2 bowls of creamy chicken and mushroom soup

Creamy Chicken, Mushroom and Tarragon Soup

October 12, 2020 No Comments

This Creamy Chicken, Mushroom and Tarragon soup is naturally low in carbohydrates so lends itself well to a low carb or keto way of eating. It is also packed full of amazing flavours, perfect for a lunch time treat.

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We have always been fans of creamy tarragon sauces that seem to complement chicken and mushrooms so well. This recipe combines all those yummy elements in one delicious bowl, rich and luxurious and full of flavour.

We aren’t following a specific ‘diet’, but are trying to limit our carbohydrate intake, especialy on non exercise days. As a result a lot of the food we eat and my recipes are keto and low-carb friendly, and this is one of them.

I cook this soup in a slow cooker so I can make a huge batch to last us a few days. You can of course cook it on the hob as well (just adjust the timings), and reduce the quantities according to preference.

One of the secrets to why this soup is so amazing comes from the stock. I use homemade chicken stock which is already infused with the flavours of tarragon, lemon and garlic and it really helps to build the flavours and adds another dimension.

I cook a whole tarragon chicken in my slow cooker, then I make homemade chicken stock from the carcass overnight. The left over chicken meat also gets used in the recipe.

You can also use commercial chicken stock- just check the ingredients if you are on a low carb or keto plan. However, the extra effort at making your own stock really is worth it, and doing it in the slow cooker makes it super simple.

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How to Make Slow Cooker Creamy chicken, Mushroom & Tarragon soup

A bowl of creamy chicken, mushroom and tarragon soup.

Creamy Chicken, Mushroom and Tarragon Soup

Kerry
A low carb and keto friendly slow cooker soup recipe bursting with flavours.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs 30 mins
Extra time if making home made slow cooker chicken stock 10 hrs
Course Soup
Servings 6 Large bowls

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Onion peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 clove Garlic crushed (use 2 if using commercial stock)
  • 600 grams Mushrooms washed and roughly chopped
  • 300 grams Cooked chicken
  • 3 tsp Dry tarragon
  • 1 litre Chicken stock *homemade is best
  • 150 mls Double cream
  • Seasoning

Instructions
 

  • Place all the ingredients (except the cream) into the slow cooker. Give it a good stir and switch on.
  • Cook on a low for 3-4hours or a high for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Using an emersion blender, blend the contents. Alternatively you can liquidise it in a food processor in batches, and then return it to the slow cooker.
  • Add the cream and season to taste. Give it a good stir and cook on high for 30 minutes.

Notes

*Home made chicken stock works best with this recipe and intensifies the flavours.
Although this recipe is using a slow cooker, you could adapt it to the hob and reduce the timings. Once the mushrooms and. onion are soft and cooked through, it’s ready to blend.
Keyword Chicken, Keto, Low Carb, Mushroom, Slow Cooker, Soup

If you do have go at making this yourself, I’d love to hear what you think in the comments, and don’t forget to post pics with #acoupletolose so I can see all your lovely creations.

Kerry x

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