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Chicken and Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe

This soup went above and beyond my greatest expectations- it was cheesy, hearty, warm, and delicious. You can’t go wrong with it!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best Soup Recipe, broccoli, Cheese Soup, chicken soup
Servings: 8
Calories: 630kcal


  • Large Saucepan
  • large stock pot


  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts cooked and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 heads fresh broccoli (or 2 bags of frozen broccoli)
  • teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • a couple shakes of hot sauce optional
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 cups sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • In a large saucepan, saute onion and garlic over medium high heat until tender (just a couple of minutes).
  • Add butter and flour, lower heat to medium, and cook until roux is bubbly and starting to brown (it will start to smell amazing!).
  • Pour roux into a large stock pot and add chicken broth, stirring the entire time you add the broth to prevent lumps.
  • Add chicken, broccoli, salt, garlic powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and hot sauce to stock pot and cook for about 35-40 minutes (less if using frozen broccoli).
  • Stir in cheese and milk until cheese is fully melted and serve.


Calories: 630kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 170mg | Sodium: 2044mg | Potassium: 1241mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2058IU | Vitamin C: 155mg | Calcium: 619mg | Iron: 3mg