Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Soup


I accidentally purchase half and half the other day. So I needed to use it up. I found this recipe on It was pretty tasty…I did need to jazz it up a bit. It had great reviews on the website.

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Soup

  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced (or 1/2 Tbsp Minced Garlic)
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 quart half and half
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly-grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 bunch broccoli (tops only, cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • 3 cups boneless chicken breast, cooked and diced
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons white pepper
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 dash nutmeg (I did not add this)
  • 6 ounces bow tie pasta, cooked according to package directions

    1. In a heavy stockpot over medium heat, sauté onion and garlic in butter for 2-3 minutes; add flour and cook, stirring, for another 2-3 minutes until bubbly; gradually whisk in chicken broth and half & half; cook, stirring frequently, until thickened.
    2. Meanwhile, in a separate pan, add water to broccoli and bring just to boiling (the broccoli should be only partially cooked and not soft) then remove from heat; do not drain cooking water from broccoli.
    3. Add parmesan cheese to soup-base in stockpot; cook over low heat, stirring, just until cheese is melted; add cooked broccoli along with its cooking water, chicken, seasonings, and bow tie pasta to the stockpot; heat through.
    4. NOTES: 6 ounces bow tie pasta equals 2 1/4 cups before cooking and 3 cups diced chicken breast equals 1 ½ pounds before cooking. Also, decrease the salt by half if you happen to substitute full-sodium chicken broth in this recipe.

    Cook broccoli in water in cover saucepan until partially cooked.

    Saute onion and garlic in butter.

    Add flour

    Gradually whisk in the broth

    and the half and half.

    Add parmesan cheese.

    Add cooked Broccoli and water it was cooked in.

    Add cooked noodles.

    and cooked chicken (I sprinkled an Italian blend of seasonings on chicken before cooking it in the microwave) I added some extra seasonings. See bottom for notes.

    and more pepper and Parmesan cheese.

    Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Soup

    My notes: I thought it needed to be jazzed up a bit. I added more Parmesan cheese (approximately 1 cup), garlic, salt and chicken broth (I added the juices from cooking the chicken in the microwave). I added black pepper and basil to the recipe.  You may be fine with the originally recipe…you just need to taste and add if needed. This would be also good if you added mushrooms.  You will need to add chicken broth when reheating…otherwise it will be too thick.

    If anyone has a recipe they would like to share. Please email it to me at I love trying new recipes.

    Relish Food & Life!


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