This Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Soup is a comforting soup that’s packed with fresh broccoli, shredded chicken and creamy cheese. It makes for the perfect dinner on a chilly night!

Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Soup by The BakerMama

Soup’s On!

When it’s cold outside, I love eating soup for dinner. It has to be hearty and meaty to make it on the menu in our house, though. Broccoli cheddar soup is one of my absolute favorites, but if I tried to serve it as our meal, my husband would think it was the appetizer and would be waiting for the main meat course to make its grand appearance. So I just throw in some chicken and we’ve got a soup dinner that’s a real winner! Feel free to leave out the chicken if your family is okay with meatless meals, but it does add lots of protein and flavor to the soup. And without the chicken, this soup would make a great appetizer.

Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Soup by The BakerMama

How to Make Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Soup

First, heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Next, coat the pot with cooking spray and add onion and garlic to pan. Sauté for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Then reduce heat to medium and add the butter, stirring until butter melts. Sprinkle onion mixture with flour and cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Next, gradually add milk and broth, stirring constantly with a whisk; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 10 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring constantly. Add cheese and stir until cheese melts. Add broccoli, chicken, half-and-half, salt and pepper; cook 10 minutes or until broccoli is tender and soup is thoroughly heated.

Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Soup by The BakerMama

More Soups that Soothe

My Tuscan Tortellini Soup is a comforting one-pot meal that’s perfect for a chilly winter day. It’s so easy to make and is bursting with delicious Tuscan flavors. Baked Sweet Potato Soup loaded with cheddar cheese, bacon, sour cream and onions for the ultimate in comfort food! Or try a homemade take on Chick-fil-A’s Chicken Tortilla Soup that tastes even better than the original and that you can enjoy year-round (and even on Sundays)!

We just couldn’t get enough of this Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Soup. It is so flavorful and packed with fresh broccoli, shredded chicken and creamy cheese. If you make it, be sure to snap a picture and share it with me or tag me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see. ???? I love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the recipes I share. Enjoy!

xoxo,

Recipe adapted from Cooking Light (March 2009)

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Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Soup by The BakerMama

Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Soup

  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Main

Description

A comforting soup that’s packed with fresh broccoli, shredded chicken and creamy cheese. It makes for the perfect dinner on a chilly night!


Ingredients

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  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups skim milk
  • 11/2 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 12 ounces (about 2 cups) shredded light processed cheese
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded (about 3 cups)
  • 4 cups small broccoli florets
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Coat pot with cooking spray. Add onion and garlic to pan; sauté 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Reduce heat to medium; add butter, stirring until butter melts. Sprinkle onion mixture with flour; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Gradually add milk and broth, stirring constantly with a whisk; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 10 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring constantly. Add cheese and stir until cheese melts. Add broccoli, chicken, half-and-half, salt and pepper; cook 10 minutes or until broccoli is tender and soup is thoroughly heated.

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    1. Hi Laurel! I like to use a good melting cheddar cheese. Orange or white cheddar works great. Velveeta works great too! Enjoy!

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