Cream of Chicken Soup (Crock Pot Edition!)
The only thing I like better than talking about food is eating.
- John Walters
As I write this, I am 6 days postpartum. I used up all of my frozen meals and delivered meals between myself, husband, 2 kids, and company. I am now out of the days where I just had to reach into the fridge to grab a dish to warm up.
I was low-key panicking how I was going to make a delicious, filling meal in such a short amount of time. Thankfully, I have random things in the freezer (like pre- cooked chicken); random pantry staples; and always veggies on hand.
This recipe was fool proof, and of course, taste amazing!
My mom brought over dirt covered veggies, while my friend brought over fresh French bread. This was a total no brainer.
6 large carrots
2 corn on the cob (or a small can of corn)
2 cans of cream of chicken
Once above cans are emptied, I added 3 cans full of water
2 chicken breasts
Optional: If I had onion, celery, and garlic cloves on hand, I would have sautéed them, then cooked the chicken breasts, then added to the recipe! But I made this last minute.
Optional: spices to taste. I added pepper, roasted pepper + garlic seasoning, a pinch of chilli powder (my odd obsession),
Start off by washing all the veggies, and chopping into bite size pieces accordingly. I peeled the potatoes, chopped the corn off the cob, and sliced the carrots. Add to crock pot.
Add both cans of cream of chicken, and add a total of 3 cans of water to the crock pot.
For the chicken breast you can do one of the 2:
Add 2 chicken breasts, either raw or pre- cooked and frozen like I did, straight to the crock pot
Sauté onion, garlic, and celery in a sauce pan, then add the chicken breast until partially or fully cooked. Then add the sauce pan combination to the crock pot.
Add any additional seasonings you prefer. I recommended my favourites above!
Cook on high for 5-6 hours, or low for 8 hours! I like to give a quick stir occasionally, but not required.
Take chicken breast out just before serving, shred with a fork, and add back into the crock pot.