Chicken Broccoli Soup
Tasty Thursdays by KavDaily
This mouth watering soup is perfect to get you through the remaining days of the week.
When you’re just halfway through the week and feel drained out of energy, there’s just nothing better than having a steaming bowl of flavorful soup to give you comfort. 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 with no fuss, but be sure to make a big pot because this is seriously good for lunch the next day.
Here’s how to go about it
Sauté the onion, celery, carrot and broccoli stalks in a splash of oil until soft and fragrant and just starting to brown (this takes about 10 minutes). Add the garlic, bay leaf and herbs and sauté for another minute or two before adding the chicken stock, milk and cornflour mixture. Bring to a simmer then add the broccoli florets and shredded chicken.
This is a hearty soup that’s perfect when you want something warm and comforting. Best served with a crusty buttered bread. Enjoy!
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