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Fall is a time of beauty!  I love the leaves, the wind blowing them around, the excitement of unknown weather, the time inside with family and friends, the baking, the anticipation of the holidays to come, and the comfort foods.  What a wonderful time of year to just soak in all that is around you.

In my family fall means lots of soup!  It is one of the best ways to warm up and feel cozy and comfortable on a blustery day.  I dream up all kinds of soups and we have different ones each week.  The soup that I am sharing with you today I’ve been thinking about, making, and tweaking for some time now.  I finally got the “go ahead” to share it, I hit the flavor jackpot!  Inspired by one of my husband’s favorite childhood dishes, Chicken Divine, I made a Chicken Divine Soup!  It is the ultimate comfort soup, creamy, full of flavor, rich, delicious!

I like this soup eaten plain or on top of a bed of spinach (that’s actually how I eat almost all my soup!)  I serve it to my kids on top of a bed of quinoa, brown rice or pasta.  How will you like it???

  • 3 Tbs. butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 8 mushrooms, diced small
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • 2 chicken breasts, diced
  • 2 TBS curry powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 TBS chicken base
  • 2 TBS lemon juice
  • 4-6 cups broccoli florets, cut small
  • 8 oz. cream cheese (I used 1/3 less fat)
  • 4 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, diced or shredded
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese

Chicken Divine Soup

Melt the butter in a stock pot heated over medium.  Add the onions, mushrooms, and red pepper.  Sauté until the onions are softened, about 5-8 minutes.  Add in the garlic and stir to combine,  then add the diced chicken breasts.  Stir and sauté until the chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes.  Stir in the curry powder, salt and pepper.

Pour in the water, chicken base (chicken broth can be substituted for the water and base), and lemon juice.  Stir to combine and then add the broccoli.  Heat to a simmer and add in the cream cheese.  Stir until the cream cheese is melted, then add in the cheddar and parmesan cheeses.

Taste and adjust the salt and pepper as needed.  Enjoy on it’s own or serve on top of quinoa, pasta, or brown rice.

Trim Healthy Mamas, this is an S meal without the quinoa, pasta, or brown rice.  If those are added it becomes a crossover.