Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup
Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup is filled with chicken, ham, and cheesy broth. It’s hard to believe you can have this Chicken Cordon Bleu soup on your table in under 15 minutes but you can. If you want to make this Keto friendly, simply omit the flour.
CHICKEN CORDON BLEU SOUP
Fall has still not shown its face here in South Florida. My husband has memories of trick-or-treating in a big winter jacket so your Halloween costume wasn’t really even seen.
Here in Florida it’s so hot that if a costume has long sleeves, it’s out of the running.
The heat definitely doesn’t stop us from eating soup. In fact, we eat soup at least once a week in our house.
This soup is ultra creamy with Swiss cheese and cream cheese, savory ham and chicken.
We have family coming into town that are on the Keto diet. I was brainstorming dinner ideas for them and came up with this soup.
Well sort of. A normal roux for a soup consists of equal parts fat and equal parts flour. Then you whisk in the liquid and add whatever cheese you like.
So what I meant to say is that when I was making this soup I was thinking how great it would be for the Keto diet if only it weren’t for the flour. Good news. It works without it too.
CAN I USE A DIFFERENT CHEESE?
Aren’t a fan of Swiss cheese? Swiss is one of the identifying ingredients in Chicken Cordon Bleu but you can absolutely use cheddar or mozzarella instead.
ARE YOU ON THE KETO DIET?
To make this Keto friendly simply omit the flour.
If you don’t have half-and-half, you can substitute half cream and half milk.
OTHER CHICKEN RECIPES:
- Chicken Cordon Bleu Lasagna
- One-Pan Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli and Rice
- Parmesan Chicken Meatballs
- Chicken Pot Pie
- Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
- Baked Chicken Chimichangas
Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 white onion, diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup flour
- 3 cups chicken broth, (see note)
- 2 cups half-and-half, (see note)
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1 1/4 cups shredded Swiss cheese
- 2 cups rotisserie chicken
- 1 cup diced ham
- In a large pot, melt the better on low heat and add the diced onion. Cook onion in butter until onion is soft, about 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the flour and cook for one minute.
- Slowly whisk in the chicken broth and half-and-half. Add the cream cheese and stir until combined. Stir in Swiss cheese until melted. Stir in the chicken and ham until heated through. Serve.
Top it off with some toasted panko…
Added dijon mustard
Thoughts on freezing leftovers?
Hard to believe there would be any.. but it’s just the two of us this time.
I’m guessing no.
I would think it would freeze but I haven’t tried it.
Probably the best recipe I have had in a long long time. It is simple it is delicious. Even men who say I don’t care for soup too much love this recipe.
This is my families favorite soup recipe and requested many times throughout the year – no matter what the season!
So Easy, so delicious.
And, very filling,., 🙂
This soup was absolutely delicious! I am curious if anyone has tried substituting the half and half with almond or cashew milk to lower the calories a bit? Either way, it is a keeper and I will be making it again.
You can totally sub those.
I had chicken cordon bleu on the menu this week, but my husband is ill and asked if I could make it a comforting soup instead. As a pretty adept home cook, I figured, sure, easy… Basic creamy soup base plus chicken, ham and swiss cheese. I was affraid to look for an actual recipe, in case it didn’t match what was in my head. This was exactly what we wanted, though. Perfection, plus I think the cream cheese was a good addition I hadn’t thought of myself. Had to split the recipe since I didn’t have enough cream cheese. Wish I had leftovers, though! We’re not keto, so there was much crusty bread for delicious dipping!
Bread always sounds delicious!
Can you use Almond flour for the keto diet instead of regular flour?
You can just leave the flour out.
This is one of the most delicious soups I’ve ever tasted.
Could Alfredo sauce be used instead of half and half or cream and milk?
Sure. It’s already pretty rich though and that would make it richer.
Love this recipe! Thank you for posting! I’m not a Swiss cheese fan so I tried white cheddar instead along with celery, and it was DELICIOUS!
So glad you loved it!
Can you make this using heavy whipping cream instead if you don’t have any half n half or milk?
Just tasted this on a scale of 1-10 it’s a 15
Haha. That makes me so happy!!
Can this be made in the crockpot? I usually make it stovetop and omit the flour, but if I can make it in the crockpot, sign me up!
Yes totally you can make it in the crockpot.
This was amazing! I did a double batch with 1/2 parmesan and 1/2 mozzarella. My husband is Keto,!and one of our boys is type 1 diabetic so he can eat this easily. Thank you so much for this recipe!!
You are welcome!
Fantastic recipe, though I must admit that mozzarella version was voted as a better one by our family.
I guess we all have different taste buds.