Broccoli Cheddar Soup (with Chicken) Recipe

1 tablespoon butter, melted

1/2 medium onion, chopped

1/4 cup flour

3 cups half-and-half

3 cups chicken stock

1/2 pound fresh broccoli, cut into small pieces

1 cup carrots, julienned

salt and pepper to taste

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

8 ounces grated sharp cheddar

1 large chicken breast, oven baked, and shredded

1 tablespoon of Old Bay seasoning

Directions:

Saute onion in butter.

Add flour and stir using a whisk over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Stir constantly and slowly add the half-and-half (this is called making a roux).

Add the chicken stock whisking all the time. Simmer for 20 minutes.

Add the broccoli, carrots and onions. Cook over low heat until the veggies are tender for 20-25 minutes.

Add the grated cheese; stir until well blended.

Stir in the salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Add chicken to bowls or to soup and serve.

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