As a food blogger, I don’t repeat recipes very often. I’ve made this soup three times in one month. That’s how good it is, and how much my family loves it. We’re pretty tolerant of spicy foods, so take that into consideration when I say it’s really not too spicy, even for my 9 year-old. And you can always use less hot sauce. In fact, I recommend adding it gradually the first time you make this soup, so you can figure out exactly how much heat you want.
The soup is absolutely delicious on its own, but blue cheese crumbles, shredded Cheddar cheese and chopped green onions make great toppings. We also like to stir in a dollop of Ranch or blue cheese dressing. Best of all, everything is on the table in about 30 minutes (I use a supermarket rotisserie chicken to speed things up even more) and I get no complaints about what’s for dinner.
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup diced onion
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 8 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 4 cups peeled, cubed potatoes
- 2/3 cup Buffalo sauce (such as Frank’s Red Hot)
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened and cubed
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 4 cups cooked, shredded chicken
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Optional Toppings
- Blue cheese
- Cheddar cheese
- Chopped green onions
- Ranch dressing
- Blue cheese dressing
- Heat butter in a large pot over medium heat.
- Add onions and garlic and cook until tender, 2-3 minutes.
- Stir in flour and continue to cook for another 1-2 minutes.
- Add the chicken broth to the pot and stir until smooth.
- Bring to a boil and add potatoes. Simmer for 10-12 minutes, or until potatoes are just tender.
- Stir in Buffalo sauce. Add cream cheese and simmer, stirring frequently for about 5 minutes, or until cream cheese is mostly melted and smooth.
- Add Cheddar and Parmesan cheese and continue stirring until all of the cheese is melted.
- Stir in cooked, shredded chicken. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Simmer for an addition 5-10 minutes. Serve with optional toppings, if desired.
Who Dished It Up First: My friend Micah sent me a recipe for Buffalo Chicken Soup recently. I added potatoes and made a few other changes to create this recipe.