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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
  • 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

  • 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.