Cheese and Broccoli Chicken Soup

This is a thick and creamy cheddar cheese soup with chunks of chicken meat and broccoli florets.

Yield

10 servings

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup all-purpose flour
11 cups water
3 cubes chicken bouillon
2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-size pieces
2 heads fresh broccoli, cut into florets
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup light cream
3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions

In a 5-quart pot, melt butter over medium heat. Mix in flour, stirring constantly until a thick paste forms. Remove from pot, and set aside.

In same pot, combine water, bouillon cubes, chicken, broccoli, salt and pepper. Bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium low, and simmer for 45 minutes.

Stir in the flour mixture a little bit at a time until soup thickens. Simmer 5 minutes. Reduce heat, and stir in cream. Mix in cheese 1 cup at a time, and stir until melted.

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