Zippy Chicken Mushroom Soup Recipe
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Zippy Chicken Mushroom Soup Recipe

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My sister-in-law telephoned me looking for a good cream of mushroom soup recipe. I gave her this hearty one. It gets its boost from a splash of hot pepper sauce. —Julia Thornely, Layton, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:11 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 11 servings


  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/4 cup each chopped onion, celery and carrot
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 5-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Pinch dried tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 3 cups half-and-half cream
  • 2-1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. In a Dutch oven, saute the mushrooms, onion, celery and carrot in butter until tender. Stir in flour until blended. Gradually add the broth and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir in the cream, chicken, parsley, lemon juice and salt; heat through (do not boil). Yield: 11 servings (2-3/4 quarts).
Originally published as Zippy Chicken Mushroom Soup in Taste of Home October/November 2007, p41

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semoore User ID: 2098741 255886
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2016

"This recipe is one of our family favorites."

kakjw User ID: 1670512 208674
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2013

"Followed recipe exactly & it is delicious! Made it for my in-laws & my father in-law wanted the recipe! Next time I won't dice the mushrooms, celery & carrots -- I like my soups chunkier. Definitely recommend!"

Fquadri2 User ID: 7216178 94783
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2013

"This was delicious. I made a few adjustments... I didn't have cream so I used half and half instead and I only used 1.5 cups of it... Just to reduce calories. I also only had black pepper and only used 1/2 teaspoon. I also added 1 tblsp garlic while sautéing the veggies.. Turned out fab!"

elmgurl User ID: 6946805 94807
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2012

"After reading all of the glowing reviews, I decided this would be the perfect soup to make for a cold rainy night--WRONG! It was so bad there was only one thing I could do with it and that's throw it down the disposer. Perhaps it was the amount of pepper. I thought the addition of black and white pepper was a bit much so I only added half the amount of white pepper and used just a few dashes of hot pepper sauce. When I tasted the soup, it tasted like milky pepper soup. Tried adding a few ingredients to give it more flavor but to no avail. Save your money and time and find another recipe!"

apayne73 User ID: 4842394 208673
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2012

"This is by far one of the best soups I have ever eaten. Creamy goodness! I will definately fix this soup often."

chrismmcmaine User ID: 1057642 118713
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2012

"Wonderful fresh and tastes even better the second day."

mnook700 User ID: 3151524 165015
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

"love it!!!"

rdouma User ID: 1370871 149176
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2010

"OMG! I made this last year a few times because it is so delicious and I have been craving it again this year! Sooo good! I use Shredded chicken and left out the Tarragon as I do not have it and added extra hot sauce (I used tapatio for my soup)

Cant wait to make it again on a cold day : )"

karimichelle68 User ID: 4338513 94804
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2010

"We're not big soup fans in our family, but everyone LOVED this soup! My 9 year old even asked to take some to school for lunch the next day!"

KAZSY User ID: 2561352 95657
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2009

"At our diner; our customers ask for this soup repeatedly"

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