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Chicken and Sun-dried Tomato Soup (or Pizza Soup!)

Chicken and Sun-dried Tomato soup here to make your weeknight meals more vibrant! Honestly, I had a jar of sun-dried tomatoes in my pantry and my Instant Pot was sitting out.

All this paired with my craving for pizza at the moment and, well, here we are.

Chicken and Sun-dried Tomato Soup! This soup tastes like PIZZA! Bursting with flavor, real ingredients! And it comes together in under 20 minutes!

No one was more skeptical about this soup than me. I basically just used what I had on hand: a dusty jar of sun-dried tomatoes, a sweet potato, an onion…I thought it would at least be something Jeremy and I could eat that night for dinner.

Then we both took a bite and I lost my mind. It tastes like pizza in the best way!

Chicken and Sun-Dried Tomato Soup

Do prep all your ingredients ahead of time! Especially if you use the Instant Pot. This soup comes together so fast and the payoff is amazing.

If you can find a jar of sun-dried tomatoes that are already cut into strips, that is perfect! Less chopping.

If you’re wondering what to do with the leftover sun-dried tomatoes, make this insanely rich and mouthwatering sauce. Or, make this soup on repeat!

The sweet potato adds this amazing sweetness to the soup which is needed to stand up against the acidity of the sun-dried tomatoes.

Chicken and Sun-dried Tomato Soup! This soup tastes like PIZZA! Bursting with flavor, real ingredients! And it comes together in under 20 minutes!

The perfect topping to this soup is freshly shaved Parmesan cheese, fresh parsley (if you have it!), add a few red pepper flakes for a little kick.

Chicken and Sun-dried Tomato Soup! This soup tastes like PIZZA! Bursting with flavor, real ingredients! And it comes together in under 20 minutes!

Bonus: do serve with garlic bread (we toasted some fresh sourdough slices and slathered on butter)!

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Chicken and Sun-dried Tomato Soup (or Pizza Soup!)

  • Author: Bri McKoy
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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast or thighs
  • 1 TBS Olive Oil 
  • 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and cubbed into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped (from a jar of sun dried tomatoes in oil)
  • 1/2 TBS dried oregano or Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 4 cups chicken stock 
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded 

Instructions

Instant Pot Method:

  1. Turn Instant Pot to Sauté function. Once it is heated add oil, white onion, and sweet potato. Sauté for 3 minutes. Add garlic and sauté until garlic is fragrant, about one minute. 
  2. Add the spices and sun-dried tomatoes. Mix to combine. Place chicken in the IP. Add chicken stock.
  3. Secure lid and move valve to Sealing. For fresh chicken set on high pressure for 10 minutes. For frozen chicken, cook on high pressure for 15 minutes. Allow the pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes. 
  4. Move valve to Venting. Remove lid. 
  5. Place IP on sauté function to keep the soup cooking. Remove the chicken to a bowl and shred (you can do this with two forks or with a mixer).
  6. Add chicken back to the IP. Add the cream and the Parmesan cheese. Stir to combine. 
  7. If you want your soup a little thicker, in a separate small bowl mix together 1 TBS arrowroot or cornstarch with 1 TBS water. Once combined, stir into the soup. Be sure to stir the soup so the thickening mixture is incorporated throughout the whole soup and does not clump. Allow to cook until thickened, about 5 minutes. Turn IP off.
  8. Serve with fresh shredded Parmesan cheese, fresh parsley, and red pepper flakes!

Crockpot Method:

  1. If your slow cooker has a sauté function, turn it on (otherwise, just add all ingredients to crockpot). Once heated, add oil, white onion, and sweet potato. Sauté for 3 minutes. Add garlic and sauté until garlic is fragrant, about one minute. 
  2. Add the spices and sun-dried tomatoes. Mix to combine. Place chicken in the slow cooker. Add chicken stock.
  3. Place lid on slow cooker. For fresh chicken, place on high for 3 hours or low for 6 hours. For frozen chicken, place on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 7-8 hours. 
  4. Once finished, remove the chicken to a bowl and shred (you can do this with two forks or with a mixer). 
  5. Add chicken back to the slow cooker. Add the cream and the Parmesan cheese. Stir to combine. 
  6. If you want your soup a little thicker, in a separate small bowl mix together 1 TBS arrowroot or cornstarch with 1 TBS water. Once combined, stir into the soup. Be sure to stir the soup so the thickening mixture is incorporated throughout the whole soup and does not clump. Allow to cook until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  7. Serve with fresh shredded Parmesan cheese, fresh parsley, and red pepper flakes!

Stovetop:

  1. Add 1 TBS olive oil to a large soup pot. Place on medium-high heat.
  2. Once the oil is heated, add white onion and sweet potato. Sauté for 3 minutes. Add garlic and sauté until garlic is fragrant, about one minute. 
  3. Add the spices and sun-dried tomatoes. Mix to combine. Add 2 cups shredded, pre-cooked rotisserie chicken. Add chicken stock.
  4. Bring to a boil. Once boiling lower heat and allow to simmer for 15 minutes. The sweet potatoes should be fork tender. If they are still a little hard, continue cooking for 5 more minutes.
  5. Add the cream and the Parmesan cheese. Stir to combine. 
  6. If you want your soup a little thicker, in a separate small bowl mix together 1 TBS arrowroot or cornstarch with 1 TBS water. Once combined, stir into the soup. Be sure to stir the soup so the thickening mixture is incorporated throughout the whole soup and does not clump. Allow to cook until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  7. Serve with fresh shredded Parmesan cheese, fresh parsley, and red pepper flakes!

Notes

Serves 5-6 bowls. If doubling the recipe, add 5 extra minutes onto Instant Pot cook time. 

This soup tastes like PIZZA! Bursting with flavor, real ingredients! And it comes together in under 20 minutes!
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  • MargaretApril 23, 2020 - 12:29 pm
    Any advice for dairy free?

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    • Bri McKoyApril 23, 2020 - 6:35 pm
      You can omit the heavy cream and the cheese at the end. It will not be as creamy but the flavor will still be there! 

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    • JoApril 25, 2020 - 2:49 pm
      I’m dairy free too and made it with a can of coconut cream from Trader Joe’s! I didn’t think the coconut altered the taste of the soup. Still tasted just like pizza!

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  • AmandaApril 23, 2020 - 11:58 pm
    I’m weird and can’t make choices on my own, but where do the sundried tomatoes come in ? You are the greatest and I will do anything you say.

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    • Bri McKoyApril 24, 2020 - 12:19 pm
      They generally come in a glass jar (see above photo in my post!). They can usually be found in the pasta and canned tomatoes aisle!

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    • LaurenApril 25, 2020 - 11:15 pm
      I put them in during step 2 of the instant pot instructions. 

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      • Bri McKoyApril 26, 2020 - 12:08 pm
        Thank you for responding to Amanda, Lauren! I obviously did not understand her question. Also, I updated the recipe to include when to add the sun-dried tomatoes! Thank you.

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  • Alison BradleyApril 26, 2020 - 8:58 pm
    My husband usually just "tolerates" soups, as they are not his favorite. But I made this recipe this week and he couldn't get enough. He asked me to add this to our meal rotation since it is not the typical soup in the least. Such a win for our family! Thank you Bri!

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    • Bri McKoyApril 27, 2020 - 12:28 pm
      This brings me so much joy! Thank you for trying this recipe and for sharing the results! Grateful!

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  • HeidiApril 29, 2020 - 5:35 pm
    We don't have sweet potatoes, but have lots of regular white potatoes - can I sub them in?

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    • Bri McKoyApril 30, 2020 - 5:08 pm
      Absolutely!

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  • Jennifer MarshMay 6, 2020 - 11:56 pm
    This soup is so dadgum good!!!! Another winner Bri!!! Thank you so much!!!! 

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  • Jennifer MarshMay 6, 2020 - 11:57 pm
    This soup is so so good!!!! Another winner Bri!!! Thank you so much!!!! 

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