Chicken Tomato Bisque
Plus Kid-style tips!

First, this is an easy, really good creamy tomato soup. Make it in under an hour—we all have things to do, people to see…
Then you add shredded chicken (leftovers are awesome for this!), and it makes a complete meal—right in the bowl.

Kid Style
As much as we’d like to deny it, kids are picky. Also, grown women like me are picky, but that’s for another time.
So unless your children are like my food-hero-nephew Jackson, who asks for broccoli for breakfast, here’s a thought:
Don’t add the chicken to the soup (also leave off the beautiful leafy oregano garnish). Cut chicken into little bites along with some squares of bread and cheese and hand the child some toothpicks. Let them dunk skewered bites of these morsels into the tomato soup. FTW*

*That means “for the win” for people like me who had to Google it.

Chicken Tomato Bisque 

5 from 1 vote
Chicken Tomato Bisque + Kid Tip
Work Time
30 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Leftover grilled, roasted or rotisserie chicken is perfect for this easy weeknight meal.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken tomato bisque, Creamy tomato soup
Yield: 5 cups
Calories: 251 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 carrot chopped
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (28-oz) can whole tomatoes with juice
  • cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tsp chopped oregano
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 cups (12 oz) shredded cooked chicken
Instructions
  1. In a 6-qt pot over medium-high heat, combine olive oil, carrot, onion and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally until onion is soft, 6 to 8 min. Stir in flour until vegetables are coated, then add tomatoes. Add broth and ½ tsp oregano and stir, breaking up tomatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cook 8 to 10 min.
  2. Working in small batches, puree soup in a blender of food processor and transfer back to pot. Stir in cream, salt and chicken and heat through. Season to taste with salt and ground black pepper and serve garnished with remaining oregano.
Recipe Notes

This is an easy, really good creamy tomato soup. Make it in under an hour.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Tomato Bisque + Kid Tip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 251 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 649mg 27%
Potassium 380mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 47.5%
Vitamin C 13.4%
Calcium 5.5%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipe by Tara Bench originally published in Ladies’ Home Journal Sept/09. Photography Alexandra Rowley. Food Styling Roscoe Betsil. Prop Styling Jen Everett.<?small>

 

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