Happy Friday, friends! ♥
I hope that wherever this post finds you today that you’re well, staying very warm, and feeling ready to cozy in for a winter weekend ahead. I’m already counting down the hours until I can pack away my computer and call it a “week” and start weekending. Because it looks like this is going to be a good and simple one.
Tonight is a taco date night “in” with my favorite guy, where we’re already planning to make round two of those mezcal margs I shared with you yesterday. Then Saturday morning is brunch with girlfriends, followed by a Sunday morning full of carols and Advent stories at church. But other than that, I am trying very hard to keep the rest of the weekend gloriously unscheduled, and open for impromptu naps, coffee dates, cookie bake-a-thons, or whatever sounds merry and bright. Free weekends don’t seem to happen very often in this busy holiday season. But I always love and want to protect them when they do. So in lieu of making lots of more plans, I’m just going to see where the winter wind blows….which very well might be to my couch with a good book and a soft blanket and a snuggly pup. Mmmm, winter.
That said, I do know one thing I’ll be doing this weekend for sure: eating the leftovers of this ode to pot pie filling.
Also known as Chicken Pot Pie Soup.
The inspiration for this simple soup recipe obviously came from its namesake. Or really, the filling of its namesake. In an effort to cut down on extra carbs, I decided to nix any sort of pie crust or biscuit topping…
…although if you feel like serving it with some biscuits, you could whip up a batch of my 3-Ingredient Coconut Oil Biscuits in just minutes. Or even roll out a pie crust and cut it into cracker-shapes (or any shape) to top your soup.
Or…you could go the super-easy route, and just top the soup with a few little oyster crackers, which is precisely what I did. (They took me a whole 10 seconds to pull out of the pantry!)
But the filling — err, soup — is definitely the star of the party here.
It’s incredibly rich and creamy (even with using just milk instead of heavy cream). It’s chocked full of tender chicken and fresh vegetables (that you’re welcome to customize with whichever veggies you prefer). It’s easy to make (and ready to go in about 30 minutes). And more than anything, it tastes just like the delicious pot pie that inspired it.
Definitely the perfect comfort food for this time of year, and for lazy weekends such as this one.
Hope that it warms you up too. Enjoy!
This Chicken Pot Pie Soup recipe is simple to make, lightened up with a few easy tweaks, and deliciously rich and creamy.
If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!
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