Friday, May 13, 2011

Chicken and potato soup

Don't let the simple ingredient list fool you...this soup is tasty, comforting, and deep-down warming!

Chicken and Potato Soup

1 clove of garlic, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 jalapeno peppers, chopped
2 c chicken breast, chopped
2 c potatoes, chopped
1 c carrots, chopped
Water or stock
White flour
2 -3 c milk
Sharp cheddar or Gruyere cheese for topping

Saute the garlic, onion, and peppers in butter till barely soft.  Add the chicken and cook until done.  Add the potatoes and carrots and a bit of water to deglaze the pan.  In a smaller saucepan, heat some butter and flour and add milk to make a white sauce.  Add the white sauce along with additional milk, water, or stock to the chicken mixture and simmer until the vegetables are tender.  Serve topped with grated cheese.

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