Roasted Garlic and Chicken Soup

Remember when I posted How to Roast Garlic and talked about Hubby would bathe in the stuff if I let him? I’m pretty sure he’d also bathe himself in this soup. It uses 3 whole heads of garlic so I knew he’d love it.

The biggest disappointment with this recipe was that it only serves four. So the night I made it for dinner with friends, we didn’t get to enjoy leftovers. Have no fear, I made it a couple days later for Hubby and I to enjoy just the two of us.

The fact that I made this recipe twice in one week is a testament to how good it is. I rarely remake recipes. It just doesn’t make sense with the huge list of recipes I want to try. But this was worth the effort. I would recommend roasting your garlic in advance if you want to save yourself some time when you’re making this. I served it with freshly baked bread.

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Roasted Garlic and Chicken Soup

Roasted garlic and chicken make a perfect pair in this comforting soup.

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:

3 heads roasted garlic
2 Tbsp butter
2 cups sliced onions
1 1/2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
2 heads of garlic, cloves separated and peeled
3 1/2 cups chicken stock
2 cups shredded cooked chicken (optional)
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
salt and freshly-ground black pepper
4 lemon wedges

Directions:

Once garlic has cooled, squeeze between fingertips to release cloves. Transfer cloves to small bowl.

Melt butter in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions and thyme and cook until onions are translucent, about 6 minutes. Add roasted garlic and raw garlic cloves and cook 3 minutes.

Add chicken stock; cover and simmer until garlic is very tender, about 20 minutes. Working in batches, puree soup in blender until smooth. Return soup to saucepan; add shredded chicken and cream, and bring to simmer. Season with salt and freshly-ground black pepper.

Divide grated cheese among 4 bowls and ladle soup over. Squeeze juice of 1 lemon wedge into each bowl and serve.

Recipe from gimme some oven

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6 Responses to “Cara’s Pumpkin Pasta”

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    Cara — October 29, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    So glad you liked it, Jen! And what a pretty picture. I have been trying to think of something to make for your Power of Pink challenge but I just haven’t done much baking lately at all (and for some reason, savory pink ideas are escaping me!)

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    oneordinaryday — October 29, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    I actually haven’t made it yet, but I do have a pumpkin pasta dish bookmarked for the weekend. : ) This one sounds delicious though. I might need a change of plans now!

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    stephchows — October 29, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Looks delicious! You HAVE to make this at some point! Super easy and so so tasty

    http://stephchows.blogspot.com/2008/04/pumpkin-gnocchi.html

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    nutmegnanny — October 30, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Mmmmmmm sounds delicious:)

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    bridget {bake at 350} — October 31, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    I haven’t made it, or HEARD of it!!! Oh my goodness, it sounds AMAZING! Next week, this is on my grocery list!

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    SnoWhite — October 31, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    I had to come and see what “pumpkin pasta” was… how tasty looking! I have bookmarked this for future reference!

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