Chicken Broccoli Soup

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Sweet Pea Living | Chicken Broccoli Soup | Whole30 | Paleo | Low Carb

Lately, I’ve been in a serious soup making phase. I don’t know what it is–the cold weather, my stuffy nose, or the need to stock our fridge with easy work lunches–but I’ve been craving anything served in a bowl. Regardless of the reason, this simple Chicken Broccoli Soup really hit the spot!

Sweet Pea Living | Chicken Broccoli Soup | Whole30 | Paleo | Low Carb

When I first started making this dish, it was actually a Broccoli Cheddar Soup. Over time, the recipe transformed after I added and removed ingredients to fit what we loved most! For example, one afternoon before I made this soup, I was at the store and just happened to spot a scrumptious rotisserie chicken. I thought that the tender meat would make a great soup addition and it is now a must-have ingredient!

Sweet Pea Living | Chicken Broccoli Soup | Whole30 | Paleo | Low Carb

Later on, after I was sick and tired of scrubbing cheese residue off the sides of my stock pot (I’m sure you know exactly what I’m talking about), I decided to remove cheddar cheese from the main ingredient list. I’ve found that I don’t miss the cheddar at all, and it works great as a light garnish to the dish.

Sweet Pea Living | Chicken Broccoli Soup | Whole30 | Paleo | Low Carb

You must be craving Chicken Broccoli Soup by now! Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think by taking a picture and tagging Sweet Pea Living on Facebook and Instagram! I can’t wait to hear how much you love it!

Chicken Broccoli Soup


AuthorSweet Pea LivingDifficultyBeginner

Yields8 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time40 mins

INGREDIENTS
 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
 1 tbsp garlic, minced
 1 Spanish or yellow onion, diced
 3 celery stalks, chopped
 2 cups carrots, chopped
 2 cups broccoli, chopped
 1 cup cauliflower, chopped
 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
 2 cups water
 2 tbsp arrowroot powder
 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded with skin removed
 ¼ tsp nutmeg
 ¼ tsp cardamom
 salt, to taste
 1 tbsp hot sauce
GARNISH
 shredded cheddar cheese

INSTRUCTIONS
1

Heat up EVOO, minced garlic, diced onion and celery in a large stock pot over medium-high heat until fragrant, about 3 minutes.

2

Mix carrots, broccoli and cauliflower into the stock pot. Saute for about 7 minutes.

3

Add chicken broth, water and half and half into the stock pot. Mix well and bring soup to a boil. While the soup heats up, remove the skin from and shred the rotisserie chicken.

4

Add in shredded chicken, nutmeg, cardamom, salt and hot sauce. Mix well.

5

Garnish with shredded cheddar cheese and serve hot! Enjoy!

Ingredients

INGREDIENTS
 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
 1 tbsp garlic, minced
 1 Spanish or yellow onion, diced
 3 celery stalks, chopped
 2 cups carrots, chopped
 2 cups broccoli, chopped
 1 cup cauliflower, chopped
 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
 2 cups water
 2 tbsp arrowroot powder
 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded with skin removed
 ¼ tsp nutmeg
 ¼ tsp cardamom
 salt, to taste
 1 tbsp hot sauce
GARNISH
 shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

INSTRUCTIONS
1

Heat up EVOO, minced garlic, diced onion and celery in a large stock pot over medium-high heat until fragrant, about 3 minutes.

2

Mix carrots, broccoli and cauliflower into the stock pot. Saute for about 7 minutes.

3

Add chicken broth, water and half and half into the stock pot. Mix well and bring soup to a boil. While the soup heats up, remove the skin from and shred the rotisserie chicken.

4

Add in shredded chicken, nutmeg, cardamom, salt and hot sauce. Mix well.

5

Garnish with shredded cheddar cheese and serve hot! Enjoy!

Chicken Broccoli Soup

Sweet Pea Living | Chicken Broccoli Soup | Whole30 | Paleo | Low Carb

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