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Comfort in a Bowl

December 11, 2010


Greetings from snowy Wisconsin!  The kids and I have been hoping and hoping for a big bunch of snow to cover our green lawn so that it would feel more like Christmas.  Mission: Accomplished!  A big ‘ole snowstorm always makes me crave a bowl of warm, delicious soup.  Yesterday I went to the grocery store to stock up on all kinds of goodies (in case we got snowed in), including everything I needed to make creamy chicken and broccoli soup.  It was a big hit;  definitely comfort in a bowl!

Creamy Chicken and Broccoli Soup
1/2 cup butter
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



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.

 Enjoy, friends!

Happy Saturday!






One Comment leave one →
  1. December 13, 2010 9:00 pm

    I’m going to give this a try next year! thanks for the recipe, Vicki!

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