Cravings | Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Soup
Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Soup
  • SERVES: 6 as a main course, 10 as an appetizer
  • PREP: 20 minutes
  • TOTAL TIME: 55 minutes

Bread bowls optional but encouraged!

  • 2

    tablespoons olive oil

  • 2

    small boneless skinless chicken breasts (about ¾ pound) or 2 rotisserie chicken breasts, shredded

  • 1 ½

    teaspoons kosher salt, plus more for seasoning

  • ½

    teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more for seasoning

  • 1

    stick unsalted butter

  • 1

    medium onion, diced

  • 3

    cloves garlic, minced

  • ½

    cup flour

  • 3

    cups half and half or whole milk

  • 3

    cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

  • 4

    cups low sodium chicken broth

  • 2

    tablespoons Cravings Ranchiest Ranch seasoning or 1 (1-ounce) ranch dressing or dip packet

  • 1

    teaspoon paprika

  • ½

    teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ¼

    teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 4

    cups broccoli florets, finely chopped

  • 1

    cup shredded carrots

  • 6

    small, round loaves of bread—often labeled Baby Boule, about 8 ounces and 6" in diameter, and made of French bread or sourdough—for making bread bowls, optional

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