Chicken velvet soup (janice norman)

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
6 tablespoons Butter
6 tablespoons Flour
½ cup Milk
½ cup Light cream
3 cups Chicken broth
1 cup Finely chopped chicken

Make cream sauce, cook until thickened and comes to a boil, reduce heat. Stir in chicken. Add a dash of pepper. Return to boiling and serve immediately. Makes 5 cups of very rich soup.

For Cheese Soup, omit the chicken, but add 1 cup shredded cheese and a few drops of yellow food coloring.

Meals and Meditations, compiled by United Methodist Women, Rockville, IN.

From Fred Peters:

Broth: 1 chicken (about 5 lb) 2½ quarts water Soup: ¾ c butter (room temperature) ¾ c flour 2 c light cream (OR half-and-half) 6 c chicken stock, heated 1 ½ c cooked chicken breast, finely chopped Salt, to taste, if desired Freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 c fresh parsley, snipped, to garnish Broth: Simmer the chicken for about 1 hour. Remove the chicken and cool; remove the meat from the bones. Reserve the white meat and save the remainder for other uses.

Soup: Blend the butter and flour together in a mdm (3-quart) saucepan. Warm the cream in a seperate pan. Add the warmed cream to the butter-flour mixture and stir until smooth. It will start to thicken when it is heated. Stir in two c of the hot stock. Cook over low heat, stirring, until heated through and blended, about 4 minutes. Add an additional 4 c of stock and the chopped chicken.

Season to taste with salt, if desired, and pepper. Heat to serving temperature--steaming, but not boiling or the cream will break. Watch the pot closely to keep from coming to a boil.

Serve from a heated tureen and ladle into heated bowls. Garnish with snippets of fresh parsley.

About 8 servings

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