Cheesy Chicken and Veggie Soup

*This is entry #43 for Lasang Pinoy, Sundays (La.Pi.S.), a weekly food photography meme.*

This week’s La.Pi.S. theme is “Melted Bliss”.  Anyone who knows me well enough would probably guess I’ll have photos and a recipe which features melted chocolate.  Well, chocolate WAS my first choice, being the hopeless chocoholic that I am.  But I decided to go for cheese instead, because I’m a cheese-aholic, too! :P

In early March, I received a package from Foodbuzz with coupons from Kerrygold so I could take part in yet another Tastemaker program.  The two coupons are for any one free Kerrygold butter or cheese.  In addition to the coupons, there were two small recipe booklets which contain sample recipes for winter and summer.  Last week, I finally got myself a free block of unsalted butter (equivalent to two sticks) and a block of aged cheddar cheese. On Tuesday, I made what I now call Cheesy Chicken and Veggie Soup which is largely based on Kerrygold’s White Chicken Chili recipe.

It is creamy, cheesy, healthy and filling.  This is a meal in itself.  Even I was surprised at how good this turned out to be.  It is supposed to be a winter recipe but I say it can be made any day of any season.

For this dish, I used 1 1/2 cups of grated Kerrygold Aged Cheedar Cheese.

Hubby knew I was giving my free cheese a kitchen test drive.  He waltzed into the kitchen looking for it and found my bowl of grated cheese.  I swear, he loved the cheese’s flavor and creaminess that he was just about ready to wipe my bowl of grated cheese clean!

Here’s the recipe…

INGREDIENTS

2 teaspoons olive oil
1 onion (about 8oz. or 1 cup), peeled and diced
1 yellow bell pepper (8oz. or 1 cup), stemmed, seeded and chopped
1 can (about 14 oz.) cream style corn
1 can (about 14 oz) peas and carrots or your canned vegetables of choice
2 cups whole milk
2 cups shredded cooked chicken (I used left over sotre-bought rotiserrie chicken)
salt and pepper
1 1/2 cups shredded Kerrygold Aged Cheddar cheese

DIRECTIONS

1.  In a large pan, combine oil, onion and bell pepper.  Stir often over high heat until onion is limp, 3 to 4 minutes.
2.  Add corn, milk and vegetables.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, to blend flavors, about 10 minutes.
3.  Stir in chicken.  Season with salt and pepper.
4.  Stir in the Aged Cheddar cheese and serve immediately.

My daughter and I love soup, so it didn’t come as a surprise that this wowed us.  Now Hubby, is a different story.  He usually won’t go for soup.  But he had to have seconds with this one. Oh the things he does that make me happy!  Hahaha!  ;) Melted cheese is bliss!

oOo

Kerrygold, a product of Ireland, takes pride in the fact that their butters and cheeses are made using milk from grass-fed, growth-hormones free cows.  They also don’t have additives and and preservatives.  These explain the price tag on Kerrygold products.  My coupons were worth $4.99 each.  And you won’t find Kerrygold products alongside “regular” cheese and butters.  You’ll find them at the deli section of the supermarket. ;)

I will give the butter a kitchen test drive next! :D


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25 Responses to “Cheesy Chicken and Veggie Soup”

  1. Jigi says:

    This would definitely be in my list as winter is approaching here in Oz … loove soup too in any form so keep em coming and thanks for inspirimg so many people to cook….

    cheers mate
    Jigi

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Jigi! Awww, thank you for the kind words. You are so sweet! :D

    I keep forgetting that we have opposite seasons! I love soup, too and I think I’m adding this one to my list of favorite comfort foods.

    Cheers, mate! :)

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  2. JMom says:

    That’s a yummy looking soup, Weng! I’m still deciding what to do with LaPiS and I too thought about incorporating Kerrygold in the post. lol! I got the butter and I had better do something with it before it is all gone. The girls have been slathering it on almost everything!

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi JMom! It took me some time to claim my cheese and butter because I keep forgetting my coupons. I love the cheese! I’m saving the butter for a still unidentified recipe. Any suggestions? Hahaha!

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  3. Gmirage says:

    Apir munchkin daddy! hehe. I can eat a whole head of cheddar cheese lol but I prefer the ones we have sa pinas….:D

    Your soup looks divine…would love that on these cold spring mornings!

    Gmirages last blog post..Marinara with a twist – Lasang Pinoy Sundays

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi G! You are so lucky to be in a place where cheese practically grow on trees! I love European cheeses…specially when I actually get to eat them in Europe! Those were the days. :)

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  4. Pinky says:

    Yummilicious, cousin! As usual, apir na naman tayo – wanted to post something chocolatey but ended up posting something cheesy… ;) Great minds, as I always say… hehehe! :cool:

    The last time I tasted Kerrygold cheese was ages ago yet I still remember how delicious that first sampling was (*sigh*).

    Will definitely give this recipe a try soon!

    Pinkys last blog post..LaPiS: MELTed Bliss

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Pinks! High Five! :D I avoided using chocolate for this theme because Easter is coming up and I’m guessing we’ll have plenty of chocolates to last us several days…weeks even!

    Kerrygold does ring a bell but I can’t recall if I’ve tasted it before. Hmm….

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  5. julie says:

    That looks so yummy!

    I wonder if there is Kerrygold here or puwede ibang brand ;)

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Teach! Thanks! You might find Kerrygold in a deli. I still have your giveaways! Don’t be mad at me ha! I mailed the prizes/giveaways all at the same time except for yours kasi nga ni-ignore mo ang email ko. Hahaha! Hopefully, I’ll be able to stop by the post office later. Thanks for your patience! *mwah*

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  6. Lynn says:

    That’s a perfect combination for me – creamy, cheesy and healthy. :)

    Lynns last blog post..Melted Bliss

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Lynn! This is a good way to get kids to eat vegetables and have some milk at the same time! :D

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  7. miriam says:

    have to try this! mukhang masarap at madaling gawin.

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Miriam! You have to! Super dali talaga! Promise to let me know when you get the chance to give it a try? :D

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  8. wow very hearty

    my entry is here

    magandang araw ka-lasa-ista :)
    Salamat sa pagbisita :)

    Jay – Agent112778s last blog post..La.Pi.S # 43 : MELTed bliss

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    HI Jay! Hearty indeed. Thanks for dropping by! :)

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  9. ces says:

    awww! the cheese! na hindi ako naambunan! haha! this is meal in itself too for me, and some freshly baked bread smothered with butter:)

    cess last blog post..Lasang Pinoy, Sundays: MELTed bliss

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Ces! This is really very filling. It’s a soup that’s not really soupy kasi. At ang daming laman! :)

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  10. Ooooh – I love cheesy, creamy soups! Kerrygold is a wonderful product; we usually have their cheeses on hand but as soon as I finish up my carton of butter, I’m switching to Kerrygold butter.

    Tangled Noodles last blog post..Pizza d’Aprile!

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Tangled Noodle! I like so many different kinds of soup! I agree that Kerrygold is a wonderful product. I’m happy I got to taste and test it. ;)

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  11. Jescel says:

    this soup looks good.. and i agree with you, this is definitely an all-season soup! Yum!

    Jescels last blog post..Gelato di Riso (Rice Gelato), Homemade

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Jescel! I can have soup any day! :)

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  12. Zriz says:

    that looks absolutely yummy! I am also a sucker for cheese! Hehehehe I also love cheesy creamy soups!

    Zrizs last blog post..Melted Bliss

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Zriz! Ever since I was little, I’ve already loved cheese. I loved snacking on those ice-candy looking ones…well, I still do. Hahaha!

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  13. Manang says:

    I love melted cheese in creamy soups too!
    buti ka pa, naambunan ng cheese and butter from Kerrygold. Ako hindi :(
    But it is good to find a product that believes in grass-fed cows…

    Manangs last blog post..Hot Fudge Chocolate Pudding Cake

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