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Classic Cream Of Chicken Soup

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  Chicken leg 1 (Thigh And Drumstick)
  Strong chicken broth 8 Cup (128 tbs)
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Medium 1⁄2 (Skin Still On)
  Bay leaf 1
  Parsley stems 8
  Fresh sage leaves/1/2 teaspoon ground dried sage 4
  Clarified butter/Oil 4 Tablespoon
  Flour 4 Tablespoon
  Fresh cream/Half and half 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

1. Place the chicken leg, the broth, and 2 cups of water in a large soup pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat and skim off any foam that rises to the surface. Add the onion, bay leaf, parsley stems, and sage. (You can tie these in a bundle with cotton twine for easy removal, if desired.) Lower heat and simmer until cooked through, about 45 minutes. Strain. Cool the chicken, discard the skin, and dice the meat.
2. In a small saucepan, combine the clarified butter and flour. Cook over moderate heat until the mixture is a smooth paste with a nutty aroma, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool. This is your roux.
3. Ladle a cup of hot soup into the roux. Over low heat, beat the mixture together with a wire whisk until smooth. Add more soup and repeat until half of the soup is thickened, bringing the mixture to a simmer between additions. Pour this thickened broth back into the rest of the soup.
4. Bring to a simmer, and cook 5 to 8 minutes. Stir in the cream and diced chicken meat, and season to taste with salt and pepper.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1885 Calories from Fat 664

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 73 g112.9%

Saturated Fat 46.5 g232.4%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 284.4 mg94.8%

Sodium 5834.1 mg243.1%

Total Carbohydrates 245 g81.7%

Dietary Fiber 4.3 g17.4%

Sugars 93.5 g

Protein 53 g105.7%

Vitamin A 141.5% Vitamin C 87.4%

Calcium 60.9% Iron 40.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Classic Cream Of Chicken Soup Recipe