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Chicken Victoria Soup

Yankee Plus Dec 2015


Chicken Victoria Soup
4 votes, 3.50 avg. rating (71% score)
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This recipe is one of the specialties of a famous New England inn, the Yankee Pedlar, in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Perhaps the name derives from the High Victorian architecture of the inn.

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  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 quarts rich chicken stock
  • 1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup diced pimiento
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, diced
  • salt and pepper


Mix butter with flour over low heat to make a smooth paste, or roux. Bring stock to boil and stir into the roux. Sauté onions and mushrooms for 5 minutes. Mix with pimiento and diced chicken, and add to chicken stock. What makes an inn famous? Well, now you know!
Updated Friday, August 17th, 2007

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One Response to Chicken Victoria Soup

  1. Kate Charron March 4, 2008 at 8:22 am #

    It wasn’t anything special.

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