A soup near and dear to the Soup Charmer’s heart. Her sweet mama used to make a chicken tarragon casserole that was a family favorite, so Sally decided to make a soup to honor that memory. Nailed it after three tries! (Meaty)

(makes approx. 4 quarts)

½ cup (1 stick) butter

2 medium yellow onions, chopped

2 tsp poultry seasoning

1 lb sliced cremini mushrooms

¼ cup fresh tarragon, chopped

½ cup flour

2 quarts Souper Chicken Broth

1 lb green beans, trimmed cut into 1 inch(ish) pieces

1 lb diced cooked chicken

1 cup heavy cream

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Melt butter over medium-low heat; add onion, poultry seasoning, and a sprinkling of salt and pepper. Add mushrooms, tarragon, and another sprinkle of salt and pepper. Add flour and cook a few minutes. Add Souper Chicken Broth and green beans. Simmer until beans are just tender, then add chicken. Temper* the heavy cream and add to pot. Salt and pepper to taste.

*Put cream in a bowl. Gradually add enough hot soup to raise the temp and add back to the pot without curdling. You don’t want curdling. Curdling’s bad, mkay?

Did you make this soup? Let us know in the comments!

Wildwood Park, Chico, California

Wildwood sits at the entry to beautiful Upper Bidwell Park. Built in 1995, Wildwood opened under the maintenance of the City until 2011 when CARD adopted the caretaking role. Wildwood is one of the area’s heavily used parks, and CARD has added to and preserved its great amenities.


This is our recommended jam for making Wildwood. Live it up!


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