At $4.30 a bowl, our easy to make one-pot Chicken and Ham Soup is on the dinner table in 30-minutes! A delicious soup that mimics a Chicken Cordon Bleu.
Course: Dinner, Soup
Keyword: Chicken and Ham Soup, Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup
Cost: $4.30 a bowl
Cutting board and knife
1 ½cupsSweet Onionsdiced
1cupCelerychopped or diced
5cupsRotisserie BBQ Chickenchopped or diced
1poundCherrywood Smoked Ham. chopped or diced
Any crunchy topping
Chicken and Ham Soup Instructions
Heat the Olive Oil in a soup pot.
Add the sweet onions and celery cooking until tender.
Stir in the Chicken stock, cover bringing to a soft boil.
Chop the Chicken and Ham into bite size pieces.
Add the Rotisserie BBQ Chicken and Cherrywood Smoked Ham. Mix into the chicken stock.
Blend in the Cream Cheese.
Add the Swiss Cheese and Cheddar Cheese. Stir into the soup.
Mix in the dried basil, salt and pepper
Cover, and simmer for 10-minutes to heat through
To thicken the sauce spoon a little of the broth into a small bowl. Whisk in the arrowroot and add back into the soup. Stir.
Simmer for 5 minutes to thicken.
Ladle into soup bowls topping with your favorite crunchy toppings and fresh chives.
Calories are approximate depending upon serving size and ingredients. Cost per serving can vary based upon the price of ingredients. Optional toppings are not included in the cost per serving.Tips
Chicken: Using a Rotisserie Chicken is a quick option to prepare this soup in 30-minutes. A BBQ Rotisserie Chicken adds wonderful flavor!
Ham: A good quality Ham such as Cherrywood Smoked Ham or Maple Glazed Ham steaks are perfect because you want to keep layering the flavors.
Thicken Soup: To thicken this soup, my preference is to use arrowroot since it thickens at a lower temperature and can be added near the end of making the soup. Plus it is a good option for freezing. Chives: A blend of dried chives in the soup topped with fresh chives adds a nice light onion flavor.
Chives: A blend of dried chives in the soup topped with fresh chives adds a nice light onion flavor.
Crunchy Topping: Experiment with different crunchy toppings such as tortilla strips and Fritos!