Chicken and Broccoli Chowder

Chicken and Broccoli Chowder

Broccoli is the green vegetable of choice in our house, so it’s no surprise that everyone likes this soup.  I like the taste and the fact that it’s easy to make.

I usually make this soup after I have roasted a chicken and made stock from the carcass.  I use the leftover chicken pieces and stock, and the remaining soup ingredients I usually have on hand.

I have found that chowders like this one work great with almond milk.  My family never notices the difference.  Feel free to use regular milk or some other milk substitute.

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Chicken and Broccoli Chowder
Recipe type: Soup
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 6
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 10 - 12 ounces frozen broccoli florets
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon butter or dairy free margarine
  • 1 cup cold almond milk (or regular milk)
  • ⅓ cup rice flour
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 cup water or milk (almond or regular)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat the chicken broth to boiling in a large pot.
  2. In a skillet, melt the butter or margarine and sauté the onion and celery until soft. Add the garlic and sauté one more minute.
  3. Add the broccoli to the boiling broth along with the sautéed vegetables. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 5 to 10 minutes or until the broccoli is just tender.
  4. Mix together the cold milk and rice flour. Add to the soup and stir. Heat to boiling and boil for 1 minute.
  5. Add the chicken, 1 cup water or milk, parsley, basil, salt and pepper. Heat until hot through.

About Linda Etherton

Linda has been gluten free since 2000 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease which propelled me into the world of gluten-free cooking and baking. I am convinced that gluten-free food can and should be delicious, and I never apologize for serving it.
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  1. This chowder looks so nourishing and satisfying! I think we’d love it.

  2. Wow, that sounds great! I’m going to make it tonight since I’ve got all the ingredients on hand. Thanks!

  3. That looks really good. Bob won’t eat broccoli but I might try a smaller batch of this soup for my supper while he’s at work.

  4. Melanie says:

    The recipe lists 1 cup almond milk and also 1 cup water or milk (almond or regular). ??? So use 2 cups almond milk or what? Double listed?

  5. Sara Anders says:

    Can this be frozen and heated up later? I’m working on batch cooking. Was thinking of making some for now and some for another meal during the week. My work schedule is crazy and I don’t get to cook as much during the week.

  6. Shelley says:

    Always looking for a soup idea…this looks good. Thanks for posting!! ????

    I like to make things in batches so I can freeze portioned servings to grab for lunches. Don’t see why you couldn’t freeze it. Certainly gonna try, that’s for sure!

  7. Do you know the calories per serving? What is the serving size? On a diet so this is important. Thanks

  8. I made this soup tonight and loved it!! Great and easy to make on this cold, snowy day!!

  9. Made his tonight and it was wonderful!!

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