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.

Easy healthy chicken broccoli soup

Ingredients
  1. 1 large onion finely chopped
  2. 2 large carrots peeled and finely chopped
  3. 2 celery ribs finely chopped
  4. 4 garlic cloves crushed
  5. 1 bay leaf
  6. 1 tbsp dried mixed herbs
  7. 1 tsp chilli flakes/red pepper flakes (optional)
  8. 5 cups broccoli stems removed and finely chopped
  9. 6 cups chicken stock/broth (Home-made or good quality store bought )
  10. 2 cups milk
  11. 2 tbsp cornflour/cornstarch mixed with 2 tbsp water
  12. 2 cups shredded chicken (I used rotisserie chicken)
  13. salt and pepper to taste
  14. lemon juice to taste

Instructions
  • 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.