Easy Chicken and Mushroom Soup Recipe

Chicken and mushroom soup recipe.This easy chicken and mushroom soup recipe is a classic base. It's a quick, flavorful, and healthy dish that works as a heartier meal or as an appetizer.

Alter this recipe any way you see fit. Add chili powder and tomatoes for something spicy, or throw in some half and half for a creamy mushroom soup. If you want to keep it simple, just add some sliced carrots or other vegetables and you're good to go!

Recommended mushrooms: Cremini mushrooms, but white buttons, oyster, or shiitake also work well.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb fresh mushrooms, chopped
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into small pieces
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 3 tbsp dry sherry
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Chopped parsley

Clean the mushrooms with a damp cloth and slice them into medium-sized pieces.

Heat 2 tbsp olive oil over medium-high heat in a large pot. Sauté the cut pieces of chicken until cooked through, about 4 to 5 minutes.

Remove the chicken and add 1 tbsp olive oil, the chopped garlic, the chopped onion, and any other spices you desire. Cook until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.

Remove the onion mixture (you can put it in the same bowl as the chicken) and add the chopped mushrooms. Sauté the mushrooms until they've browned, about 5 minutes.

Now put the onion mixture and chicken back in the pot and cook for another 3 minutes. Add the sherry and chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Let the soup simmer for another 3 to 5 minutes, make sure it heats up well before you serve it.

Garnish with parsley and add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with bread. Delicious!

 

Variations:

  • A few tsp of hot pepper flakes will spice things up, but only add a little at a time.
  • Use leeks instead of onion, and white wine instead of sherry.
  • Other additions to make this chicken mushroom soup more flavorful are sage, thyme, nutmeg, and/or a bay leaf.
  • Add some chopped carrots, tomatoes, or other vegetables for a heartier soup.
  • Mix up your meats. Add slices of pork or beef, or replace the chicken altogether (kinda defeats the purpose of a chicken soup recipe but it could still be a great base). As always, try to buy the most humanely raised meats that you can afford!

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