Creamy Chicken and Potato Soup

Great recipe for Creamy Chicken and Potato Soup. It’s so delicious. Chicken meat with potatoes, bacon and spinach. Comfort food at its greatest.

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This soup is pretty fantastic. It’s one of those comfort foods you just don’t tire of and can have on repeat. I was inspired to create this soup by my husband’s love for Zuppa Toscana from Olive Garden (I have a recipe for copy kat Zuppa on our blog, HERE). This recipe is the Ukrainian version of Zuppa;). (If there is such thing..) Instead of using Italian sausages, I like to use chicken thighs in this recipe. The chicken is so tender and juicy (if you don’t have chicken tenders, chicken thighs may be used). I love how the chicken comes together with potatoes, bacon and spinach. My kiddos, who don’t really care for spinach, love this soup. It’s got to be our favorite soups. You can also peel the potatoes if you don’t like the potatoes unpeeled. My dad was over once, he tried this soup with the skins on and he was not having it, lol. He just couldn’t eat the soup without the potatoes unpeeled.

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

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Ingredients:

3 Tbsp oil

1 small onion

2 medium carrots

1 1/2 lbs chicken thighs

4-6 medium potatoes (about 1 lb)

32 oz chicken broth

4 cups water

2 cups heavy whipping cream

4 Tbsp flour

1/2 pack bacon (8 oz)

2 cups packed spinach

1 – 1 1/2 Tbsp salt (to taste)

1/4-1/2 tsp pepper (to taste)

Serves: 8-10

Directions:

Chop the onion into small pieces. Slice carrots thin. If some slices are large just cut in half.

In a Dutch oven or pot with a thick bottom add oil, onion and carrots. Cook 5-7 minutes on med/high heat or until carrots become tender.

Meanwhile, remove any excess fat from chicken thighs and cut into small pieces. Add chicken to pot. Cook another 5-7 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.

creamy chicken potato soup

Slice potatoes in half then cut into thin slices. (I used red potatoes and didn’t peel them.)

Add potatoes to the pot. Mix well.

Add chicken broth and water. Salt and pepper, to taste. Cook about 20 minutes or until potatoes are cooked.

Slice the bacon into thin slices and saute in pan until completely cooked. Place onto a paper towel to remove any excess grease. Once cooled, chop bacon into small pieces.

creamy chicken potato soup

Chop spinach.

Mix heavy whipping cream and flour vigorously so there are no lumps.

Once potatoes are done cooking add bacon, heavy whipping cream, and spinach to the pot. Mix. Turn heat down to low and let simmer about 5 minutes. (Taste to see if additional salt and pepper is needed.)

creamy chicken potato soup

So simple and so delish.

5 from 2 votes
creamy chicken potato soup
Creamy Chicken and Potato Soup
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 

Great recipe for Creamy Chicken and Potato Soup. It's so delicious. Chicken meat with potatoes, bacon and spinach. 

Course: Soup
Servings: 8 -10 servings
Ingredients
  • 3 Tbsp oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken thighs
  • 4-6 medium potatoes, about 1 lb
  • 32 oz chicken broth
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 4 Tbsp flour
  • 1/2 pack bacon, 8 oz
  • 2 cups packed spinach
  • 1 – 1 1/2 Tbsp salt, to taste
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Chop the onion into small pieces. Slice carrots thin. If some slices are large just cut in half.
  2. In a Dutch oven or pot with a thick bottom add oil, onion and carrots. Cook 5-7 minute on med/high heat or until carrots have become tender.
  3. Meanwhile, remove any excess fat from chicken tights and cut into small pieces. Add chicken to pot. Cook another 5-7 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
  4. Slice potatoes in half then cut into thin slices. (I used red potatoes and didn’t peel them.)
  5. Add potatoes to the pot. Mix well.
  6. Add chicken broth and water. Salt and pepper, to taste. Cook about 20 minutes or until potatoes are cooked.
  7. Slice the bacon into thin slices and saute in pan until completely cooked. Place onto a paper towel to remove any excess grease. Once cooled, chop bacon into small pieces.
  8. Chop spinach.
  9. Mix heavy whipping cream and flour vigorously so there are no lumps.
  10. Once potatoes are done cooking add bacon, heavy whipping cream, and spinach to the pot. Mix. Turn heat down to low and let simmer about 5 minutes. (Taste to see if additional salt and pepper is needed.)
  11. So simple and so delish.
Creamy Soup with Potatoes, Spinach, Chicken and Bacon. ValentinasCorner.com

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Show 10 Comments
  • Tanya 10/09/2017, 5:59 pm

    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

      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

    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

      Laura,
      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

    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

      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

    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

      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

    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

      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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