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Creamy Irish chicken soup |


Irish chicken soup

This recipe really surprised me, it is really creamy and the potato adds such a great texture to the soup. What got me to make it was the bacon, chicken and bacon are a marraige made in heaven, add to that some cream and how wrong can you go! It’s really good, try it. (good for 4 servings)

What you need

4 or 5 slices bacon chopped
500g chicken breast meat in small chunks
2 large potatoes cubed
2 onions chopped
500ml chicken stock
500ml milk
150ml double cream
Palm of finely chopped parsley
1 tablespoon butter

The process

In a large pot on a medium to high heat, add the bacon and chicken pieces and cook, stirring frequently for about 6 minutes until the chicken is white. Add the onions and cook for about another 5 minutes stirring constantly.

Now add the potatoes, butter, stock and milk, give it a stir, bring it to the boil, reduce the heat and allow to simmer for 45 minutes.

Taste and season to your liking.

Add the cream, stir to combine, add the parsley, stir again and then simmer for a further 5 minutes.

Serve straight away with your favorite bread or rolls and a salad t finish off the meal.

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20 Responses to “Creamy Irish chicken soup”

  1. Sharon says:

    Hi Graham

    I made this soup on Saturday evening and it was really great. Really enjoyed it.
    Thanks again for the great receipes.


  2. Deidre says:

    Need to double up the recipe. Would you recommend doubling up all the ingredients?

    • Graham says:

      Hi Deidre, that will be no problem, just hold back a little on the liquid by reserving about 1/2 cup which you can add when needed. Enjoy it and happy days G

  3. Tammy says:

    Hi Graham,

    Well winter is almost here again and guess what ? I will be making lots and lots of Creamy Irish chicken soup !! It is the best soup ever !!!

    I love your recipes so easy and they always turn out great !!
    Thanks again.



    • Graham says:

      Thank you Tammy, so glad you are enjoying the recipes. That Irish chicken soup is amazing. Have a fabulous time G

  4. Sarah says:

    Hi Mr. Graham. I am a college student and our final exam in my cooking class is making a soup. And thanks to your recipe, we were able to pass the exam :)I love the bacon,parsley, chicken, the milk, almost everything. we just made a little bit changes, we omit the potato and we just put the carrot and some corn kernel. and it is still delicious. those who judged our soup love the creaminess of it. thank you so much you were a big help Godbless :))

    • Graham says:

      Hi Sarah, the corn sounds like a great idea and with winter not that far off will make a great change. So glad you found us and congratulations on passing, hope to read about you and your achievements in the near future. Have a lekker day G

  5. Tina says:

    Hi Graham, I am making your soup right now. Not sure how much butter to use? can you please let me know. Can’t wait to taste it.

    Thank you

    • Graham says:

      Hi Tina, soory for the late reply, just arrived in Cape Town for the holidays… Marvelous place this. You use 1 tablespoon, cheers for now G

  6. Amanda Stone says:

    Sounds delish. Busy prepping now to make a nice creamy chicken soup and was looking for some last minute ideas. I’m going to use this as a base and add a hint of celery, some leeks and mushrooms. Hope it turns out great. Nice recipe Graham, thank you.

    • Graham says:

      You are welcome Amanda, let us know how it turns out. Cheers for now G

      • Amanda Stone says:

        It was absolutely divine. I was worried that the celery would overpower the other delicate flavours, but I added one stalk, as well as some garlic. I used a whole chicken and boiled it with 2 bay leaves and a pinch of black pepper for the stock, then took the meat off the bone. From there I added the other ingredients and made the soup. My family LOVED it. Thanks again.

  7. Carmen says:

    Absolutely adored this soup! I made it this weekend and the weather was playing along quite nicely – needless to say it was a roaring success! Thanks a million Graham

  8. Tammy says:

    Oh my soul !!
    I was surfing the web for Irish recipes and I clicked on this one and made it for Sunday lunch, Divine !! Thank you for a great website of recipes, I am definitely going to try your other recipes, thanks again.


  9. Sue | Cater says:

    Bacon, chicken and cream is a match made in heaven, what a lovely soup, so different to ones normal say butternut soup which is all I can make, I am going to try this one however.

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