Chicken, Ginger and Broccoli Soup

by katerina on December 3, 2012

As a chicken soup full of vitamin-C rich broccoli, and ginger root this recipe can easily be placed in the category of wholesome foods that will heal a cold or maintain health.

Broccoli, Chicken and Ginger Soup Recipe

The broccoli stems help thicken the soup, and chicken thighs help create a light and quick stock. This is also a nice recipe to make on a winter morning for a warm lunch on a drizzly or windy Saturday.

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Chicken, Ginger and Broccoli Soup

(serves 2)

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 chicken thighs
1/4 onion, diced
1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger
1 large head of broccoli
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon flour
4 cups water

Remove the skin from the chicken thighs and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat a medium saucepan to medium heat and add the olive oil. Once hot add the chicken thighs. Fry on both sides until browned. Remove to a plate and reduce the heat to medium-low. Add the onion and sweat it. Separate the stem of the broccoli from the florets. Set florets aside. Dice the stem of the broccoli. Once the onion is soft add the ginger and broccoli along with a pinch of salt and pepper. Sweat for 5 minutes, then add the flour. Stir over the heat for another 5 minutes, then slowly stir in the water and the chicken thighs. Bring to a very gentle simmer and simmer for at least 45 minutes.

Remove the chicken thighs to a plate. Allow the soup to cool enough to pass through a blender and then return to the pot. This is a great time to taste the broth and adjust the seasoning. Shred the chicken from the bone and add as well. Chop the florets into bite sized pieces and add to the pot. Gently simmer until broccoli is cooked. Taste and season again if necessary, serve hot.


Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cooking Time: 55 minutes | Total Time:60 minutes
Calories(approximate per serving): 215



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mayen alcebar December 4, 2012 at 1:33 am

This is a great chicken recipe that I am going to try for sure. It is healthy, simple and for sure it’s deliciously soothing because of the ginger and chicken broth(great combo).

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katerina December 5, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Very soothing and wholesome indeed. Let me know if you try it!

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nancy merrriman December 10, 2012 at 8:03 pm

This is great as it has no cream. I am working on finding recipes to keep my husband interested in dieting and losing weight. Thanks for a healthy recipe.

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nancy merrriman December 14, 2012 at 6:31 pm

I made this yesterday, it was really good

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