8 Healthy Soup Recipes For Cold Nights

1) Creamy Mushroom Chicken Soup                            (1 of 8)


1) Creamy Mushroom Chicken Soup                            (1 of 8)


When the weather gets colder and you are bound to stay inside, nothing brings in more warmth and excitement than a bowl full of hot soup. This creamy mushroom chicken soup is super creamy and totally comforting. So, if you are feeling really cold, warm yourself up with this delicious soup recipe.


  1. Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  2. 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
  3. 8 ounces boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch chunks
  4. 4 cups chicken stock
  5. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  6. 3 carrots, peeled and diced
  7. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  8. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  9. 2 stalks celery, diced
  10. 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  11. 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  12. 1/2 cup half and half, or more, as needed*
  13. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  14. 1 sprig rosemary
  15. 1 onion, diced
  16. 1 bay leaf


  1. In a large stockpot, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  2. In a bowl, season chicken thighs with salt and pepper and add the chicken to the stockpot.
  3. Cook the chicken thighs until they turn golden brown and set aside.
  4. Add butter in the stockpot and melt over medium heat.
  5. Add onion, mushrooms, garlic, celery, and carrots, and cook.
  6. Stir the ingredients occasionally until the vegetables are tender. This will take about 4 minutes.
  7. Add thyme into the pot until fragrant.
  8. Add flour into the pot until it turns slightly brown.
  9. Mix in the chicken stock, chicken thighs, bay leaf, and cook.
  10. Make sure you are constantly mixing the ingredients until the mixture is slightly thickened.
  11. Now add half and half until heated properly.
  12. Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste and if the consistency of the soup is too thick, add more half and half.
  13. Pour the prepared soup in a large bowl and garnish with rosemary and parsley.

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