A Deliciously Tasty Creamy Chicken Florentine Soup Recipe

Traditional chicken florentine is a creamy, satisfying meal, but it can be challenging to make, a bit heavy or rich for some people, and just not the right choice for busy cooks. The best alternative is to make a creamy chicken florentine soup. Keep reading for the best creamy chicken florentine soup recipe and tips on keeping it fresh.

Did You Know That Creamy Chicken Florentine Soup Is Low Carb?

That’s right. Unless you add something with carbs to modify this recipe, you’re indulging in a rich, delicious soup that’s healthy for anyone on a Keto or low-carb diet.

If you’re not into counting carbs, this soup is still for you. It’s so creamy and satisfying, it makes a meal all on its own. Just follow the recipe, and you’re in for a delectable treat.

Why Make Soup Instead of the Original Dish?

The broth of this chicken florentine soup makes the dish lighter without sacrificing taste. You can make a pot of soup, and it will serve several people and leftovers for lunch or another meal. It’s also a hit when brought to potluck events.

Here Is a Heavenly Creamy Chicken Florentine Soup Recipe for You

While this list of ingredients for this recipe can seem daunting, many of them are common ingredients many people have in their kitchens. You can substitute or leave out ingredients, but it’s always best to make the recipe as-is to see what changes you may want to make in the future. Here’s how to make your own soup:


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb of boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into bite-sized chunks
  • ½ tsp + ¼ tsp salt, divided
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp of unsalted butter
  • 4 oz button mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • ½ cup red bell pepper, diced (may use other bell peppers)
  • 1 leek, halved and chopped (white and light green parts only)
  • ½ cup carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar (may use apple cider if preferred)
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 2 cups of water
  • 3 oz fresh baby spinach, chopped
  • ½ cup of heavy cream
  • Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • Croutons (optional)


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add the chicken and sprinkle it with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Cook the chicken until cooked through, usually about 5 minutes.
  2. Put the cooked chicken on a plate and set aside.
  3. Next, heat the butter in a large pot and add the mushrooms, pepper, leek, and carrots. Cook on medium heat, stirring until the veggies are softened.
  4. Add ⅛ tsp salt, a pinch of pepper, and garlic to the veggies. Stir for an additional one to two minutes.
  5. Add the white wine vinegar and thyme. Cook for one minute.
  6. Add the flour and stir it so that it coats the vegetables. Cook for an additional minute.
  7. Add the chicken broth and water. Set the soup to simmer on low heat for 15 minutes.
  8. Now add the spinach and cooked chicken and cook the soup for an additional 15 minutes.
  9. Stir in the heavy cream and simmer for around five minutes.
  10. Spoon into soup bowls and serve with parmesan cheese or croutons if desired.

Now you’re ready to enjoy your own homemade chicken florentine soup. That first bite will blow you away. It’s so creamy, flavorful, and satisfying that you’ll second-guess you made it yourself.

Add-Ins, Replacements, and Tips on How to Make Your Soup Tailor-Made

Never have boring soup again when you take the liberty of changing some things up. You can make your soup to suit your tastes, budget, and time. Take a look here at some ideas to get you started:

  • Add more vegetables. Sometimes it’s hard to get in the daily recommended services of vegetables, but this soup makes it easy. You can add:
    • Asparagus
    • Kale (in addition to or replacement for the spinach)
    • Artichokes
    • Diced potatoes (red are beautiful in this)
    • Broccoli
    • Corn
    • Jalapenos (seeded)
    • Roasted red peppers
    • Green onions (in addition to or to replace leek)
  • Substitute half and half or lower fat milk instead of the heavy cream. Your soup won’t be quite as creamy as if you’d used heavy cream, but you’ll lower the fat content. This makes your soup even healthier.
  • Add your favorite cooked pasta to the soup. The shape doesn’t matter as long as you can spoon it up. (Don’t cook the pasta in the soup. It may become mushy and unpleasant.)
  • Add ½ cup of cubed cream cheese (full or low-fat) at room temperature when you add your ½ cup of heavy cream to the soup. Stir frequently. It may take longer than the five minutes in the recipe for the cream cheese to melt, but the tangy, rich flavor will be worth the wait.
  • Change your seasoning flavor with rosemary, crushed red pepper, oregano, basil, sage, or whatever spices and herbs you think would work.
  • Squeeze a bit of lemon juice during the last step of cooking. You can start with the juice from half a lemon or ¼ cup of bottled juice and go from there.
  • Save a step and buy pre-cooked, canned, or rotisserie chicken. Remember that the seasonings on the rotisserie chicken will change the flavor profile, but it’s delicious.
  • If you’re really short on time, use a can of condensed cream of mushroom soup. You can use water or milk to add the required liquid, but you’re assured of having great taste and texture while saving some time.
  • Replace the vinegar with white wine. Many people prefer wine over vinegar, and it definitely works with this soup.
  • Change your creams. A can of coconut cream is indulgent and complementary when used instead of heavy cream.
  • Add nutritional yeast as a substitute for parmesan. Fortified nutritional yeast will add lots of extra nutrition, so use that if you can.

Can This Soup Be Stored?

Yes. If you know you will eat it within a few days, place it in an airtight container and put it in the fridge. You can freeze it for up to three months in a freezer-safe container.

Because there’s cream in this soup, you may experience some separation between the cream and the broth. Therefore, you should reheat the soup slowly to help blend your liquids, whether stored in the fridge or the freezer.

Make This Easy, Versatile, and Divine Creamy Chicken Florentine Soup Today

Finding a meal that appeals to everyone can be challenging, but this creamy chicken Florentine soup is adaptable enough to make it a good choice for anyone. You may want to double the recipe to make sure there’s plenty for leftovers. It’s just that good.

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