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Chicken potato soup topped with shredded cheese, on a bowl

Chicken Potato Soup

Chicken potato soup is a crazy delicious soup with tender potatoes, succulent chicken and wholesome veggies swimming in a savory cream sauce.
Course Chicken Dinner, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken Potato Soup, Chicken Potato Soup Recipe, How Do I Make Chicken Potato Soup, How To Make Chicken Potato Soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 469kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 8 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 heaping tablespoons chicken flavored Better Than Bouillon
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 3 cooked chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup heavy cream


  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • green onions, sliced


  • Cook the bacon in a large pot, stirring often, until crispy. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate; set aside. Remove and discard (or save for another recipe) all but 1/4 cup of pan drippings.
    How to make Chicken Potato Soup, cooking the bacon
  • Add the butter to the pot and melt over medium-low heat. Saute onion, carrot, celery, and garlic until soft, about 6-8 minutes. Sprinkle flour over vegetables and continue to cook, whisking constantly for about 4-5 minutes or until flour is lightly toasted and fragrant.
    How to make Chicken Potato Soup, sprinkle flour
  • Remove pot from heat and slowly whisk in broth until smooth.
  • Return pot to heat, add Better Than Bouillon, thyme, bay leaf, salt, black pepper, and potatoes. Bring to a boil, then immediately reduce heat and simmer, uncovered until potatoes are fork-tender about 20 minutes. Stir in chicken cubes, and heavy cream and simmer until chicken is heated through about 10 minutes.
    How to make Chicken Potato Soup, add chicken
  • Adjust seasoning, ladle into individual bowls and top as desired with cheddar cheese, green onions, and reserved bacon. Serve!


Serving: 1/8 of the recipe | Calories: 469kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 345mg | Potassium: 923mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3241IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2mg