Tested till perfect Meal-in-a-Bowl Broccoli and Canadian Blue Cheese Soup with Chicken

Meal-in-a-Bowl Broccoli and Canadian Blue Cheese Soup with Chicken

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By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

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  • Portion size 6

Ingredients

    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)
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Preparation

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.
 

Nutritional Information Per serving (with croutons):

cal 304 pro 28g total fat 13g sat. fat 6g
carb 20g fibre 3g chol 70mg sodium 950mg
potassium 761mg

% RDI:

calcium 16 iron 9 vit A 17 vit C 88
folate 47
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