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.


46 thoughts on “Country Chicken Soup

  1. 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


  2. 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.


  3. 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.


  4. 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


  5. 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!


  6. 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!!!!


  7. 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


  8. 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.


  9. 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!xoxo


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