I like that blended mushrooms give the soup a velvety feel without the need for any cheese. I think that a thick version of this would be great for a baked chicken dish as well.
Cajun Chicken Mushroom Soup - serves 2
1 litre of chicken stock, warm
6 ounces mushroom, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tomato, diced
1 cooked chicken breast, shredded.
2 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. olive oil
1/4 cup flour
1/4 milk or cream
1 tbsp. Cajun seasoning*
salt and pepper
Melt butter an olive oil together in a medium saucepan. Saute onions and garlic until onions are translucent. Add flour and cook two minutes, but do not brown. Slowly add stock while whisking to prevent lumps - if you like your soup thicker, you may not need all the stock. Add carrot, mushrooms and Cajun seasoning. Simmer, covered on low until carrot is tender, 10 minutes. Puree half or all the soup until smooth. Pour back in to saucepan add chicken, tomato, milk/cream and cook over medium low heat. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with cilantro or green onions.
* different blends are spicier than others - go easy on the seasoning if you are not sure how hot it will be. You can always add a bit more if you want to turn up the heat. I made a blend that I found on Allrecipes, but you could use any commercial blend you prefer.
|finished with a drizzle of flavoured olive oil|