Easy healthy chicken broccoli soup

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This easy healthy chicken broccoli soup is the perfect simple recipe for cozy winter dinners. Easy comfort food in a bowl served with crusty bread.

Easy healthy chicken broccoli soup

On chilly nights there’s just nothing better than having a steaming bowl of flavorful soup to warm you up and this easy, healthy chicken broccoli soup is like a hug in a bowl. It’s creamy and full of texture while not being too heavy or weighed down with cream or a flour base.

I use a cornstarch slurry to thicken the soup slightly but that’s totally optional. Other ways to thicken the soup is to add some mashed potatoes or by pureeing a third of the soup and stirring it back into the pot. The milk adds creaminess but can also be substituted with a dairy-free version or simply use chicken stock instead. It’s the kind of recipe that comes together quickly (thanks to the rotisserie chicken) with no fuss but be sure to make a big pot because this is seriously good for lunch the next day.

Easy healthy chicken broccoli soup

How do you make chicken and broccoli soup?

Start by sautéing onion, celery, carrot and chopped broccoli stalks until soft and fragrant then add garlic and seasoning. Add chicken stock, milk and cornflour mix (optional to thicken) and bring to a simmer then add the broccoli and shredded chicken and allow to cook until the broccoli is soft. Season to taste and serve with crusty bread.

What to serve with chicken soup:

  1. Easy garlic butter dinner rolls
  2. Easy cheesy corn beer bread
  3. Potato, Pecorino & Rosemary bread
  4. Cheese and herb beer bread

Easy healthy chicken broccoli soup

4.39 from 13 votes
Easy healthy chicken broccoli soup
Easy healthy chicken broccoli soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

This easy healthy chicken broccoli soup is the perfect simple recipe for cozy winter dinners. Easy comfort food in a bowl served with crusty bread.

Course: Dinner, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli soup, chicken broccoli soup, chicken soup
Servings: 6
Calories: 197 kcal
Author: Alida Ryder
Ingredients
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 2 large carrots peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 celery ribs finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 5 cups broccoli stems removed and finely chopped
  • 6 cups chicken stock/broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tbsp cornflour/cornstarch mixed with 2 tbsp water
  • 2 cups shredded chicken (I used rotisserie chicken)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • lemon juice to taste
Instructions
  1. Sauté the onion, celery, carrot and broccoli stalks in a splash of oil until soft and fragrant and just starting to brown (this takes around 10 minutes). 

  2. Add the garlic and bay leaf and sauté for another minute before adding the chicken stock, milk and cornflour mixture. 

  3. Bring to a simmer then add the broccoli florets and shredded chicken. 

  4. Allow to cook for 15 minutes then season with salt, pepper and lemon (optional). 

  5. Serve with crusty bread.

Nutrition Facts
Easy healthy chicken broccoli soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 197 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 174mg 7%
Potassium 753mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 7g
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 81.4%
Vitamin C 85.8%
Calcium 16.4%
Iron 9.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Jeremy
    Reply

    Broccoli soup souds very creative, hope my homies will enjoy. Thanks for sharing!

  • Mikayla
    Reply

    Made this recipe last night and it was the perfect, healthy dinner. And you’re right, the leftovers are bomb for lunch the next day!

  • Bryan
    Reply

    I love broccoli soup! I’ll be making this recipe tomorrow, thank you!

  • Katie
    Reply

    This looks like everything I want on a cold night. Just perfect.

  • Marian
    Reply

    Broccoli soup sound very good. Plan on making for the meal on 12/5/2018 Wednesday. We will you all an update soon. Just bought fresh Broccoli off the Veggie Truck today. The truck stops in front of our rental home here on Crete in Greece. Alida Thanks Very much for the idea!

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