This chicken potato soup recipe makes an incredible bowl of soup. Each bite is loaded with chunks of potatoes, chicken, bacon, and spinach. The rich and creamy broth ties everything together and makes for an easy, comfort meal you will love. 

This creamy chicken potato soup pairs beautifully with a slice of freshly baked bread. Dip a slice of crispy italian bread in the creamy broth for a perfect bite.

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

Potato soup may just be the meal of the season! If you love this potato chicken soup, don’t forget to try our classic potato soup recipe.

This chicken potato soup is made rich with a cream-filled broth. The potato chunks soak up all that goodness, making for such a flavorful soup! Adding bacon to this soup takes it to the next level with flavor and texture you will love. 

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Easy to make. This recipe is simple and easy to follow, making for the perfect recipe.
  • Make-ahead. Potato soup is perfect to make ahead of time. 
  • Kid-friendly. This soup is an excellent way for kids to get some greens in!
  • Cheap dinner. The ingredients for this soup are simple and affordable. 
A potato soup with chicken, carrots, and spinach in a bowl next to a bagel and another bowl of soup.

Ingredients for Chicken Potato Soup

All you need are these simple ingredients: 

  • Chicken thighs – excess fat trimmed. 
  • Bacon – cubed into small pieces. 
  • Red potatoes – sliced with the peel on. 
  • Vegetables – onions and carrots add wonderful texture and flavor.
  • Chicken broth – adds flavor and depth to the soup. 
  • Spinach – washed and dried.
  • Heavy cream – adds richness and makes the soup creamy, like in our easy zuppa toscana recipe!
  • Seasoning – a salt, black pepper, and paprika blend.

See the recipe card below for a complete list of ingredients and quantities.

Season Like a Pro: Taste as you go!

Did you know that potatoes absorb salt? When making potato soup, be mindful of seasoning the broth. Taste and adjust the seasoning to avoid a bland bowl of soup.

How to Make Chicken Potato Soup

Step-by-step instructions make this soup easy to master:

prep – 

  1. Begin by trimming the fat off the chicken thighs and cutting them into bite-sized pieces. 
  2. Cube bacon into small pieces and saute in a Dutch oven until crispy. Remove from the pot and reserve about 2 Tbsp of bacon grease. 
  3. Meanwhile, wash and cut the potatoes into small pieces and cover with water. 

cook – 

  1. In a Dutch oven, cook the chicken in the reserved bacon fat until cooked. Season with salt and pepper. 
  2. Add the chopped onions and saute for 3-4 minutes before adding the carrots and cooking for 3-4 minutes. 
  3. Drain the potatoes and add them to the dutch oven, along with the water, chicken broth, and seasoning. Stir together and bring to a soft boil.
  4. Simmer for about 10 minutes or until the potatoes are fork-tender.
  5. Add chopped spinach, heavy cream, and bacon to the soup. 
  6. Bring back to a light boil and turn off the heat. 
  7. Serve and enjoy friends!

Substitutions and Variations:

All add-ins, substitutions, and variations to the recipe you want to make.

  • Protein – Swap chicken for ground beef, beef chunks, or italian sausage!
  • Greens – Spinach can be swapped out for kale or sliced cabbage! 
  • Heavy cream – Make this soup healthier by switching out heavy cream for milk!
  • Spice – This soup tastes incredible with a little bit of heat! Add red pepper flakes for a light spice. 
Bowl of chicken potato soup with a spoon in it.

Pro Tip: Don’t overcook the soup!

After adding in the potatoes, don’t cook for too long, as the potatoes will begin to break up and get mushy. 

Serving Suggestions

Garnish Like a Pro:

Get creative with your bowl of soup. Top with fresh herbs like cilantro or parsley, shredded cheese, or extra crispy bacon!

Recipe FAQs

What other potatoes can you use in this soup?

Yukon gold potatoes or russet potatoes would both work in this soup!

Will chicken breast work for this recipe?

Swap the chicken breast for chicken thighs. However, slightly under-cook the chicken breast pieces before adding them to the broth! This will prevent dry chicken. You can also add in shredded rotisserie chicken for an even easier recipe.

How do I thicken my soup?

Break the cooked potatoes up lightly to thicken up the soup. Or make our loaded creamy potato soup!

Can I make this soup without chicken broth?

Although chicken broth adds richness and depth to the soup, you can make this recipe without it. Add extra seasoning to account for the loss of flavor. 

Do I leave the skin on the potatoes?

When using red potatoes, we like to keep the skin on. You can peel the potatoes if you’d like.

Store & Reheat 

  • Storage. This soup can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days. 
  • Reheat. Warm up the soup in a pot over low-medium heat until warm.
  • Freeze. Freeze this soup for an easy meal down the road! Simply pour cooled soup into a freezer-safe container and keep it in the freezer for up to 3 months. Reheat: Thaw the soup in the fridge overnight and reheat on the stovetop over low-medium heat. 

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Creamy Potato Soup with Chicken

Author: Valentina
A creamy potato soup with chicken and spinach in a bowl with a spoon, next to bread and another bowl.
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4.93 from 13 votes
This chicken potato soup recipe is a classic comfort meal! A creamy broth is the perfect base for soft potatoes, chunks of chicken, and crispy bacon! This recipe comes together so quickly you won’t believe how rich the soup is!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • Trim the fat off the chicken thighs and cut into bite-sized pieces.
  • Cube bacon into small pieces and saute in a Dutch oven. Once the bacon is crispy, remove it from the Dutch oven. Leave 2 Tbsp of bacon grease in the pot.
  • Meanwhile, cube the potatoes and submerge them in cold water.
  • Add chicken thighs to the Dutch Oven and cook. Season with salt & pepper.
  • Add chopped onion to the pot and cook for 3-4 minutes, then add the sliced carrots and cook for 4 more minutes.
  • Add potatoes, chicken broth, water, and seasoning to the pot. Bring to a soft boil until the potatoes are fork-tender or about 10 minutes.
  • Add the spinach, heavy cream, and bacon to the pot. Bring to a light boil and turn off the heat.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • Season the broth as you cook! Potatoes absorb salt, so the soup may need to be tasted and adjusted for seasoning. 
  • Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
  • Freeze the soup and store it for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge before warming over the stovetop.

Nutrition

472kcal Calories18g Carbs17g Protein37g Fat17g Saturated Fat5g Polyunsaturated Fat13g Monounsaturated Fat0.1g Trans Fat127mg Cholesterol1135mg Sodium724mg Potassium2g Fiber4g Sugar2934IU Vitamin A12mg Vitamin C68mg Calcium2mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Potato Soup with Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 472 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Cholesterol 127mg42%
Sodium 1135mg49%
Potassium 724mg21%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 2934IU59%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)