Sunday, February 2, 2020

Chicken BLT Soup #OurFamilyTable

All the wonderful flavors of your favorite sandwich in soup form.  Life is very, very good.


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I found this recipe in an issue of Cuisine at Home and slightly adapted it to fit my pantry and ingredients.  I was intrigued by this recipe as I love Chicken BLT sandwiches and was curious as to how the lettuce would work in this soup.  I was so pleasantly surprised as I'm sure you will be too.


Start off by dicing and cooking a pound of bacon.  You could skimp and use store bought diced bacon but then you wouldn't have the opportunity to use the drippings for frying your veggies and chicken which adds such a wonderful depth of flavor to this soup.


When your chicken is seared and the vegetables and wine have deglazed your skillet it all goes into the slow cooker along with some broth.  Now you can go run errands or catch up on some reading or housework or take a nap.  You have a couple of hours free before you remove the chicken from the slow cooker and cut it into bite size pieces.  Return the chicken to the pot along with some diced tomatoes.  Right before serving stir in your lettuce.


Top with croutons and bacon bits and enjoy.........



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Yield: 8 Servings
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Chicken BLT Soup

Chicken BLT Soup

prep time: 30 Mcook time: 2 hourtotal time: 2 H & 30 M
All the wonderful flavors of your favorite sandwich in soup form.

ingredients:

  • 1 lb. bacon, diced
  • 5 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 sweet onion, chunked
  • 2 stalks celery, chunked
  • 2 carrots, scraped and chunked
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 3 (15 oz) cans chicken broth
  • 1 (15 oz) can tomatoes with juices
  • 1 head Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 6 cups croutons

instructions:

How to cook Chicken BLT Soup

  1. Cook bacon in large skillet over med heat until crisp.  Remove to a paper towel lined bowl and set aside.  Drain all but 2 Tablespoons of drippings from the skillet.
  2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.  Turn heat to high and sear chicken on both sides, about 4-5 minutes.  Remove from skillet and place into crock of slow cooker.
  3. While chicken is searing, place the onion, carrots, celery and garlic into the bowl of a food processor.  Pulse until minced.  Add to the skillet, reducing heat to medium high.  Cook, stirring until liquid evaporates, about 6 minutes.  Add the broth to the pan and cook stirring and scraping up any browned bits stuck to the bottom of the skillet, until boiling.  Pour over the chicken in the slow cooker, cover and cook on low for 1 1/2-2 hrs.
  4. Remove chicken from slow cooker and cut into bite size pieces. Return to slow cooker along with the tomatoes and their juices.  Stir in the Romaine lettuce.
  5. Top each serving with croutons and the reserved bacon.

NOTES:

Adapted from a recipe found in Cuisine at Home, Issue #91
Calories
581.02
Fat (grams)
31.37
Sat. Fat (grams)
10.10
Carbs (grams)
32.99
Fiber (grams)
4.49
Net carbs
28.50
Sugar (grams)
9.46
Protein (grams)
41.87
Sodium (milligrams)
1855.17
Cholesterol (grams)
145.50
Created using The Recipes Generator



16 comments:

  1. I was so looking forward to seeing this recipe! I can't wait to try it!

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  2. That looks crazy good. We are so looking forward to trying this during this winter.

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  3. Oh man this sounds so good! Like a BLT but in soup form. Awesome

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  4. A winter version of a summer favorite. Genius!

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  5. What a creative soup! I can't wait to try it!

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  6. Interesting soup! I'm sure I would love it too as I do love BLT's.

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  7. I love it when people re-work a classic into something new. Love BLT flavors!

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  8. Croutons in the soup? That sounds interesting!

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