1/4 cup butter

1/4 cup flour

For the heavy cream

2/3 cup milk

1/3 cup margarine

1 cup cheddar cheese

1 teaspoon thyme

salt to season

1 teaspoon of lime juice(optional)

Extra cheese 1/4 cup or less

 

Before you begin making the soup, chop, slice shred all the ingredients necessary for the soup.

In to a large pan pour in 6-7 cups of water, to this add the cleaned corn cobs and the chicken breast, season with salt and boil until corn is tender, by this time, the chicken will also be cooked. 45 minutes.

Once the corn and chicken breast cools, take them out of the pan, save the water you boiled them in, cut the corn off the cob and shred the chicken into fine pieces. set them aside.

Strain the water which you boiled the chicken and corn into a jug, be careful when you do this, I would suggest placing the jug in the sink and straining the water, this way even if you spill, there’s no cleanup involved.

Making the rue.

Place the same large pan over low fire, add the butter and leave it to melt, add flour gradually while constantly stirring the butter and flour, until a thick paste without lumps form.

To the rue, gradually pour in the water while constantly stirring.

Once you’ve poured in the water, add the green chillies, shredded chicken, corn and the red bell peppers. leave it to simmer for 20 minutes over medium heat.

Once you’ve poured in the water, add the green chillies, shredded chicken, corn and the red bell peppers. leave it to simmer for 20 minutes over medium heat.

Taste and check if you need to season with salt, add lime juice if you prefer a bit of tang to the soup.

Just before serving, add extra cheese and let it melt into the soup while you are warming the soup.

Serve with crusty french bread.

 

WORKFLOW TO MAKE CHEESY CHICKEN SOUP.

The soup comes together in 4 stages
1/making the broth.
2/making the heavy cream.
3/making the rue.
4/making the soup.
 
By keeping all the ingredients ready, cooking the soup become much easier, so keep the cheese shredded and the bell pepper and green chillies chopped.
 
I started making the soup at 3 p:m,
First I boiled the chicken and corn in a pan of water, the same water I used for the soup in place of chicken broth. Once I shredded the chicken, I left the chicken bone and used it to flavor the soup, removed the bone just before I added the cheese. 
 
Then I continued as written in the recipe. 
Extra cheese was added just before I warmed the soup for dinner. you can use french bread to scoop up the soup or regular sandwich bread whichever is available. Skip the bread if you feel the cheesy soup is filling enough.

HOW TO MAKE SUBSTITUTE HEAVY CREAM FOR THE SOUP?

Keep in mind the following substitute can’t be used to make whipping cream.
The one I make here is basically a cooking cream if you want the heavy cream to be thicker, keep it refrigerated for a day or two but I’ve used it just a few hours after I made it with great results in giving the chicken soup a creamy texture.

METHOD

In to a microwavable bowl, pour in 2/3 cup whole milk warm for 30 seconds. let it cool for 2-3 minutes but while it is still warm add 1/3 cup butter(at room temperature) to the milk and mix in one direction for at least 5 minutes until you see a slight thickening. again I would like to mention, do not use the recipe to make whipping cream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extra cheesy and creamy chicken paprika soup, dinner can be as simple as making a pot of this delicious soup with a hint of heat. now all you need is a few slices of crunchy french bread and dinner is served-islandsmile.org

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