Caramelized Onions and Chicken Soup


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As school has started, so did the viruses. My son brought from school one that gave us sore throat, runny nose and coughing. Oh God and we haven’t even started yet!
Now, what a good mom would do to help her family cope with this? A warm soup and a lot of love, that’s my recipe.
I made this soup based on the fact that I and my husband love French onion soup, but the little picky one wouldn’t touch it. So, a compromise had to be made there; I added the onions, but at the same time I added a whole bunch of vegetables, so as to soften their strong flavor. I also added a tbsp of fresh ginger just enough to give an exotic kick to it, plus we all know how gifted this route is from nature!

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The soup was fantastic. Each one of us ate 3 plates for lunch and somewhat less for dinner! Do you know that scientists have found that chicken stock has healing abilities and helps people recover from colds? I’ve read that and also the fact that they have no idea yet, what it is that makes chicken stock work in this way. Pretty amazing right?
I am giving you the recipe but you can add or take out anything you like or don’t like.

Caramelized Onions and Chicken Soup

Ingredients
700 gr. Chicken breasts, skinless, boneless
1 lt water
1 lt chicken stock
500 gr. Fresh mushrooms, chopped
2 leeks, sliced
3 carrots, sliced
1 cup white wine
1 tbsp fresh ginger
2 tbsp flour
3 onions, sliced
Salt and pepper
1/2 tsp Cardamom
1/2 tsp paprika
2 tsp thyme
2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

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Instructions
Boil the chicken breasts in the 1 lt of water.
Shred the chicken and keep the stock that is left from their boiling.
While chicken is boiling, sauté the onions in low heat, in 2 tbsp of olive oil until they are caramelized.

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Sauté the mushrooms, leeks and carrots in medium heat with another 2 tbsp of olive oil.
Place the pot where the soup will cook in medium heat and add 3 tbsp of olive oil.
Transfer the vegetables and cover them with the flour.
When they start to sauté, pour the wine and whisk.
After the wine pour the reserved from the chicken stock and the other 1 lt of stock you have prepared.

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Add the herbs and spices and whisk.
Cook in medium/low heat until carrots are somewhat soft, about 30 to 40 minutes.
Add the chicken and continue to cook for another 30 minutes.
Throw the onions and cook for another 15 minutes.

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If you want the soup to be somewhat creamy, take out half of the vegetables and throw them in the blender along with a cup from the soup and mash them.

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Return them to the soup and stir. If you want the soup completely creamy then you can mash all the veggies.
Serve warm with warm bread or croutons!

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5.0 from 6 reviews

Caramelized Onions and Chicken Soup
 
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Soup

Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 700 gr. Chicken breasts, skinless, boneless
  • 1 lt water
  • 1 lt chicken stock
  • 500 gr. Fresh mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 leeks, sliced
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 3 onions, sliced
  • Salt and pepper
  • ½ tsp Cardamom
  • ½ paprika
  • 2 tsp thyme
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Boil the chicken breasts in the 1 lt of water.
  2. Shred the chicken and keep the stock that is left from their boiling.
  3. While chicken is boiling, sauté the onions in low heat, in 2 tbsp of olive oil until they are caramelized.
  4. Sauté the mushrooms, leeks and carrots in medium heat with another 2 tbsp of olive oil.
  5. Place the pot where the soup will cook in medium heat and add 3 tbsp of olive oil.
  6. Transfer the vegetables and cover them with the flour.
  7. When they start to sauté, pour the wine and whisk.
  8. After the wine pour the reserved from the chicken stock and the other 1 lt of stock you have prepared.
  9. Add the herbs and spices and whisk.
  10. Cook in medium/low heat until carrots are somewhat soft, about 30 to 40 minutes.
  11. Add the chicken and continue to cook for another 30 minutes.
  12. Throw the onions and cook for another 15 minutes.
  13. If you want the soup to be somewhat creamy, take out half of the vegetables and throw them in the blender along with a cup from the soup and mash them.
  14. Return them to the soup and stir. If you want the soup completely creamy then you can mash all the veggies.
  15. Serve warm with warm bread or croutons!

54 Responses to Caramelized Onions and Chicken Soup

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  1. This article is presently what did you say? I need, thank you.

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  3. Susan says:

    The smell of the onions caramelizing is one of my favorites! Your soup sounds delicious. I love soup weather ;)

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  5. Susan says:

    Wow – this is an amazing convergence of 2 classic soups! Healthy & delicious – it doesn’t get any better than this!

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  7. It sounds like your family got hit with the same cold that my family had. Not fun at all! I wish I’d had this comforting soup when I was sick. I love my husband, but he’s not much of a cook, so I usually have to fend for myself. :)

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  9. Kristina says:

    Yum! I love the addition of caramelized onions, that is such a great idea! Haha and I’m with your son on the french onion soup :) I love chicken soup though, this sounds so perfect for a warm fall dinner

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  11. Lisa says:

    I never thought of adding caramelized onions to chicken soup, but you better believe I will now! It looks amazing..pure, warm winter comfort!

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  13. Kim Bee says:

    This is gorgeous. There is something so fabulous about caramelized onions. Add it to soup and it’s heaven.

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  15. Love you twist on a classic. Look so beautiful and inviting..its been cold here. Yeah my colleagues with kids are sick all the time. Ginger? Interesting.

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  17. Kimby says:

    The mushrooms and spices you added to this soup sound like a tantalizing mix of flavors. I think your version of chicken soup would cure most anything that ails ya!

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  19. When I am not well, that bowl of hearty soup is exactly what I want to have.

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  21. Sissi says:

    What a lovely soothing, warming soup! We also start having very cold days and I have begun my soup season, but my soups don’t look as beautiful as yours. They are usually just simple “leftover” soups.

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  23. it was greatly riveting to look over your blog, I want to reproduce your post in my blog. It can ? And you et an account on Twitter?

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  25. Xara says:

    Hi Katerina, this is one tasty chicken soup!!! Love the ingredients you used plus the ginger “zing”, as well as the fact the veggies were mashed. I love creamy soups!!Hope the sore throat is gone too..Have a great weekend!

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  27. Tempting and perfect soup for the cold weather here..yum..

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  29. Beth says:

    This looks like a delicious and healthy soup. Hope you’re all feeling better soon!

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  31. Sutapa says:

    I am a soupaholic …love any and all kind….when I saw your bowl I just fall for it …it looks super delicious and the veggie add makes it too healthy ..love the add of fresh ginger!

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  33. grace says:

    oh, i’ll bet that is one extremely tasty broth! glorious soup, katerina, just in time for soup weather. :)
    hope everyone’s feeling better!

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  35. Μarion says:

    Κι εμένα πήγε να αρρωστήσει ο μικρός. Μόνο συνάχι λίγο βήκα είχε. Με κόλλησε βέβαια κι εμένα αλλά έμεινα σε ένα ξερόβηχα μονο.
    Πάντως επειδή είμαι ”σουπού” ιδίως τώρα που χειμωνιάζει η σούπα σου μου άρεσε πολύ. Πρέπει να είναι πολύ νόστιμη με τα μυρωδικά που έβαλες. Το τζίντζερ μ αρέσει πολύ.
    Θα μπει στα προσεχώς.

    Φιλιά Κατερίνα μου & περαστικά

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  37. that is one incredibly delicious chicken soup! hope everyone feels better soon!

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  39. Debra says:

    We are working our way through Strep and stomach viruses at school, too. I am pinning this recipe because it might come in handy soon BUT I hope I don’t come down with either of these bugs.

    Besides that, it is finally getting cool enough here for soup. This sounds like a fantastic recipe.

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  41. LinsFood says:

    Yum, yum and more yum! Chicken Soup, what else is there left to say?! It really looks delicious and nourishing!

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  43. Ambreen says:

    Wow! Perfect soup for quick recovery, healthy & tasty! Hope you guys are feeling better now!

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  45. I hope your family is feeling better from the bout of flu! This definitely looks like a hearty and nourishing soup for a sore throat… I would love a bowl or two of it myself!

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  47. Nadji says:

    Deux plats en un : une soupe à l’oignon et une au poulet. Le résultat me semble délicieux. Je note.
    Je ne savais pas que la soupe au poulet guérit les rhumes. Merci pour l’information. C’est enregistré.
    A bientôt

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  49. Tandy says:

    This is why Jewish mothers feed their children chicken soup when they are sick – there are natural antibiotics in the bones :) Hope the virus goes away soon!

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  51. Great combo and sounds fabulous! I love the addition of caramelized onion in it..

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  53. Reeni says:

    This is French onion soup dressed to the nines Katerina! Very hearty and healing. Hope it helps speed up your recovery!

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  55. Julie says:

    Perfect soup for the cold weather to come!

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  57. Liz says:

    What a fabulous soup! The chilly mornings have put me in comfort food mode…and this would make a delightful dinner :)

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  59. Lubna Karim says:

    Drooooooooooooooooooling over this soup….comfort in bowl…

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  61. This soup is the perfect get better food. I’ll have to make some of this for lunch. My little one would absolutely love this, sick or not. Looks fantastic! Hope everyone gets well soon!

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  63. Sandi says:

    Nothing like caramelized onions! :)

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  65. This looks like just what the doctor ordered :-)

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  67. Joanne says:

    I hope you’re all feeling better! If anything will cure you, it’s this fabulous soup!

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  69. This soup is packed with all kinds of good for you stuff during cold season! Great!

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  71. CCU says:

    Perfect to heal my friend, a warming dish :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  73. Didi says:

    Katerina, masterpiece!! Leeks, cardamon, ginger… I cannot wait to try this!!
    Πολλά φιλιά

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  75. Kate says:

    Feel better soon!

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  77. divya says:

    wow yummy and inviting!

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  79. I love caramelized onions, and it’s therapeutic for me while others think baking as therapeutic process…(for me baking is stressful event haha!). Since yesterday temperature dropped suddenly and I feel fall in the air. Collecting lots of soup recipes and this sounds fantastic Katerina!! Thanks for sharing… I might skip to puree and just eat chunky veggies. =D

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  81. Now that looks like one delicious chicken soup!

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  83. Estupenda receta me gusta ahora que hace mucho frío aquí se ve muy linda mi querida Katerina,abrazos y abrazos.

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  85. I love that you use leeks and cardamom! It almost makes me want to get a cold. Wait. Not really… it just looks so soothing!

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  87. Pela says:

    αχχχχχχχ πόσο πεθύμησα σουπίτσα! ό,τι πρέπει για τώρα που αρχίζει και δροσίζει (επιτέλους)!
    φιλάκια και καλή βδομάδα!

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  89. Asmita says:

    Your soup looks great! So perfect for this time of the year!

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  91. ΕΛΕΝΗ says:

    Κατερίνα μου περαστικά εύχομαι και μεις έχουμε ένα συνάχι πάλι, υπομονή πολλή θέλει τελικά!Η σουπίτσα καταπληκτική και θρεπτικότατη!
    Καλή εβδομάδα!
    Φιλιά πολλά!

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  93. Corina says:

    It sounds very healing and delicious!

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  95. Perfect recipe of love and soup! I hope you all feel better. The soup looks fantastic, saving this to make soon!

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  97. Ξανθή says:

    Με τόσα ωραία υλικά μια υπέροχη σούπα.
    Καλη εβδομάδα με λιγότερες ιώσεις.

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  99. Barbara says:

    Some of my worst colds and flu came via my kids….and even my grandkids! Yuk!
    Love comfort soups like this one. I usually depend on chicken soup, but I’d love to have some of this in the freezer.

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  101. Μια υπέροχη σούπα Κατερίνα μου που ευτυχώς δεν χρειάζεται να είμαστε άρρωστοι για να απολαύσουμε!
    Περαστικά στον μικρούλη σας και καλή υπομονή με τις σχολικές ιώσεις!
    Φιλιά

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  103. cquek says:

    This looks perfect

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  105. Ola says:

    This is a very good kind of comfort food:)
    Blog about life and travelling
    Blog about cooking

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