365 Days of Slow Cooking: Recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup
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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup

(This is an old recipe with a new picture). Want the yummy ham and Swiss cheese dinner of Chicken Cordon Bleu without all the work?  Try making it into a soup!  Better yet, a slow cooker soup.  This is comforting and flavorful, thanks to the ham.  My kids loved the little cubes of ham and of course the cheese on top.  If you want to beef this up a bit add in some cubed red potatoes (they'll cook perfectly by the time the chicken is done...Russett take longer). 
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Recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu Soup

Makes 6-8 servings
Ideal slow cooker size:  5 quart
Cooking time:  4-6 hours on low

5 cups water
4 tsp chicken bouillon granules or 2 tsp Shirley J chicken bouillon
1/2 cup diced onion (frozen is fine)
1/2 cup diced celery
3 or 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of fat (frozen is fine)
1 1/2 cups ham cubes
1/2 tsp dried tarragon
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp garlic powder
4 Tbsp butter
1/4 cup flour
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese

1.  Add water, bouillon, onion, celery, chicken, ham, tarragon, basil and garlic powder to the slow cooker.
2.  Cover and cook on LOW for 4-6 hours.  Remove chicken and shred.  Then add back into the slow cooker.
3.  Prepare a roux.  Melt butter over low heat in a skillet and add  flour very slowly while whisking it in to the butter.  Slowly stir in 1 cup hot soup.  Stir until thickened.  Then add in another 2 cups of soup and stir until smooth.  Add all back into the slow cooker and stir.  Season to taste.
4.  Ladle soup into individual serving bowls and top with shredded Swiss cheese.


  1. maybe add the cheese into the soup to let it melt and make a creamy texture, or add some sour cream or cream cheese.

  2. We made your tomato basil Parmesan soup last night and we liked it. I puréed the veggies and tomatoes before adding the roux...I knew the kids wouldn't like too many chunks! Lol and I added a little tomato powder at the end. Thanks for the fun new recipe! I linked you up on my menu for the month on my blog...hope that is ok! Www.stacey-scraps.blogspot.com

  3. Do we add the chicken whole and shred it at the end of cooking?

    1. yes! thanks for letting me know I need to correct the recipe. Sorry about that :)

  4. Nice post , i hope everyone , will like your post

  5. This was great!! I tweaked it just a bit, but it's a new family favorite and was perfect on this football-watching, cloudy, house-cleaning sort of Saturday!