Sunday, October 9, 2011

"Cream" of Chicken Soup

This is the perfect substitute for Cream of Chicken soup. The taste and texture are spot on! However the health benefits of this one includes high protein, high fiber, and no processed ingredients. Whereas a certain name brand contains processed ingredients like soy, oil, milk, and other filler chemicals that I'd rather not eat.

This recipe makes a large batch so I usually just freeze what I don't need and then thaw a container out before I need to use it. Sometimes I'll just put the frozen block and other ingredients I'm using in the crock pot and let time take care of the rest.

With this recipe a wheat grinder, blendtec, or dry container vitamix will be needed to make the white bean flour. I've used several different kinds of white beans and they all have turned out great. Cannellini, Great Northern, and Navy are all pretty interchangeable. One time I didn't have enough white beans so I did about half white and half garbanzo and the soup still turned out great! It's pretty flexible.

Also you will find this recipe on Kelly's site for Real Food Wednesday and Sunday Night Soup. Check it out for other healthy recipes!

 Bring chicken broth to a boil

 Whisk in white bean flour until thick

Cook your favorite dish using cream of chicken
  soup. 

Ingredients:
  • 6 cups of chicken broth OR 4 cups chicken stock and 2 cups of filtered water
  • 1 cup white bean flour
  • Add in options: cooked chicken, sautéed mushrooms, sautéed onions, any cooked veggies, or herbs/spices
Directions:
  1. Bring the chicken broth or stock/water mixture to a boil. 
  2. Then whisk in the white bean flour. Lower the heat and stir for 3-5 minutes or until the "cream" of chicken is thickened to your liking. 
  3. Now you can let the soup cool and freeze what you won't be using (this is what I do), or add in pieces of chicken, mushrooms, or veggies and then place into containers to freeze. I prefer to do my add ins later since I don't always know what I'll be making. 

7 comments:

Butterpoweredbike said...

Sending this to my sister, who I'm sure will use it for her family, many allergy issues there. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I'm a little new to this "real food" thing. I need more info on the white bean flour. Do I just put regular dry beans (any of the types you listed) and grind them in my Vitamix dry container?

Tyler and Kathryn said...

I have a wheat grinder so I just put regular dry beans into my wheat grinder to make the flour. For the dry grain vitamix container or blendtec just do 2 cups of beans at a time. Let me know how it turns out!

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Debbie @ Easy Natural Food said...

Hi, this sounds really good! I'm going to be hosting a blog carnival specifically for soups, stocks and chowders, starting this Sunday. I would love it if you would come over and post this recipe. Here's a link with more info.

http://easynaturalfood.com/2011/10/17/introducing-sunday-night-soup-night/

I hope to see you there!
Debbie

Debbie @ Easy Natural Food said...

Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with Sunday Night Soup Night. I'll be hosting weekly through fall and winter, so I'd love to see you again with your next soup/stock/chowder recipe!