Chicken With Broccoli Soup



This easy healthy chicken broccoli soup is the perfect simple recipe for cozy winter dinners. Easy comfort food in a bowl served with crusty bread.

Easy healthy chicken broccoli soup


Full recipe + amounts can be found in the recipe card below. 

  • Onion. 
  • Carrot. 
  • Celery. 
  • Garlic. 
  • Herbs/spices: Bay leaf, dried mixed herbs, chilli flakes. You can use any fresh or dried herbs of your choice.
  • Salt and black pepper.
  • Broccoli. 
  • Chicken stock/chicken broth. Chicken bone broth is an excellent addition that will add even more goodness to the soup.
  • Milk. The milk adds creaminess but is completely optional. Substitute with plant-based milk or stock. You could also use cream if you wanted a richer soup.
  • Cornstarch. I used a slurry of cornstarch and milk/stock to thicken the soup slightly but again, this step is optional.
  • Chicken. I used shredded rotisserie chicken but leftover roast chicken is also a good idea. Alternatively, poach chicken breasts in the soup until cooked through and shred.
Easy healthy chicken broccoli soup


  1. Make the base: In a large pot or Dutch oven set over medium-high heat, add a few tablespoons of olive oil. Start by sautéing onion, celery, carrot and chopped broccoli stalks until soft and fragrant then add garlic and seasoning. Stir in chicken stock, milk and cornstarch mix (optional to thicken) and bring to a boil.
  2. Cook the soup: Simmer until the soup has thickened slightly then add the broccoli and shredded chicken. Allow to cook until the broccoli is soft, approximately 5-7 minutes.
  3. Serve:  Season to taste and serve with crusty bread.


This soup freezes very well. Allow to cooked soup to cool completely then transfer to freezer-safe containers or freezer bags. Freeze for up to 3 months and thaw completely before reheating in a saucepan until hot and bubbling.


This recipe is fantastic in a crock pot. Cook on high for 2 hours or low for 3-4 hours. Similarly, you can make this in an Instant Pot and cook for 10 minutes on high pressure.

Easy healthy chicken broccoli soup


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Easy healthy chicken broccoli soup

Easy healthy chicken broccoli soup

This easy healthy chicken broccoli soup is the perfect simple recipe for cozy winter dinners. Easy comfort food in a bowl served with crusty bread.

Course: Dinner, Soup

Cuisine: American

Keyword: broccoli soup, chicken broccoli soup, chicken soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 6

Calories: 197kcal


  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 2 large carrots peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 celery ribs finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp dried mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes/red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 5 cups broccoli stems removed and finely chopped
  • 6 cups chicken stock/broth (Home-made or good quality store bought )
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tbsp cornflour/cornstarch mixed with 2 tbsp water
  • 2 cups shredded chicken (I used rotisserie chicken)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • lemon juice to taste


  • Sauté the onion, celery, carrot and broccoli stalks in a splash of oil until soft and fragrant and just starting to brown (this takes around 10 minutes). 
  • Add the garlic, bay leaf and herbs and sauté for another minute before adding the chicken stock, milk and cornflour mixture. 
  • Bring to a simmer then add the broccoli florets and shredded chicken. 
  • Allow to cook for 15 minutes then season with salt, pepper and lemon (optional). 
  • Serve with crusty bread.

Chicken with broccoli soup is a dish that can be prepared in various ways. It is made by combining chicken with broccoli and flavouring it with other ingredients, such as onions and garlic. Because there are so many variations of chicken with broccoli soup, it is very easy to make. The ingredients can be chosen based on what is available in the house at the time and preference of the cook.

Chicken and Broccoli Soup

Loved by the whole family, this chicken and broccoli soup recipe is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.


Chicken and Broccoli Soup

Recipe Summary


30 mins




Ingredient Checklist

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, cubed or shredded
  • 1/2 pound broccoli florets, cut into bite sized pieces
  • Kosher or sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Instructions Checklist

  • Step 1In a stockpot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion and carrot and cook until onions are soft and translucent, about 3 minutes.
  • Step 2Stir in chicken stock, Worcestershire sauce and cooked chicken. Bring to a gentle boil and then reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes. Stir in the broccoli and simmer for 10 minutes or until broccoli is tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve hot.


Creamy Chicken Broccoli Soup is a hearty soup that’s perfect when you want something warm and comforting. Bite sized pieces of broccoli and shredded chicken are simmered in a broth flavoured with onions, celery and dried herbs. It’s thick and creamy, and only takes 30 minutes to make.

Creamy chicken broccoli soup closeup

Creamy Chicken Broccoli Soup

This is the kind of soup that you can easily whip up on a weeknight for dinner. Chicken and broccoli is a stellar combination that can never fail you. The breasts are cooked whole in the same pot, after which they are shredded and added back. We also add to the creaminess and thickness by blending half the soup, and keeping the other half as is. And the best part, it tastes even better the next day, and it’s packed with broccoli. You can really sneak in this wonder veggie and the kids won’t even realise it.

We do soup nights all the time at home. Big, hearty bowls of thick soup that I like to serve with warm, crusty bread to mop it all up. I prefer soups that are chunky, creamy and loaded with flavour just like this creamy chicken broccoli soup. Because they are like a complete meal when combined with some bread, and you don’t need to make multiple dishes. And if they are ready in under 30 minutes, thats a bonus!

Creamy chicken broccoli soup in a bowl with a spoon

How do you make creamy chicken broccoli soup?

  • To make creamy chicken broccoli soup, start by sauteing chopped onions, garlic and celery in a pot.
  • Add broccoli, chicken breasts, chicken broth and seasoning to the pot.
  • Once the chicken is poached, remove it from the pot and blend half the soup (either with an immersion blender or in a regular blender) and then add it back to the pot.
  • Shred the chicken and add it back to the pot along with cream cheese and heavy cream.

Can I use pre-cooked shredded chicken?

Absolutely! If you have pre cooked shredded chicken or rotisserie chicken that you can shred, that would actually cut down the time to cook this soup further.

Creamy soups are really my weakness. Especially this creamy vegetable soup, when we are doing meatless mondays. I also have a really cool tip about making vegetable stock at home from scraps that can add flavour to any soup, especially broth based ones or ramen bowls.

Closeup of creamy chicken broccoli soup in a bowl with a spoon


Creamy Chicken Broccoli Soup is a hearty soup that’s perfect when you want something warm and comforting. Bite sized pieces of broccoli and shredded chicken are simmered in a broth flavoured with onions, celery and dried herbs. 






Ingredients  1x2x3x

  • ▢1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • ▢1 tablespoon Butter
  • ▢4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • ▢3/4 cup chopped Onions
  • ▢3/4 cup chopped Celery
  • ▢1 head Broccoli cut into small florets
  • ▢2 Chicken Breasts
  • ▢3 cups Chicken Broth
  • ▢1 teaspoon dried Oregano
  • ▢1 teaspoon dried Parsley
  • ▢1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • ▢1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • ▢1 cup Cream Cheese
  • ▢1/2 cup Heavy Cream


  • Heat olive oil and butter in a dutch oven and add garlic, onions and celery. Saute for a few minutes till the onions turn translucent.
  • Add broccoli, chicken breasts, broth, oregano, parsley, salt and pepper. Bring this to a quick boil, and then reduce the flame and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Take the chicken pieces out of the pot and shred them with a fork. Set aside. 
  • Using an immersion blender or a regular blender, blend half the soup. Add the shredded chicken back to the pot along with cream cheese and heavy cream. Simmer for five minutes and turn off the flame. Check and adjust seasoning and serve hot.

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