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1 lb artichokes or sunchokes
1 large onion, diced
4 cups chicken stock
2 cups cooked chicken, diced
Salt to taste
White pepper to taste
½ cup cream


  1. Peel the artichokes to the hearts.
  2. Slice the artichoke hearts thin.
  3. Place artichoke hearts in a medium stockpot.
  4. Add chicken stock and onions to the pot and bring to a boil over high heat.
  5. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
  6. Add the soup to a blender and puree smooth.
  7. Pour pureed soup back into the stockpot.
  8. Add chicken, salt and pepper.
  9. Add cream, stir and heat through.
  10. When serving, add a bit of cream in the middle of the soup bowl for presentation.
  11. Garnish with cilantro if desired.
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