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Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 4

A single chicken breast and a cup of chopped ham team up in this yummy soup to create luxury out of your leftovers. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

4
cups whole milk
1
boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
3/4
cup Progresso™ plain panko crispy bread crumbs
1 1/4
cups vegetable oil
1/3
cup all-purpose flour
1
cup diced ham steak
4
oz chive and onion cream cheese, softened

Steps

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  • 1
    Place 1 tablespoon of the milk and 1/4 teaspoon salt in large bowl. Add chicken pieces; toss to coat. Add bread crumbs; press to coat. Set aside.
  • 2
    In 4-quart saucepan, heat 1/4 cup of the oil over medium heat. Add flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, until thick and starting to turn golden brown, being careful to stir around side of pan.
  • 3
    Slowly stream in remaining milk, beating constantly with whisk, until incorporated. Stir in ham with spatula; increase heat to medium-high and heat just to simmering, then reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes.
  • 4
    Remove from heat; add cream cheese, and stir until melted.
  • 5
    In 10-inch skillet, heat remaining 1 cup oil to shimmering over medium-high heat. Press bread crumbs to chicken once more, then gently place chicken pieces in hot oil. Discard any leftover bread crumbs. Cook chicken 3 to 5 minutes, turning occasionally, until browned all over. Using slotted spoon, transfer to paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  • 6
    Divide soup among 4 bowls. Top with chicken croutons. Garnish with chopped fresh chives, if desired.

Expert Tips

  • Using whole milk in this recipe prevents the soup from separating.
  • Regular cream cheese can be used instead of the chive and onion variety. Just add a little green onion or chive to the soup to keep that onion flavor.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
630
Calories from Fat
380
% Daily Value
Total Fat
42g
65%
Saturated Fat
14g
72%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
100mg
34%
Sodium
1200mg
50%
Potassium
580mg
17%
Total Carbohydrate
35g
12%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
13g
Protein
28g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 1 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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