Hearty Chicken Broccoli Soup Recipe

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This soup will soon become a favorite of your family. You will want to make it on every cold day.—Frankie Marie Gingrich, Palmyra, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) cut broccoli with cheese sauce, thawed and chopped
  • Seasoned croutons, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 197 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 398mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 13g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, saute onion and celery in butter until crisp-tender. Stir in the flour, mustard, salt and pepper. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly.
  2. Stir in the lemon juice, chicken and broccoli. Heat through. Garnish with croutons if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Hearty Chicken Broccoli Soup in Country Woman September/October 1991, p35

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Charliava User ID: 8892156 250316
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2016

"Very hearty and delicious soup! I personally like my soups with a bit more seasoning so I added a 1/4 tsp garlic powder and 1/4 tsp more of salt. This will be a new family favourite!"

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