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Bacon Beer Cheese Soup with Chicken Recipe

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Category: Dinner Party, Healthy Recipes, Soups, Chicken, Cheese

 Ingredients List

  • 6 slices thick cut bacon
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground chile de arbol (or cayenne pepper; to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup beer, Belgian style wheat beer (Blue Moon)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 8 ounces mild cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • chives
  • croutons


1. Warm an 8 quart pot over high heat. Using clean scissors; cut bacon into pot. Cook bacon until lightly crisp, stirring occasionally.

2. Meanwhile, cut chicken into bite size pieces.

3. Remove bacon from pan and place on a plate. Add chicken into bacon grease to cook. Stir occasionally until chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken onto plate with bacon.

4. Cut butter into 1 tablespoon pieces and add to pan drippings. Whisk in flour and spices. Add beer, broth and half & half. Whisk to combine and bring to a bubble. Add cheese whisk to combine, stir until you have a smooth mixture. Add Worcestershire sauce, chicken and bacon. Stir to combine.

5. Allow to simmer until ready to serve, stirring occasionally.

6. Garnish with chives and croutons. Enjoy!

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