Creamy Potato Soup with Chicken (VIDEO)

Easy homemade Creamy Potato Soup with chicken, bacon and spinach in a rich broth. This soup is loaded with so many flavors and ready in just 30 minutes, great comfort food.

This soup is great with homemade bread, try it with Russain Bread recipe.

Creamy potato soup with chicken and spinach in a bowl with a spoon, next to bread and another bowl.

creamy potato soup-

This easy creamy potato soup loaded with chicken, bacon, carrots and spinach in a rich broth is truly amazing. The combination of flavors compliment each other and truly is the perfect bowl of soup when craving something hot and comforting.

This soup reminds me of Zuppa Toscana but with chicken and red potatoes. So GOOD!

Potato soup with chicken, carrots, and spinach in a bowl next to a bagel and another bowl of soup.

how to make creamy potato soup-

  • BACON- Cook bacon in a Dutch oven, remove and reserve about 2 Tbsp grease.
  • CHICKEN- Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and sautee until chicken is fully cooked.
  • SAUTE: Finely chop the onions. Add to the Dutch oven with the chicken and saute until tender. Slice the carrots, add to the Dutch oven and cook until carrots are tender.
  • POTATOES: Meanwhile, cut the red potatoes into thin slices. We like to keep the skin on in this soup but that’s a personal preference and you can peel the potatoes. Add the potatoes to the Dutch oven. (If you are cutting potatoes ahead of time place in water, drain before adding to the pot.)
  • LIQUIDS: Add the broth and water to the Dutch oven and the seasonings. Bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are tender.
  • SPINACH: Chop the spinach. Add to the soup.
  • HEAVY WHIPPING CREAM: Add the heavy whipping cream to the soup.
  • SOUP: Add bacon back. Add more seasonings if needed.

Easy potato soup recipe made with potatoes, chicken, spinach and carrots in a bowl with a spoon.

Once you give this comforting soup a try, it will become a favorite for kids and adults alike. Our kids, who don’t really care for spinach, love this soup. Enjoy, friends. And don’t forget, we love your feedback in the comments below.

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5 from 5 votes

Creamy Potato Soup with Chicken

Great recipe for Creamy Potato Soup with Chicken. This potato soup loaded with bacon, chicken, potatoes and spinach in a creamy broth is amazing for the cooler weather.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy potato soup
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 473kcal


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, sliced
  • 1 lb chicken thighs, bite-sized pieces
  • 1 1/2 lbs red potatoes, sliced
  • 32 oz chicken broth
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 8 oz pack bacon, 1/2 pack
  • 2 1/2 cups packed spinach, chopped
  • tsp salt, or to taste
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper, or to taste
  • ½ tsp ground paprika, or to taste


  • Remove any excess fat from thighs and cut into small bite-size pieces. Cube the bacon.
  • Wash and cut the potatoes into small pieces. Cover potatoes with water and set aside.
  • In a Dutch oven, saute the bacon until crispy. Remove and reserve about 2 Tbsp grease.
  • Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces and add to Dutch oven. Cook the chicken until fully cooked, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, add the chopped onions. Cook for about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the carrots to the Dutch oven once the onions are cooked and saute for an additional 4-5 minutes.
  • Drain the water from the potatoes and add into the Dutch oven. Add in the water, chicken broth, salt, pepper and paprika. Bring to a low boil.
  • Cook for about 10 minutes, or until potatoes are fully cooked.
  • Chop the spinach, add to the soup.
  • Add the heavy whipping cream and bacon. Bring to a soft boil and turn off the heat.
  • Enjoy.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Potato Soup with Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 473 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 135mg45%
Sodium 1134mg49%
Potassium 780mg22%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 2934IU59%
Vitamin C 20mg24%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The original recipe was posted in June, 2014. Updating with new images and video Sep, 2019.
Creamy Soup with Potatoes, Spinach, Chicken and Bacon.

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  • Lori Kurochkina 01/05/2020, 12:15 pm Link Reply

    I made this soup today and it was perfect!!!! I am living n Russia right now and am trying to learn new recipes that I can make with the ingredients I can find here easily and with it being winter here I decided to try to learn how to make some yummy soup. I was so afraid to make potato soup as I was scared the potatoes would turn to mush… but they were perfect. Thanks for sharing a great recipe!

    • Valentina's Corner 01/05/2020, 10:25 pm Link Reply

      Lori, enjoy your time in Russia with whatever has you there – it’s on my bucket list of places to visit. 🙂
      Thanks so much for trying our potato soup, I’m so glad you enjoyed it.

  • Katelyn 11/04/2019, 7:14 pm Link Reply

    Made this soup today, it was delicious! It literally takes 30 minutes. Definitely a keeper recipe. Baked some fresh dinner rolls to go along with the soup:)

    • Valentina's Corner 11/05/2019, 12:29 pm Link Reply

      Thanks for trying our potato and chicken soup, Katelyn. I’m so glad you approved of the easy soup. Freshly baked dinner rolls sound wonderful with this recipe.

  • Olga Bondari 10/01/2019, 9:55 pm Link Reply

    I made this today and it came out so good! Thank you for the recipe Valentina!

    • Valentina's Corner 10/02/2019, 12:34 pm Link Reply

      Thanks so much for the wonderful feedback, Olga. That just makes me so happy. Thank you for trying our recipe. 🙂

  • Marina 09/24/2019, 6:47 pm Link Reply

    This soup was delicious!! I had a package of mushrooms that needed to be used, so at the last minute I decided to slice and fry them with a little bit of vegeta while my potatoes were cooking. I added them in at the end with the bacon and spinach. Oh so good!

    • Valentina's Corner 09/25/2019, 12:35 am Link Reply

      Oh I love the idea of mushrooms and with vegeta, that’s like gold. Ha.. (Huge fan of both.) Thank you for being inspired by our recipe and adding your twist. 🙂

  • Blossom Smith 09/23/2019, 10:05 am Link Reply

    Could I freeze this or would the noodles get mushy and absorb all that yummy broth? I would like to keep it handy so when family and friends feel bad, I can get it to them fast!

    • Valentina's Corner 09/24/2019, 11:50 am Link Reply

      Unfortunately, this soup does not freeze well, Blossom. I’d highly recommend the BORSCHT for freezing, it’s packed with vegetables and so good when sick.

  • Aisha 09/15/2019, 11:49 am Link Reply

    Hello! I was curious if you’ve ever tried freezing this soup before? I’m thinking that waiting to add the cream until thawing would maybe be best, but I’d greatly appreciate any tips from your experience!

    • Valentina's Corner 09/16/2019, 10:20 am Link Reply

      Aisha, unfortunately, this soup will not do well frozen. It’s best served fresh or refrigerated and reheated.

  • jessica 09/13/2019, 6:12 pm Link Reply

    Is this a thick soup? I want to try this recipe but do not really like thick soups. Thanks

    • Valentina's Corner 09/13/2019, 7:44 pm Link Reply

      Hi, Jessica. What do you mean by thick? Do you mean as in hearty or do you mean is the broth thick? If you mean thick by hearty, it’s not at all. Just perfect. If you mean thick as in broth, not at all. 🙂 Hope that helps.

  • Tanya 10/09/2017, 5:59 pm Link Reply

    Favorite soup.Made it so many times and even shared it with my coworkers.Thank you so much for the recipe! 🙂

    • admin 10/10/2017, 1:38 pm Link Reply

      Tanya, thanks BUNCHES for the sweet comment. You sure do know how to make a lady feel special. I SOOO appreciate you sharing our recipes. Blessings!!

  • Laura 03/02/2017, 10:40 pm Link Reply

    I needed a recipe that combined chicken thighs and potatoes, b/c that is what I had! This was really good…much better than the average soup. Hearty, but not overly thick either. It will be going in our regularly used recipes. Thanks!

    • admin 03/03/2017, 9:48 am Link Reply

      Thank you so much for taking your time to leave such wonderful feedback. Made me grin from ear to ear.
      Have a lovely weekend and hoping you will visit our online kitchen again. 🙂

  • Anna 08/03/2016, 2:55 pm Link Reply

    Hi Valentina,
    This soup looks delish! Can I substitute sorrel instead of spinach? Or will that change the taste? Thanks!

    • admin 08/03/2016, 6:59 pm Link Reply

      Hi Anna! This is one of my favorite soups, and one of the most frequently enjoyed in our home=). I have never had it with sorrel but I must tell you, that sounds fantastic, you’re a genius. You’d probably need to adjust the seasonings a bit. If you make it before I do, I’d love your feedback.. 🙂

  • Dana K. 07/21/2016, 4:55 pm Link Reply

    Fantastic soup!!! Very simple and very delicious!!!! Even my picky 17 months old boy just love it! Thanks, Valentina!!!

    • admin 07/22/2016, 5:05 am Link Reply

      Thank you so much Dana!! I’m so glad to hear that??. So glad your munchkin approves, that’s the best feeling a mamma can have..?? Enjoy him, they grow sooo quick…

  • Julianna 02/18/2016, 12:38 am Link Reply

    Well, I’m excited to be the first one to comment on it. It was very good! My whole family enjoyed it. It had a somewhat softer taste than Zuppa Toscana. Since we don’t eat pork, I used turkey bacon, and also I felt like it would need a little extra spinach next time.

    • admin 02/18/2016, 11:47 am Link Reply

      Juliana! Congrats on being the first commenter, hehe:) :)… I love this soup, this is the only way my kids will eat spinach so I load it on (more than indicated too). I’ve never thought of turkey bacon, thanks for that idea!:)

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