i tried out a new recipe the other day,
for chicken and potato soup with bacon.
it was a hit!
Chicken and Potato Soup with Bacon
2 T butter
1 t garlic, minced
1 white onion, chopped
6 bacon slices, sliced
2 leeks, washed and sliced
2 T flour
4 c chicken broth
1 lb new potatoes, chopped into 1/2" pieces
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
4 T cream
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 c parsley, chopped
Melt the butter in a large stock pot over medium heat. Add the garlic and onion and cook, stirring for 3-4 minutes until slightly softened. Add bacon and leeks and cook for another 5-7 minutes, stirring.
In a bowl, mix the flour with enough of the broth to make a smooth paste and stir it into the pan. cook, stirring for 2 minutes. Pour in the remaining broth, then add the potatoes and chicken. Season well with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for 25 minutes until the chicken and potatoes are tender and cooked through.
Stir in the cream and cook another 2 minutes, then removed from the heat and ladle into bowls. Garnish with parsley.
but perhaps use a little less leek
and make it a bit more creamy?