This recipe was a standard at the L.S Ayers Tea Room at the L.S.Ayres Department store opened for business in 1907. Enjoy!!


  • 6 Tbs. butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cu. milk
  • 3 cu. chicken broth
  • dash pepper
  • 6 Tbs. flour
  • 1/2 cu. light cream
  • 1 cu. finely chopped cooked chicken


In a saucepan, melt butter or margarine. Blend in flour, then stir in milk, light cream and chicken broth. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and comes just a boil. Reduce heat. Stir in finely chopped cooked chicken and a dash of pepper. Return soup to just a boil and serve immediately.

Serves about 5

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: Ayres Tea Room
Submitted By: Eileen werth