This is a full-flavored, rich, and creamy shredded chicken soup recipe that is not only good as a dish base, but just plain good on its own. No added salt, and only a small amount of low-sodium chicken broth. Garnish with parsley and Cheddar cheese.
Heat oil in a 3- to 4-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Gradually stir in flour to form a paste. Slowly add milk, mixing continually. Simmer for 10 minutes.
Add shredded chicken, chicken broth, sour cream, salt-free seasoning blend, pepper, garlic powder, and celery seed; bring to a rolling boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes.
Stir in cubed chicken and heat for 10 minutes. Add cornstarch and thicken to desired consistency. Adjust seasonings.
Per Serving: 311 calories; protein 31.8g; carbohydrates 11.8g; fat 14.6g; cholesterol 75.4mg; sodium 134.1mg.