Vegan Cream of Chicken Soup

Before I became vegetarian when I was 12 years old, I remember eating Heinz cream of chicken soup when I had a cold or was otherwise poorly. So I thought I’d have a go at making a vegan version. Veganising things that are typically not very vegan is a hobby of mine, as I’m sure is quite obvious at this point.

Yield; Four servings (250kcal approx per serving) Cook time; 30 mintues

You’ll need;

  1. One tablespoon of oil
  2. One brown onion, thinly sliced
  3. Two cloves of garlic, minced
  4. 250g/9oz mock chicken, I used the chicken style strips by Fry’s
  5. 800ml hot vegetable stock
  6. Half a teaspoon of dried tarragon and dried parsley
  7. 25g/1oz plain flour
  8. 25g/1oz dairy free margarine
  9. 400ml warm unsweetened plant milk
  10. Salt and black pepper to taste

Method;

  • In a large saucepan over a medium heat, add the oil. Once it’s warmed up add the onion and garlic, cook for ten minutes stirring occasionally
  • Slice the mock chicken into thin strips and add that to the onion and garlic, give it five minutes to cook, stirring occasionally
  • Then add the stock and herbs and cover with a lid. Give it ten minutes to carry on cooking. While that’s cooking you can make the bechamel sauce
  • In a small saucepan over a medium heat add the margarine, once melted whisk in the flour. Give the flour a few minutes to cook before adding the milk, a little at a time, until it’s all incorporated. Once the sauce has thickened, it’s ready to add to the soup
  • Pour the bechamel into the soup and give it a good stir through. Give the soup another five minutes to cook uncovered. Then it’s ready to ladle into warm bowls and serve

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