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Hearty potato, bacon & chicken Soup December 13, 2008

Filed under: Soups — obsidian @ 6:07 am
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This is a recipe for a thick creamy soup. If you are not a meat eater, you can leave out the meat. I like to make a big pot of soup and freeze some.

Ingredients:
4 large Potatoes
1/2 a Medium Onion
2 Cloves Garlic
600 ml Light (Reduced fat) Cream
4 finely chopped Chicken Breasts/Thighs)
1/4 Cup Fresh Chives
4 Rashers Bacon
2 Cobs Fresh Corn (or 1 cup Frozen/Tinned Corn)
Salt and pepper to taste

Method:
1). Take the skin off the Chicken (if it has skin on), and finely chop them and the Bacon. Toss these into a large soup pot with just a touch of oil, and begin to fry these meats.
2). Finely chop the Onion, and chop the potatoes into quarters (For a faster cooking soup, cut the potato as if you were making potato salad – bite sized pieces) and add those to the pot. Continue frying.
3). Cut the corn off the cobb (or use frozen/tinned kernels). Finely chop the Garlic and chives, and add those and the corn to the pot when the meats and onion have browned (Garlic cooks quicker than Onion and you don’t want to burn it).
4). After a few moments (Don’t let the corn or Garlic burn), add approx 4 cups of water (enough to cover the ingredients), and simmer this for around 2 hours.
5). Add the Cream, Salt and pepper and simmer for about 5 minutes. I like to leave the soup with some lumps in it, rather than a pureed slop. So I make sure I leave it chunky.

When done enjoy a bowl with some nice crusty bread, and then pour the extra soup into containers to freeze or leave in the fridge for the next day (it will last a couple of days – depending on how fresh your meats and cream was).

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One Response to “Hearty potato, bacon & chicken Soup”

  1. Erik Says:

    You gotta love a recipe that has potatoes, bacon and onion! All great staple foods on their own, and they work wonderfully together.
    I like to use leeks in my potato soup if I have any; they are slightly milder and pair up with potatoes even better.


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