Cook Time: 25 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
I cannot be the only one out there who takes leftovers and creates new masterpieces to stretch a buck, right? Take soup for example. It is the perfect means for re-purposing leftovers and is one of those dishes to be enjoyed year-round. Do you eat soup year-round? We do! Today we have taken leftovers to a new level and combined the flavors of the classic dish Chicken Cordon Bleu (chicken, ham and Swiss cheese), added Cherchies® award-winning Champagne Mustard, and created this delicious soup your family will love.
If you have been following our blog (thank you, we love you, or if you just found our blog, welcome, we love you, too!), you will recall (or be introduced to) my passion for creating culinary masterpieces using leftovers. With a family of five, I do my best to waste as little as possible, and leftovers are the way to go. This delicious soup recipe came together out of necessity last Christmas when I tried to make sense of leftover ham, vegetables from the crudité platter, Swiss cheese, and leftover chicken (which always seems to be a staple in our home). It dawned on me, Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup! Something different, and different is good:)
This rich, creamy soup tastes just like its iconic cousin with generous chunks of ham, chicken, Swiss Cheese, hearty vegetables, Cherchies® Champagne Mustard and Cherchies® Basil Pizzazz Seasoning. The flavors marry together beautifully to create a delicious meal your family will request over and over.
What are you waiting for? Grab your leftovers and make a batch of this flavorful soup today. If there are any leftovers, portion them off into plastic freezer bags and freeze to be enjoyed year-round.
Comment below and let us know how you liked this deconstructed Chicken Cordon Bleu.
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1 medium onion, diced
4 Tablespoons (Tbsp) butter
3-4 carrots, peeled and diced
3 stalks celery, chopped
1/3 cup white wine
2 cups chicken broth
1 Tablespoon (Tbsp) Minors chicken base
6 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
1 teaspoon (tsp) Thyme
1 teaspoon (tsp) Rosemary
1 teaspoon (tsp) Cherchies® Basil Pizzazz
1 heaping Tablespoon (Tbsp) Cherchies® Champagne Mustard
1 cup grated Swiss cheese
2 large chicken breasts, cooked and diced
1 cup diced ham (leftover holiday ham is perfect, or chop up a ham slice)
2 Tablespoon (Tbsp) all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon chopped parsley (optional garnish)
Chop onions, carrots,and celery and set aside.
Wash and chop potatoes. In a Dutch oven, add enough water to cover the potatoes and cook potatoes on medium-high, until almost fork tender. Drain potatoes and set aside when they are finished cooking.
While potatoes are cooking, add onions, carrots, and celery to a large skillet and cook in butter on low until tender. Add the cooked onions, carrots, and celery to the potatoes in the Dutch oven.
To thicken the soup, remove 1 cup of soup from pan and combine it with the flour in a food processor or blender (that can handle heat). Puree until smooth. Add the pureed soup back to the Dutch oven and stir. Add the Swiss cheese. Allow soup to cook for 5 minutes.
Garnish with chopped parsley (optional). Serve with a green salad and our Best Darn Garlic Bread for a complete meal.