Meal-in-a-Bowl Broccoli and Canadian Blue Cheese Soup with Chicken
This recipe makes 6 servings
|Per serving (with croutons):||-|
|total fat||13 g|
|sat. fat||6 g|
- Portion size: 6
6 slices bacon, diced
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 large onion, chopped
2 ribs celery, chopped
1 tsp (5 mL) salt
1 large potato, peeled and cubed
1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
2 bunches broccoli (about 10 oz/300 g each), trimmed and coarsely chopped
1 cup (250 mL) crumbled Canadian blue cheese (4 oz/125 g)
1/3 cup (75 mL) croutons (optional)
In large saucepan, fry bacon over medium heat until crisp. Transfer bacon to paper towel-lined plate. Set aside.
Drain fat from pan; add 8 cups (2 L) water, chicken, onion, celery and salt ; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until chicken is no longer pink inside, about 15 minutes. Remove chicken; using 2 forks, shred. Set aside.
Return chicken stock mixture to medium-high heat. Add potato and pepper; simmer for 5 minutes. Add broccoli; cook until all vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Let cool slightly.
In batches, transfer soup to blender; add 3/4 cup (175 mL) of the cheese. Blend until smooth; reheat if necessary. Ladle into bowls; top with chicken, bacon, croutons (if using) and remaining cheese. Makes about 6 servings.