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French Onion Chicken Soup

French Onion Chicken Soup is the best of both worlds!

Gooey cheese and crispy croutons top a hearty, filling chicken soup.

 

Well, winter decided to show it’s face this week! And nothing says cold wintry evenings like a pot of soup simmering on the stovetop. Chicken soup is a staple, and nothing helps with flu season more. 

 

 

I have two “foods” that if they are on the menu, I’m ordering them.

1. French onion soup

2. Wedge salad {here’s a knock off on my favorite wedge salad in the world, so far.}

 

While this doesn’t combine the two — it does take my favorite onion soup, and give it a more hearty consistency. Filled with chicken, carrots, celery, onions, and garlic this is sure to bring a whole new meaning to comfort food. It’s like eating the bread bowl on TOP of your soup, covered in cheese. YUM!

 

 

French Onion Chicken Soup

Ingredients:

1/2 stick of butter

3 medium yellow onions, sliced thinly

1 cup red wine

2 carrots, small dice

2 celery sticks, small dice

4 garlic cloves, minced

salt and pepper

1 tablespoon fresh thyme

2 bay leaves

32 ounces beef stock

2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken

bread cubes

gruyere cheese

 

Directions:

Begin by melting your butter over medium heat in large dutch oven. Add sliced onions once butter begins to bubble, and cook until caramelized. This takes a while — depending on your stovetop, up to twenty minutes. Once onions are caramelized, add red wine into pot and turn heat up to medium high. Reduce by half. Once wine is reduced by half, add in carrots, celery, and garlic and saute until tender — maybe 10 minutes — over medium heat. Pour in thyme, bay leaves, beef stock, and chicken. Simmer over low heat for half an hour. You could also pour all this into a crock pot and cook on low for a few hours.

 

When ready to serve, ladle soup into oven proof crocks, and top with bread cubes + shredded gruyere cheese. Broil until melty, and golden brown. Serve immediately (be careful, it is VERY hot!).

 

 

What are your favorite soups to make in winter?? Also, be sure to check out my SleepSwag Eye Mask giveaway! You have until Friday evening to enter…

 

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Stay warm, friends!

XOXO,

 

 

 

 

 

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