Broccoli-Chicken Chowder

A hearty dinner ready in 30 minutes! Enjoy this cheesy chicken chowder made with Green Giant® Select® frozen broccoli florets.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

2
cups Green Giant™ Select® frozen broccoli florets
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1/2
cup sliced celery
1/2
cup chopped carrot
1
medium onion, chopped
1
teaspoon chopped fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4
cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2
cups milk
1
can (10 1/2 oz) condensed chicken broth
2
cups diced cooked chicken
1
cup shredded American or Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
  • 1 Cook broccoli as directed on package. Drain.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 4-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add celery, carrot, onion and thyme; cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • 3 Stir in flour until well blended. Add milk and broth; cook until mixture boils and thickens, stirring constantly.
  • 4 Stir in chicken and cooked broccoli; simmer about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until hot. Add cheese; stir until melted.

Expert Tips

Fresh broccoli can be used in place of frozen broccoli. Use 2 cups fresh broccoli florets, and cook them for 5 minutes in boiling water.

Serve sourdough bread or rolls and sliced tomatoes and cucumbers with this creamy chowder.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
400
(
Calories from Fat
200),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
22%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
),
Cholesterol
95mg
95%;
Sodium
840mg
840%;
Total Carbohydrate
17g
17%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
33g
33%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
110%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 4 Lean Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.