Creamy Chicken Broccoli and Cheese Soup

Creamy Chicken Broccoli and Cheese Soup
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Creamy Chicken Broccoli and Cheese Soup by Delightful E Made

Creamy Chicken Broccoli and Cheese Soup by Delightful E Made

Is it cold outside where you are?  Here in Northern, VA its been pretty cold (at least, for these parts), for a couple weeks now.  Winter doesn’t officially start until next week, however, I’m thinking its pretty much here.  Anytime there is a nip in the air, I’m in the mood for soup, stew, chili – basically, a hot meal you eat out of a bowl.  Also, something that goes with a nice, crusty, cheesy piece of bread to sop up all the broth is even better!

Creamy Chicken Broccoli and Cheese Soup by Delightful E Made

Creamy Chicken Broccoli and Cheese Soup by Delightful E Made

My mom makes an AMAZING pot of broccoli cheese soup.  This recipe is an adaptation of hers – Its so good that the church had asked her to make it for their annual soup supper for many years.  She would make a HUGE, roaster sized batch of this soup, and it would usually be gone by the end of the night.  People love it because its, creamy, hearty, and warms the soul after a long day.  It truly doesn’t get much better than that!

Yields 6-8

Creamy Chicken Broccoli and Cheese Soup

A delicious, creamy one-pot meal that everyone will love. Perfect for lunch or after a long day - goes great with a nice, crusty piece of bread!

20 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (32 oz.) carton of chicken broth or stock
  • 2 c. broccoli, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 c. flour
  • 3 c. milk
  • 2 c. cooked chicken (rotisserie chicken works well)
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 10 oz. processed cheese, cubed (like velveta)

Instructions

  1. Heat large stockpot or dutch oven on medium high heat. Add olive oil to heat. Add the onion and garlic. Sautee for a couple minutes until onions are translucent. Add the broth and broccoli. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. In a large measuring cup, add the flour to the milk and whisk together until well blended. Add milk mixture and chicken to the broccoli mixture. Cook for 5 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring frequently. Add salt and pepper. Remove from heat, and add the cheese. Stir occasionally until the cheese melts.
  3. Place 1/3 of the soup into a blender, and process until smooth. Pour back into the soup to give it a creamier texture.
Cuisine: American | Recipe Type: Soups and Stews
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https://delightfulemade.com/2013/12/17/creamy-chicken-broccoli-and-cheese-soup/

On these cold, winter nights I hope you’re able to settle in, and relax with a nice bowl of this delicious soup.  It really does warm the heart and soul.

Erin

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Comments

  1. This soup looks heavenly Erin! I love broccoli and cheese soup so I know I'll LOVE this as well :) Pinned!
    • delightful.e.made@gmail.com says:
      Thanks so much, Trish! I had some for lunch today, and it really hit the spot. (Was slightly close to licking the bowl!) :) Have a very Merry Christmas, and a Joyful 2014! ~Erin
  2. Hi Erin! This soup looks like the perfect comfort-food winter meal. Can't wait to try it! Stopping by from Gingersnap Crafts Wow Me Wednesday!
  3. I have been looking for a good broccoli soup to make! This looks wonderful!
  4. This looks delicious! I love a good soup! I would love for you to come join my link party at http://ihearthandson.blogspot.ca/2013/12/show-off-friday-no-9-plus-features.html I look forward to seeing more posts from you. Have a great weekend and happy holidays! Jenn @ IHeartHandsOn
  5. That looks so good!!! Hot soup is just what I love during the cold season and this just looks perfect!
  6. Does the soup freeze well?
    • delightful.e.made@gmail.com says:
      Hi Jenn! Yes, it does. In fact, I just recently defrosted some the other day for lunch. Nice to make a big pot, and then take out leftovers from the freezer when you need them. Hope you get to enjoy soon! Thanks so much for stopping by! ~Erin
  7. This soup looks amazing! I can't wait to make this myself,however I'm wondering if you have the nutritional value for this recipe? Try to cut down on calories!!
  8. Magdalena says:
    HI. I`m not familiar with english cooking measurement. Correct me if I`m wrong: 3c. milk means 3 cups of milk?
  9. does this recipe absolutely call for onions & garlic? i've got some very picky kids.

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