Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Soup


This creamy chicken and mushroom soup is easy to make. The mix of vegetables and thyme adds richness, while the bone-in chicken flavors the broth. If you're in a hurry, you can skip the chicken breasts and add rotisserie chicken at the end instead.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins
6 servings
Nutrition Profile:


  • 2 ½ pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts (about 2 split breasts)

  • 24 ounces fresh mixed mushrooms, sliced

  • 1 ½ cups chopped yellow onion

  • 1 cup sliced carrots

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic

  • 1 ½ tablespoons chopped fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dried thyme

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 3 cups whole milk

  • 2 cups unsalted chicken broth

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup frozen peas


  1. Cook chicken, skin-side down, in a large heavy pot over medium-high heat until the skin is golden brown and the fat has rendered, about 6 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate; remove and discard the skin.

  2. Add mushrooms and onion to the drippings in the pot; cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms are browned and the onion is softened, about 7 minutes. Add carrots, garlic and thyme; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add flour; cook, stirring constantly, until toasted, about 1 minute. Add milk, broth and salt; stir to combine. Nestle the chicken into the mixture. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to maintain a simmer. Cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest portion of the chicken registers 165 degrees F, 20 to 25 minutes. (Do not remove from heat.)

  3. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board; let rest for 5 minutes. Shred the meat into bite-size pieces; discard bones. Stir the shredded chicken and peas into the soup. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

377 Calories
13g Fat
23g Carbs
42g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 3/4 cups
Calories 377
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 42g 85%
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 105mg 35%
Vitamin A 3956IU 79%
Vitamin C 7mg 8%
Folate 70mcg 17%
Sodium 499mg 22%
Calcium 212mg 16%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 65mg 15%
Potassium 1148mg 24%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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