BCC Soup

Cheesy, bacony, chickeny, creamy about says it all.

No, this is not “blind carbon copy” (BCC) soup, it’s Bacon, Cheese, and Chicken Soup and it’s fantastic. I’ve made it several times now and made alterations each time (as is my way), but not to worry, you can’t screw it up.

This soup is very hearty and fast to make. It’s good right away or the next day. Keeps well in the fridge for three or four days if tightly-sealed.

Digging Deeper

This is a very Keto recipe—lots of fat and few carbs.—mostly bacon and cheese. You can un-Keto it by using AP flour to thicken rather than Konjac flour. In any case, this soup is delicious, but may be a bit too rich for the diet-conscious whose regimens focus on greens, greens, and more greens.

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BCC Soup
Course soup
Cuisine Keto
Keyword bacon, cheese, chicken, keto
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
soup lovers
Ingredients
  • 8 strips bacon, thick-sliced Translates to 12 thin-sliced bacon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning If you use Cayennepper, limit to 1/2 teaspoon. If using Dad's Spice Blend, use 1 tablespoon or more. Use other seasonings based on your own preferences and experience. Salt and black pepper alone are just fine.
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cups chicken broth The "bonier" the broth, the more flavor.
  • 1 cup HWC Heavy whipping cream is a Keto staple.
  • 3 cups grated cheddar cheese We use the shredded cheese in a bag—sharp Cheddar, a cheese blend, etc.
  • 3 cups cooked chicken Make your own or use rotisserie chicken diced or torn into small pieces and bits.
  • garnish Chives, parsley, grated cheese, and/or bacon bits are good choices.
Course soup
Cuisine Keto
Keyword bacon, cheese, chicken, keto
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
soup lovers
Ingredients
  • 8 strips bacon, thick-sliced Translates to 12 thin-sliced bacon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning If you use Cayennepper, limit to 1/2 teaspoon. If using Dad's Spice Blend, use 1 tablespoon or more. Use other seasonings based on your own preferences and experience. Salt and black pepper alone are just fine.
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 cups chicken broth The "bonier" the broth, the more flavor.
  • 1 cup HWC Heavy whipping cream is a Keto staple.
  • 3 cups grated cheddar cheese We use the shredded cheese in a bag—sharp Cheddar, a cheese blend, etc.
  • 3 cups cooked chicken Make your own or use rotisserie chicken diced or torn into small pieces and bits.
  • garnish Chives, parsley, grated cheese, and/or bacon bits are good choices.
Instructions
  1. Make BCC Soup in a Dutch oven or other pot large enough for 8 cups of liquid, Getting it heating up on medium-high heat while you dice the bacon into 1/4" bits. Sauté bacon for 8-10 minutes while you prepare the onion and celery.
  2. Make a 1/4" dice of the onion and celery. When bacon is done to desired crispiness, remove to a paper towel-covered plate. Spoon off some of the bacon grease, but leave 2-4 tablespoons behind. Sauté the vegetables for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and seasoning to the veggies. Mix well and cook for a couple of minutes.
  4. Add broth, bring to a low boil, reduce heat to simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Add HWC and cheese. Combine throughly—very important.
  6. Add chicken pieces, stir well, heat through.
  7. You're done! Add garnish(es) of choice and enjoy!
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