Delicious Chicken Fennel and Mushroom Soup Recipe

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Delicious Chicken Fennel and Mushroom Soup Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40mins
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Recipe by Administrator
Published on September 11, 2023

This Chicken Fennel and Mushroom Soup is a hearty and comforting dish that will warm you up on a chilly day. Made with tender chicken, fragrant fennel, and earthy mushrooms, this soup is packed with flavor. It is a perfect balance of savory and herby notes that will leave you wanting more. The addition of fennel adds a refreshing twist to the traditional chicken and mushroom soup. Whether you are looking for a quick weeknight dinner or a comforting meal for a special occasion, this recipe is sure to satisfy your cravings.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breast, boneless and skinless
  • 2 fennel bulbs, sliced
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the diced onion and minced garlic to the pot and sauté until fragrant and translucent.
  3. Add the sliced fennel and mushrooms to the pot and cook until they start to soften.
  4. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper, then add them to the pot.
  5. Pour in the chicken broth and bring the soup to a simmer.
  6. Cover the pot and let the soup cook for about 20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
  7. Remove the chicken from the pot and shred it using two forks.
  8. Return the shredded chicken to the pot.
  9. Stir in the heavy cream and fresh thyme leaves.
  10. Simmer the soup for an additional 5 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  11. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  12. Serve the soup hot and enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Fennel has been used for centuries in Mediterranean cuisine for its flavor and medicinal properties.
  • Mushrooms are a great source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
  • This soup is a great make-ahead meal as it can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three days.
  • The combination of chicken, fennel, and mushrooms creates a comforting and flavorful combination.