Inspired by the favorite pasta dish, this creamy Chicken Alfredo Soup comes together in no time with the help of a few store-bought shortcuts. Rotisserie chicken, frozen peas, and a jar of Alfredo sauce, which serves as the backbone of this highly comforting pot of soup, keep your hands-on prep to a minimum. This convenience factor, coupled with the fact that it’s is a guaranteed kid-pleasing recipe, makes this soup a perfect go-to for hectic weeknights. While it is undeniably luscious and satisfying, the soup is surprisingly not overly heavy or right. We used Gia Russa brand sauce, but feel free to use your own favorite. Served with a crusty bread, a green salad, and a glass of white wine, this quick and easy soup makes for an outstanding dinner on chilly nights.
A creamy chicken and vegetable mixture tops toast for a quick twist on potpie. Matchstick-cut carrots, frozen peas, and rotisserie chicken save time, as does a wide skillet for sautéing the vegetables and building the sauce.
3 of 22Photo: Kelsey Hansen; Prop Styling: Kashara Johnson; Food Styling: Mark Driskill
Inspired by Greek avgolemono, this recipe yields a creamy, comforting, bright bowl of soup that delivers everything we want when feeling a little under the weather. Heck, served with a warm blanket and a cozy couch, we’re convinced this lemony chicken soup can fix just about anything. As delicious as it is, this soup requires very simple ingredients and is easy to make. Just be gentle when adding the hot broth into your egg mixture (to temper), and the rest couldn’t be easier. This is a smart trick for richening soup without cream, and produces a uniquely rich broth that’s easy on the stomach. While we call for rotisserie chicken and store-bought stock for convenience sake, you could certainly roast your own chicken, then make chicken stock with the carcass for an even more flavorful pot of soup. We specifically developed this soup to make a large batch so that there’s plenty to share with friends, or stash in the freezer for the next time you’re feeling a bit under the weather or simply need a warming, fuss-free meal.
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8 of 22Photo: Anna Williams; Styling: Anna Last
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11 of 22Photo: John Autry; Styling: Lindsey Ellis Beatty
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12 of 22Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Red onion and celery add crunch to this quick chicken salad. Blueberries have thick skins, so they won't break apart when tossed with the chicken.
13 of 22Photo: Anna Williams
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14 of 22Photo: Randy Mayor; Food Styling: Kellie Gerber Kelley; Prop Styling: Lindsey Lower
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15 of 22Karry Hosford
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16 of 22Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Rose Nguyen
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17 of 22Becky Luigart-Stayner; Cindy Barr
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18 of 22James Baigrie
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19 of 22Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Victoria Cox
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21 of 22Photo: Yunhee Kim
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22 of 22Lee Harrelson
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