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.
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.
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:
- Easy garlic butter dinner rolls
- Easy cheesy corn beer bread
- Potato, Pecorino & Rosemary bread
- Cheese and herb beer bread