Cheesy Chicken Soup
Cheesy Chicken Soup is incredibly delicious. It’s a wonderful soup that’s always been one of our favorites. I cook off a whole chicken and use all the meat and the broth from cooking the chicken as the base. Then I add mixed veggies, carrots, celery, onions, and red potatoes. After all the veggies are cooked I add in a can each of cream of celery and cream of chicken soups, and velveeta cheese. It doesn’t take long, yet it’s so delicious.
While this recipe can’t be considered healthy because it uses processed soups and cheese, this recipe can easily be converted to a healthier and clean recipe by making up your own soups and using cheddar cheese instead of velveeta. Regardless, this soup is amazing to the taste buds. It’s great any time of the year, but especially while the nights are still cool or the weather is up and down. Cheesy Chicken Soup is a great comfort food. I made it with Broccoli Bread, Spring Mix with Berries, Glazed Pecans and Feta, and White Chocolate Brownies to take to a friend’s house who recently had a baby. The soup is kid-friendly, too, because while it has marvelous flavor it doesn’t overwhelm young palates.
The first time I ever tasted this soup was when our church put on a soup cook-off back in the late 90s. My New England Clam Chowder actually won the cook off. But I had a taste of this delicious soup and I begged our youth minister’s wife (who made it) for the recipe. I have made this tasty soup many times throughout the years–always to rave reviews.
If you’re looking for a Cheesy Chicken Soup recipe that’s chocked full of veggies and has amazing taste, than make up a batch of this soup recipe sometime soon. It’s great reheated for lunches, and you can use rotisserie chicken and store bought chicken broth if that’s easier for you. Either way you make it you will find this soup very satisfying!
Cheesy Chicken Soup is so scrumptious and delicious on chili fall and winter nights!
This close up allows you to see all the great veggies in this soup.
Cheesy Chicken Soup tastes wonderful with a slab of Broccoli Bread. Yum.
Here’s what I did.
These are the ingredients I used for the recipe. I cooked a whole chicken in the crockpot and deboned it reserving all the stock for the recipe.
However, if you don’t have time for that you can use the meat from a rotisserie chicken and chicken broth.
Pour chicken stock into a large 8-qt. stockpot. Add onions, celery, carrots and mixed veggies and bring to a boil. Simmer for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a separate pot, boil potatoes until fork tender. (You can boil these in broth but if you do add the broth back into the soup. If you boil in water, drain the potatoes in a colander.) I cut these petite red potatoes in quarters and left the skins on. Drain.
Add cooked potatoes and chicken.
Add soups and cubed velveeta cheese.
I had to switch to a larger pot because my six-quart stock pot was overflowing! Stir veggies and chicken, soups and cheese until well combined. Heat through.
The soup is done. That’s it!
Cheesy Chicken Soup tastes amazing.
Each mouthful of this savory soup is so comforting.
I actually like the cornbread crumbled into my Cheesy Chicken Soup!
Here’s the recipe.
CHEESY CHICKEN SOUP
(Recipe from Bennetta Smith when we attended Southwest Baptist Church, DeSoto, TX)
- 16-oz. pkg. Velveeta cheese, cut in cubes
- 2 quarts chicken broth
- 1 whole chicken, cooked, deboned and cut in small pieces (reserve chicken stock)
- 2 10-oz. pkgs. frozen mixed vegetables
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3-4 carrots, sliced
- 2-3 celery stalks, sliced
- 1 can cream of chicken soup
- 1 can cream of celery soup
- 6-8 red or new potatoes (or 1-lb. petite red potatoes)
- Cook chicken in enough water to have 2 quarts of chicken broth for recipe. (Season with salt and pepper.)
- After chicken is deboned, quarter potatoes and cook in broth or water until fork tender.
- (Do not peel potatoes.)
- Cook onion, celery, carrots and mixed vegetables in 2-quarts broth for 15 minutes.
- Then add cooked, quartered potatoes, cut up chicken, the soups and the Velveeta cheese.
- Stir well on low heat to keep cheese from burning.
- Serve when cheese is completely melted and soup is hot.
If you like chicken and vegetable soups, you will love this cheesy version. I was not much of a soup lover before eating Cheesy Chicken Soup. It sure made a believer out of me!
Cheesy Chicken Soup is really quick and easy once you have your chicken deboned.
Every bite of this soup is so delicious, you’ll find yourself easily going back for seconds!