Ohhhh creamy soups…how I love you. Especially this Creamy Chicken Broccoli Baked Potato Soup. (In case this one isn’t your thing, try our Shrimp Bisque. Or maybe make both. Whatever you prefer. The more creamy soups, the better.)
In my opinion, soup is good all the time! So no excuses if it’s still warm where you are. Why not add some broccoli (so healthy and delicious) and some chicken (a little extra protein) to create a delicious twist on an old favorite? So I did.
Bake the potatoes ahead of time; I baked mine while I was also baking breakfast muffins. When all the batches of muffins were done, so were the potatoes. You can bake them the night before while you’re making dinner and store them in the fridge. Keep the skins, too, and I’ll show you what to do with those next week! (Make your own baked potato skins. So worth it.)
Creamy Chicken Broccoli Baked Potato Soup
- 1 small onion, diced
- 4 tbsp. butter
- 4 tbsp. flour (sprouted, unbleached, brown rice, even navy bean — your choice)
- 4 c. chicken stock
- 1 4 – 6 oz. chicken breast, chopped into bite-sized pieces
- 1/2 lb. fresh broccoli, chopped
- 3 – 4 medium baked potatoes
- 1/2 tsp. dried parsley
- 1 c. milk
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
- Cheddar cheese, bacon, and green onions for serving
Heat a large soup pot over medium heat. Melt the butter and add the onions.
Saute until softened. Add the flour and stir it up to form a roux.
Add the chicken stock and stir until smooth.
Add your broccoli and chicken, plus some salt, pepper, and parsley.
Allow the soup to simmer for 15 – 20 minutes, until the chicken and broccoli are completely cooked. Then add the flesh of the baked potatoes.
Reserve the skins!
Stir the soup, and add the milk. If the soup is not as thick as you want, whisk a little flour into the cold milk before adding it to thicken the soup further.
Serve the soup as soon as the potato is heated through and it is as thick as you want. Less than five minutes after adding the final ingredients! Yes, the soup comes together quickly.
Add some cooked, crumbled bacon, shredded cheddar, and/or green onions to the top of the soup. Delicious.
What’s your favorite style of baked potato soup?
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