Creamy Marry Me Chicken Soup Recipe Is Destined for Greatness by Jan Mostrom


Creamy Marry Me Chicken Soup Recipe Is Destined for Greatness

It’s been really cold where we live, so all I want to cook is warm comfort food. This marry me chicken soup recipe really hit the spot! This rich, satisfying soup is such a creamy and easy soup to make. It gets its name because it’s so good, you might get a proposal from the person you make it for! My husband said he’d definitely marry me again if I continue to make it! Serve this soup based on the viral recipe for marry me chicken with biscuits or bread and you’ll have a warm meal for these cold winter nights.

Here are the simple ingredients you’ll want to have on hand to make this creamy gluten-free soup tonight: sundried tomatoes in oil, onion, garlic, tomato paste, chicken broth, whipping cream, fresh basil, salt, Italian seasonings, garlic powder, crushed red pepper flakes, pasta, baby spinach, shredded cooked chicken, cream and Parmesan cheese.

Serve up bowls of this dreamy chicken soup for lunch or as a comforting dinner with your bread or favorite side dishes.

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Cuisine: American / Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup drained julienne-cut sundried tomatoes packed in oil with herbs
  • 1 tablespoon oil from sun-dried tomato jar (divided)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 large garlic cloves, minced (about 4 teaspoons)
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 boxes (32 ounces each) chicken broth (8 cups)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 teaspoons chopped fresh basil, plus more for garnish (optional)
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons kosher salt (or to taste)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, plus more for garnish
  • 8 ounces uncooked medium shell pasta (about 3 cups)
  • 6 ounces chopped fresh baby spinach (I like to de-stem the spinach)
  • 2 heaping cups cooked shredded or cubed chicken
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, plus more for topping

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Recipe Notes

  • I used half of a cooked rotisserie chicken for this soup recipe. Use the leftover chicken for tacos or fajitas the following night.
  • Any short or medium pasta will work for this soup recipe. Try penne, rotini, fusilli or elbows.
  • Store any leftover soup in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. In a large soup pot, heat oil from the sundried tomatoes on medium until hot. Add onions and garlic and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes, or until soft.
  2. Add the tomatoes and tomato paste and stir for another 2 minutes, or until the tomato paste turns a deep red.
  3. Stir in the cream, broth, basil, garlic powder, Italian seasonings and crushed red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring every now and then, about 10 minutes.
  4. Add the pasta. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until pasta is al dente, about 10 to 12 minutes. Make sure to stir occasionally.
  5. Turn heat to low and add cream and Parmesan cheese, spinach and cooked chicken. Stir for 5 minutes to warm the chicken.
  6. Serve warm topped with basil, more Parmesan and a few more crushed red pepper flakes.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 655

Total Fat: 21.4g

Saturated Fat: 11g

Cholesterol: 167mg

Sodium: 708mg

Total Carbohydrate: 85.7g

Dietary Fiber: 3.3g

Total Sugars: 8.3g

Protein: 31.9g

Vitamin D: 7mcg

Calcium: 171mg

Iron: 8mg

Potassium: 1207mg

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Donna John
Wow!! This looks amazing! On my list to make ASAP.
Elisa Schmitz
This creamy soup recipe looks phenomenal, Jan Mostrom . I can see why your husband would marry you all over again, LOL! #yum
Kathy Foster
Looks so delicious - Thanks for sharing!!!

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