A simple, homemade cream of chicken soup gets a little zip from green chiles.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups milk
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups cooked, boneless and skinless chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1/2 cup chopped green chile peppers (optional)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 pinch garlic powder
In a large pot melt butter or margarine. Add flour and stir the resulting paste over medium heat. Add the milk and chicken broth and whip to eliminate any lumps. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer.
Add the chicken. Add the chopped green chiles, salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste. Stir well and cover. Simmer for 30 minutes and serve.