Today, I want to share my favorite recipe for chicken mushroom soup. This wholesome and flavorful soup is perfect for a cozy night in or when you need a comforting meal. Made with tender chicken, earthy mushrooms, and aromatic herbs, this soup is a real crowd-pleaser. It’s easy to prepare and always hits the spot. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or just starting out, this recipe is sure to become a staple in your repertoire.
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 8 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups sliced mushrooms (I prefer using a mix of cremini and shiitake)
- 1 cup diced onions
- 1 cup diced carrots
- 1 cup diced celery
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley for garnish
In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions, carrots, and celery. Sauté until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.
Add the minced garlic and sliced mushrooms to the pot. Cook until the mushrooms are soft and have released their juices.
Pour in the chicken broth and add the dried thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Bring the soup to a simmer.
While the soup is simmering, cut the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces. Add them to the pot and let the soup cook until the chicken is fully cooked through.
Once the chicken is cooked, taste the soup and adjust the seasonings if needed.
Serve the soup hot, garnished with a sprinkle of fresh parsley. I love to pair it with some crusty bread or a simple green salad for a satisfying meal.
My Personal Touch:
I always like to add a splash of white wine to the soup just before adding the chicken broth. It gives the soup a lovely depth of flavor. Also, if I have some leftover cooked wild rice, I toss it in at the end to make the soup heartier. The beauty of this recipe is that you can easily customize it to your taste!
This chicken mushroom soup has been a staple in my kitchen for years, and it never fails to impress. The combination of tender chicken, earthy mushrooms, and aromatic herbs creates a symphony of flavors that is both comforting and deeply satisfying. I hope you give this recipe a try and make it your own. Happy cooking!