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Cream Cheese Chicken Soup

After tasting a similar soup in a restaurant, I went home and cooked up my own version. It's so soothing on a winter evening served with crusty French bread. For a change of pace, try substituting ham or turkey for the chicken. —Kathleen Rappleye, Mesa, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 3 medium carrots, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed


  • In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter. Add the broth, carrots and potatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add the chicken, parsley, salt and pepper; heat through.
  • Combine flour and milk until smooth; add to the vegetable mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat. Add cream cheese; cook and stir until melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 272 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 504mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 16g protein.

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  • abashu
    Feb 25, 2021

    Simple and easy to make it made a good soup.

  • Anne
    Feb 3, 2021

    Made this for the first time last night using rotisserie chicken. It was a huge hit!

  • Leslie
    Jan 15, 2021

    Absolutely fabulous soup! I made it as directed but add a bit more cream cheese to use up what I had at home...about 6 ounces. My husband says this soup rivals another one of his favorites.

  • kimmy44
    Dec 30, 2020

    This soup is one of the best I have ever made. It is creamy and was excellent without any added salt. I followed it exactly as written. My picky husband LOVES it. Definitely a keeper.

  • dcscake_OH
    Dec 28, 2020

    This is very creamy, made it as is - loved it

  • Denny
    Dec 18, 2020

    I made this soup yesterday and it was a hit. Definitely a keeper. I added a bay leaf and 4 minced garlic cloves to add flavor and less salt.

  • carolynstanek
    May 15, 2020

    This is a great soup. It is quite thick, so I add some extra water or broth.

  • Dan
    Mar 22, 2020

    We make this soup on a regular basis. It's great the way it is, but I use a bit of Italian seasoning when I cook the chicken, and I use olive oil for the chicken, onion and garlic. This is also a great base that can easily be modified for other soups. I skip the potatoes and use gnocchi instead. I found this recipe when looking for a knock off Olive Garden gnocchi soup.....and now we all prefer this one.

  • Malisa
    Dec 13, 2019

    Best soup ever! I’ve been using this recipe for over 4 years, my children love it!! We skip the potatoes though.

  • AmericanCurlgirl
    Nov 12, 2019

    Had this at my friend's house and came looking for the recipe!