Cream of Broccoli Soup with Chicken

January 13, 2012


There’s nothing quite like a hearty soup in the winter. I enjoy cream of X vegetable soups, but don’t find them as satisfying as a meal with some protein. Enter Cream of Broccoli and Chicken Soup. Meaty, filling, and delicious. This soup is coconut milk based, upping the paleo factor.


Makes 3-4 servings

  • 1/2 roasted chicken, shredded
  • 1 lb. broccoli florets, torn apart into smaller florets
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can organic full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 L chicken broth (approx.)
  • tallow (or your fat of choice)
  • salt and pepper to taste


1. In large pot, sauté onion, garlic, and celery in tallow until soft.

2. Add broccoli and enough chicken stock to steam (cover with lid, leaving it slightly ajar). Steam until softened (10-15 minutes).

3. Add coconut milk and half the chicken broth.

4. Stir and bring to a simmer. Cook for 45 minutes.

5. Food process or blend the soup, adding chicken broth if necessary.

6. Return blended soup to the pot. Add chicken.

7. Add remainder of chicken broth, checking for consistency – you don’t want the soup too runny, but keep in mind that the chicken will absorb some of the liquid.

8. Stir. Cook until chicken is heated through.

9. Season to taste.


Shared with Food Renegade and Sunday Night Soup Night.

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Debbie @ Easy Natural Food January 20, 2012 at 9:21 PM

I love pureed veg soups, but I know what you mean about the protein. This looks really tasty! I’m hosting a weekly blog carnival specifically for soups, stocks and chowders, every Sunday! I would love it if you would come over and post this recipe. Here’s a link with more information:


I hope to see you there!


[email protected] January 21, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Hi Debbie, thanks for stopping by. I’ll be there! :)


Debbie @ Easy Natural Food January 24, 2012 at 9:18 PM

I was just checking out a couple of your other posts, glad I found your blog! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with Sunday Night Soup Night! I’ll be hosting weekly through fall and winter, so I’d love to see you again with your next soup/stock/chowder recipe.


Ybus September 26, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Made this tonight for dinner…..wonderful!


[email protected] September 26, 2012 at 7:03 PM

I’m glad you liked it! :)


Kelly @ Primally Inspired January 2, 2013 at 6:14 PM

It was a cold day here in Maryland and I just couldn’t get warm all day. I knew I wanted to make some soup to hopefully help me warm up. I got on Chowstalker to see if any soups caught my eye. Yours sounded yummy so I made it tonight and it was a hit! Thanks for the great recipe :)


[email protected] January 4, 2013 at 12:34 PM

You’re welcome, I’m glad you enjoyed it!


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