Chicken and Potato Soup

Ingredients

Soup

  • 6 strips thick cut baconplus 2 tbsp. bacon drippings
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast or thighs
  • Salt/Pepper
  • 1-2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butternot needed if bacon drippings are used
  • 1 small yellow oniondiced
  • ¾ cup carrotsdiced
  • 2 ribs celerydiced
  • 3 cloves garlicminced
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 ½ lbs. Yukon gold potatoesor red potatoes
  • 1 ½ cups cheddar cheeseshredded
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakesoptional
  • Green onionsto garnish

Seasonings

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon mustard powder
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
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