November 7, 2014

Fall Soup Sizzler// Bacon Cheddar Beer Soup With Chicken

Today I bring you a new recipe I tried over the weekend and loved. It was definitely more of a chowder consistency, but still hit the spot.

Bacon Cheddar Beer Soup With Chicken (adapted from The Slow Roasted Italian)

You will need:

6 slices thick cut bacon
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
¼ cup butter
¼ cup flour
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon 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

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

2.While the bacon cooks cut the 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.  

5.Whisk in flour and spices.   Next add beer, broth and half & half.  Whisk to combine and bring to a bubble.  

6. Add cheese and whisk to combine, then stir until you have a smooth mixture.  Add Worcestershire sauce, chicken and bacon.  Stir to combine.

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

8. Garnish with chives and croutons

I transferred the soup to the crockpot once complete and kept on warm until ready to enjoy later in the day. 


What's your favorite soup to make?


  1. Bacon. Cheese. Chicken. You're clearly trying to make me hungry.

  2. It is SOOOO good! I strongly encourage you to make it!

  3. And trying to get you to make this amazing won't be hungry after, I promise ;)