Chicken Bacon Beer Cheese Soup + Video

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25 Minute Bacon Beer Cheese Soup with Chicken is one of our all-time most popular recipes and for good reason. BACON.BEER.CHEESE ready in 25 minutes. It is thick and creamy, amazingly cheesy with just the perfect spices to make your taste buds stand at attention.

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Bacon Beer Cheese Soup with Chicken

Sometimes I am brilliant on the fly.  You know what I mean; you are rushed for dinner, and you start pulling things out of your fridge and pantry and create the most spectacular meal ever.

Other nights you get stuck in one mindset.  Like OK, I have chicken and need to make soup.  Hmmm….  Chicken noodle soup? No.

Luckily this week Chad was incredibly inspiring. I told him I needed a soup made with chicken. We threw some ideas around and then he said:  bacon, chicken cheese. OH YAY! I got that.

Before I knew what hit me, I had a pot on the stove, and I was making 25 Minute Bacon Beer Cheese Soup with Chicken.

It’s thick and creamy, uber cheesy, and perfectly seasoned to make your taste buds stand at attention. This warm and welcoming beer cheese soup is a stand out in our soup recipes.

Oh my word, this is a fabulous soup!!! Chad’s review “Someone should write a song about this soup”.

Well, there you have it.  Loaded with bacon and chicken this beer cheese soup has the perfect smokiness and heat to make you notice. Just amazing! Top with chives and croutons for a fantastic crunch and finish!

I’m telling you; you’re going to love it!

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Helpful Tips to make Bacon Beer Cheese Soup with Chicken:

  • Use cayenne pepper according to your heat preference. Mild=1/4 teaspoon, Medium=1/2 teaspoon, Hot=1 teaspoon.
  • Half-and-half is an American dairy product made of half milk and half cream. You can substitute half-and-half with one part milk, one part cream or adjust according to your preference. Adding more milk than cream will make it less rich. Just be sure to use 2 cups total.

What you will need to make Bacon Beer Cheese Soup with Chicken:

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Bacon Beer Cheese Soup with Chicken + Video

Donna Elick
25 Minute Bacon Beer Cheese Soup with Chicken is one of our all time most popular recipes and for good reason. BACON.BEER.CHEESE ready in 25 minutes. It is thick and creamy, amazingly cheesy with just the perfect spices to make your taste buds stand at attention.
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 25 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Method Stovetop
Servings 6 – 8

Ingredients
 

  • 6 slices thick cut bacon
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/4 – 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • 1 cup beer, Belgian-style wheat beer (I used Blue Moon)
  • 1 cup reduced sodium chicken stock
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 8 ounces mild cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Garnishes

  • chives, chopped
  • croutons
  • crisp bacon, diced

Instructions
 

  • Warm an 8-quart pot over medium-high heat. Using clean scissors; cut bacon into the pot. Cook bacon until it’s crisp, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, cut the chicken into bite size pieces.
  • Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon from pan draining the drippings into the pan as you take out the bacon. Place the bacon inside your upside-down pot lid (or on a plate). Add chicken pieces into bacon grease to cook, sprinkle with 1 /2 teaspoon salt. Stir occasionally until chicken is completely cooked through. Remove chicken from the pot with a slotted spoon and place on the upside-down pot lid with bacon.
  • Cut butter into 1 tablespoon pieces and add to pan drippings. Stir until melted. Whisk in flour and seasonings. Allow to cook for 1 minute, whisking frequently, to cook out the floury taste. Add beer and whisk to combine and cook for 2 minutes. Add chicken stock and half-and-half. Whisk to combine and reduce heat to medium. Slowly add the cheese, if you add the cheese too quickly it can become grainy, so add a little at a time whisking until it is incorporated. Stir until you have a smooth mixture. Add Worcestershire sauce and return chicken and bacon back to the pot. Stir to combine.
  • Allow to simmer until ready to serve, stirring occasionally.Garnish with croutons, chives, and bacon.
  • Enjoy!

Video

Donna’s Notes

Use cayenne pepper according to your heat preference. Mild=1/4 teaspoon, Medium=1/2 teaspoon, Hot=1 teaspoon.
Half-and-half is an American dairy product made of half milk and half cream. You can substitute half-and-half with one part milk, one part cream or adjust according to your preference. Adding more milk than cream will make it less rich. Just be sure to use 2 cups total.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 612cal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 158mg | Sodium: 1232mg | Sugar: 4g | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 370mg | Iron: 1mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally published 09/09/13 

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105 Comments

  1. Holy Mother of cayenne! You've really gotta like heat to add this much pepper to this soup. It was inedible the first time I made it. Tried again today because I had extra ingredients left and started out with 1/2tsp and added as needed. Much better!

  2. Sounds strange….but the last five minutes before serving, I put in approximately 3 Tablespoons of maple syrup. Delish!!!

  3. Does the bacon grease make the soup greasy? Too much greasy food upsets my stomach.
    Thanks! The recipe looks amazing!!!

  4. Just wondered about the spices – is it 2 tspns. garlic powder + 2 tspns. ground chile de arbol OR 1/2 – 2 tspns. cayenne pepper? Am confused about the spices as listed in ingredients. Thanks!

    1. Thanks for pointing that out. The spacing shifted some how. I fixed it and updated the recipe. Use chile de arbol if you can find it. If not, use cayenne pepper (to taste).

  5. sorry if this was asked and answered. if you wanted to use something lighter than half and half, do you know if 2% milk would work?

  6. I am making this for my soup cook off at work. The soup off is at noon and I work at 8:00 a.m. Will transferring the soup into a crock pot work?

  7. You posted your Beer, Bacon, Cheese, Chicken soup earlier this & both of us love it! Gordon especially because he gets most of it. I don't eat too much of it because I'm diabetic but it is oh so delicious! Absolutely love it. I guess I must sign this as anonymous because I have no site & got rid of my Google accounts. Google is way too slow. Love your blog please keep up the fantastic job that you do! Margo Haynes

  8. Wow! This soup is amazing! Looked up quick soup recipes when an under the weather child on his way to hockey practice said "can I have some soup?" when I asked what he'd like after practice. Wasn't on my radar to make soup but this recipe came up. Happened to have everything on hand so…. WOW! I am a little chicken phobic and might make with ham next time but family LOVED it. This recipe is a keeper. Thanks!

  9. Wtached your Demo at the Pinners Expo today. This soup is fantastic! Wonderful demo..and thanks for all the wonderful handy tips you shared! I am making it tomorrow!!!

    1. It was so much fun, Kelsey. Thank you for joining us and stopping by. I am so happy you loved it. Let me know how how the prep goes. Enjoy!

  10. Tried this out last night and it was SO delicious! My boyfriend and I couldn't wait to have the leftovers for lunch today!

  11. Just made this soup added diced onion to the bacon and use left over chicken. Excellent soup and a great wy to use leftover chicken

  12. I came across this recipe quite by accident while racking my brain for meal ideas for hubby and myself. It looked delicious and the directions were clear enough, even for me, who isn’t the best of cooks. I asked hubby what he thought, and his response was “ might be even better with potatoes in it”, and I had to agree. I decided to double the recipe so I could have a bowl or two during the week for lunch at work. I followed the recipe as written, except for the addition of the 4 small Yukon gold potatoes, and it came out perfect! I did use an entire package of bacon ( I know, I’m naughty) and 4 chicken breasts for a little more protein, but did not sway from the original recipe. It was the best soup I have ever made! I’m more a fan of broth soup, rather than cream, but this is my new favorite, and hubby agrees! Thanks for a great, easy to follow recipe that warmed us up on this rainy PNW day.

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