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Creamy Chicken Mushroom Soup

This Creamy Chicken Mushroom Potjie recipe is an ideal family meal for the holidays.

Product to use
Fresh Cream
Spar: 1L FRESH MILK - N$ 18.99 [01 - 21 may'24]
WOERMANN CENTRAL - SUPERMARKETS & EXPRESS STORES: 1L uht - N$ 19.99 [15 may - 04 june'24]
WOERMANN COASTAL - A STORES: 500mL FRESH MILK N$ 13.99 [07 - 19 May'24]


For The Chicken:

  • 700g boneless skinless chicken thighs (around 6-8 fillets).
  • 1 Tablespoon each onion powder and garlic powder.
  • 1/2 Tablespoon each of dried thyme and rosemary.
  • 1/2 Tablespoon salt.
  • 1/4 Tablespoon cracked black pepper.
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil.

For The Sauce:

  • 1 Tablespoon butter.
  • 250g Sliced brown mushrooms.
  • 4 Cloves of garlic, minced (or 1 tablespoon minced garlic).
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh chopped parsley.
  • 1/2 - 1 Tablespoon each of dried thyme and dried rosemary (adjust to your taste).
  • 1 1/2 cups Nammilk Fresh cream.
  • 1/2 cup fresh shredded parmesan cheese.


  1. Pat chicken thighs dry with paper towel and trim off excess fat.
  2. Combine the onion powder, garlic powder, herbs, salt and pepper.
  3. Coat the chicken evenly with the combined seasoning.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil a large pan or skillet over medium-high heat and sear chicken thighs in batches until browned on each side and no longer pink in centre (about 8 minutes each side, depending on thickness).
  5. Add remaining oil if needed for second batch.
  6. Transfer to a plate; set aside and keep warm.
  7. To the same pan or skillet, melt the butter and add the mushrooms.
  8. Season with salt and pepper and cook until soft (about 3 minutes).
  9. Add the garlic, parsley, thyme and rosemary; sauté until fragrant (about 1 minute).
  10. Stir in cream, bring to a simmer, then reduce heat and continue cooking until sauce has thickened slightly.
  11. Stir in the parmesan cheese and allow it to melt through the sauce for a further 2 minutes, while occasionally stirring.
  12. Return chicken to the pan.
  13. Taste test and season with salt and pepper to your taste.
  14. Garnish with fresh parsley.
  15. Serve warm and enjoy.

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