Friday, August 12, 2011

Country Chicken Soup

I know that not everyone finds soup inviting in triple degree temperatures.  Many perceive soup as something to enjoy only in the cooler months.  Not me!  I am a soup lover and it invites me to enjoy bowl after bowl, all year long.

I have been making this country chicken soup for many years.  I have no idea where the recipe came from and it never fails me.  This soup is simple, flavorful and delicious.

Country Chicken Soup
Serves 4-6

1/2 stick butter
2 medium onions chopped
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon curry powder
3 cups chicken stock or broth
1 cup chopped small red potatoes
1 carrot chopped
1 stalk celery chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon sage or poultry seasoning
2 cups cubed chicken
1-1/2 cups half n' half
1-10 ounce frozen chopped spinach(thawed) or 1/2 bunch fresh 
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Saute onion in butter until clear.

Stir in flour and curry powder.  Cook 2-3 minutes, constantly stirring.

Add broth, potatoes, carrots, celery, parsley and sage.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to simmer and cover for 10 minutes.

Add chicken, half n' half and spinach.  Simmer another 5-7 minutes.

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Jennifurla said...

This is what I have been craving with my sick belly, love it.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Soup is what I'm having right now for lunch!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Chicken soup looks awesome and inviting. Excellent preparation.

Hamaree Rasoi

Red Couch Recipes said...

I am like you, I love soup anytime. This is a very different recipe from my chicken soup -- butter, half and half, spinach, and potatoes. I have one of those dratted summer colds -- this would be perfect. Joni

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

It certainly looks beautiful and fresh - with air conditioning such a way of life, there's no reason we can't have hot soup year round.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I can always have soup, I have copied this to my recipe file it looks delicious. Thanks Diane

From the Kitchen said...

We are year around soup eaters. After all we do enjoy an air conditioned environment!! This looks delicious. There's nothing better than chicken soup no matter the weather.


Kat said...

Nice take on homemade chicken soup. I make my own a lot in the winter months, and so ready for a big pot of it. I think I would love to give this one a try. Looks and sounds delicious and good for what ails ya! Thanks.

Chris said...

I fall in the category of "soup in the fall/winter" but I definitely will keep this one on file for when those first chilly winds crawl across Tennessee this fall.

Pierce said...

Soup is for year rounbd...always a good lunch, a good starter and so wanted when you are ill. Perfect.

That Girl said...

We had soup last night! It's for more than just winter!

Sue/the view from great island said...

I love soup any time of the year, too, but actually there's a little nip in the air around here these days, so this soup is just what I'm starting to think about making. I like the curry and the spinach in this one.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

It looks wonderful and hearty. I have never had curry in chicken soup before. I bet it adds a little extra flavor that people can't figure out. Saving this one for sure.

kitchen flavours said...

Your soup looks wonderful and delicious! Bookmarking this! Thanks for sharing! Have a lovely weekend!

Katy ~ said...

I'm with you, scoop me a bowlful!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I could go for year-round soup enjoying, however hubby is a die hard cool-weather-only soup eater. =(
I have tagged this one for our first cool snap! Have a great weekend. Tanna

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

We eat soup year-around too. Love the bit of curry in this Velva.

tasteofbeirut said...

This soup looks just delicious! Will remember the curry seasoning, and the addition of half-and-half!

TKW said...

Thank you for this! Mama hasn't much appetite lately and I think this will tempt her! I'm giving it a try!

Big Dude said...

Great looking soup Velva

Rambling Tart said...

I'm a huge fan of homemade soup ANY time. :-) In fact, we're having chicken soup tonight!! YUM! :-)

Parsley Sage said...

Yummy soup! Perfect for ANY season :)

Raina said...

This sounds great! I cannot wait to try it:)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I do love soup too but usually only in cooler weather or when I'm sick. I hope it doesn't take either for me to try this wonderful recipe! The seasonings sound delicious.

Angie's Recipes said...

A perfect, soothing soup for the rainy days we have here!

Gloria said...

Look delicious! gloria

Kim said...

I'm a fan of eating whatever your heart feels like, no matter the time of year. This looks beautiful!

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This soup perfectly fits on cold weather.

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Kitchen Belleicious said...

Chicken soup is the all time comfort food in my book. Nothing bets it and this recipe, your version, looks amazing~! I can just see the flavors

merrilymarylee said...

This is odd... one day our power went out after a storm, so I went to a neighborhood restaurant where they had something called "Southern Soup" as the Daily Special. I thought it was wonderful but had no idea how to make it myself and I've gone back a couple of times in hopes that they'd have it again. No success.

The chef had used collards instead of spinach but other than that, this sounds close enough. THANKS!

Care's Kitchen said...

Yes! I too make & eat soup all year long! It's so healthy and delicious I can't give it up... plus I live in air conditioning so when I'm inside I can pretent it's cool outside! This bowl looks stunning!!!!

Julie said...

I'm a year round soup person too...this one looks amazing :)

Dentists 90048 said...

I like soup all the time too! This sounds like a great one... I've actually never tried to make my own, but I am definitely going to have to change that asap.

teresa said...

this looks so hearty and packed with all things delicious!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Oooo, this looks delicious, I love the addition of the curry, half & half, and butter! Like you, I love soup and could eat it all year round!

Have a great week and happy cooking!


Heavenly Housewife said...

I have actually never made soup from scratch. This looks so good. On a rainy day like today, a bowl of your chicken soup would totally hit the spot!
*kisses* HH

Chef Fresco said...

I agree w. you. Soup can be enjoyed any time of the year! This chicken soup looks delicious. Do you make much gazpacho? I've never made it but have always wanted to give it a shot.

Rug Cleaning Santa Monica said...

Yummy! This looks so good... I love making soups in the fall, really excited to try this one!

Sandi said...

that looks amazing Velva!! I am definitely going to try it!!

Prims and Annies said...

I have copied the soup recipe...looks awesome. We love soup all year too.

blackbookkitchendiaries said...

wow! i cant wait to try this out. thank you for sharing this.

My Little Space said... very comforting soup!

khushi said...

thats a really yummy preparation....light and delicious
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Elisabeth said...

Velva-where was your delicious soup when I needed it?...I wish I would have seen this recipe when I got the weird pinched nerve...I could have made your yummy soup assisting my granddaughter, age 9 to make this.
Honestly, this is the first chicken soup that is so unusual with the curry powder, and the poultry seasoning. It is hardy, pretty, and oh, so delicious!
A must make for me!

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Anonymous said...

I tried this soup and not a drop left. its so yummy!

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