Broccoli Cheese Soup with Chicken

    Broccoli Cheese Soup with Chicken


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    About this recipe: This bowl of soup, has comfort food written all over it. Chicken is simmered with broccoli, single cream, chicken stock and Cheddar cheese. Serve with fresh, crusty bread.

    Serves: 10 

    • 115g butter
    • 125g plain flour
    • 2.6 litres water
    • 3 cubes chicken stock
    • 900g skinless, chicken breast fillets, cut into bite-size pieces
    • 2 heads broccoli, cut into florets
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 250ml single cream
    • 350g Cheddar cheese, grated

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. In a 5-litre or similar sized pot, melt butter over medium heat. Mix in flour, stirring constantly until a thick paste forms. Remove from pot and set aside.
    2. In same pot, combine water, stock cubes, chicken, broccoli, salt and pepper. Bring to the boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 45 minutes.
    3. 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, 1/3 at a time and stir until melted.

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