August 6, 2009

Chicken Spinach Gorgonzola Soup

This is my attempt at recreating a soup I had while visiting the family back in Connecticut. I fell in love with the silky texture and delicious flavors and decided that I couldn't live without it! This first attempt is fairly close to my memory of the original, though not precisely accurate. Next time I think I'll reduce the cheese slightly and find another way to thicken the broth. All measurements are approximate.

Ingredients
1 chicken breast
2 c chicken broth
1/2 c frozen spinach
8 oz crumbled gorgonzola
3 T tawny port

Boil the chicken in the broth until cooked through. Shred with a fork and return to pot. Add remaining ingredients and simmer until cheese is melted and flavors meld.

10 comments:

  1. Funny, I live in CT and had it also and love it. We had it at soup time in Monroe. How about you. There were onions in mine. thicken with a spoon or two of cornstach mixed with a little of the broth. I am planning on making a rue after browning the onions a bit. The port is a good idea.

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  2. Yes, the one in Monroe! Soup Thyme, right? What a coincidence! I'm not a huge onion fan, so I didn't use any here.

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  3. Even funnier, I just ate some from Soup Thyme and decided I should find a recipe so I can make it myself!

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  4. THERES ANOTHER PLACE IN WILTON AND NORWALK CT THAT ALSO MAKES THIS SOUP .. SOUP ALLEY IS THE NAME..

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  5. Yes I had it at Soup Alley too and wanted to find a recipe. I think they must use more spinach, and blend it all up because the soup is green. Also not sure if they said artichoke hearts were in there?

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  6. I live in Monroe and came online to look for a recipe. My husband got it at Soup Thyme the other day and I was jealous!

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  7. The Chef's Table in downtown Fairfield also has a great version which is what prompted me to do a google search leading me to this page! I am going to edit the recipe if you don't mind and try making my own broth with chicken breasts and an onion and a little saffron (can't hurt) and then make sa little basmanti rice on the side to add into the broth with the chicken pieces, cooked spinach and gorganzola.

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  8. I had some today from Soup Thyme and had to find a recipe!! Too funny! So yummy. Thanks for trying to put one together!

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  9. OMG, me, too! I'm eating it now and thinking - I have to find a recipe so that I can make it. The Soup Thyme version is that good!

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