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    Light Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Soup (Lower Fat)

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    35 mins

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    30 mins

    Marg (CaymanDesigns)'s Note:

    When I ran across Chef #55221's recipe for Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Soup, I thought it sounded like something my family would love. Being on a "lower fat" diet, there was no way I could make it as written though. I was really pleased with how well the recipe modified to meet my dietary needs. It was still rich and delicious, and everyone loved it. Here is my lightened up version.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a heavy stockpot over medium heat, sauté onion and garlic in olive oil for 2-3 minutes. Add light butter and 1/4 cup flour and cook, stirring, for another 2-3 minutes until bubbly. Add remaining 1/2 cup of flour to a small amount of chicken broth and stir to remove lumps. Gradually whisk in flour and broth combo, plus remaining chicken broth and half & half; cook, stirring frequently, until thickened.
    2. 2
      Meanwhile, steam broccoli (I use the steamer bag in the microwave) or cook broccoli in a separate pan with 2 cups of water just until form and not soft. Remove from heat and do not drain cooking water from broccoli.
    3. 3
      Add Parmesan cheese topping to soup-base in stockpot; cook over low heat, stirring, just until cheese is melted; add steamed broccoli and 2 cups of water (or cooked broccoli along with its cooking water), chicken, seasonings, and bow tie pasta to the stockpot; heat through.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 11, 2011

      55

      What a fabulous recipe!! I've never had a soup like this before, so this was a wonderful treat. I couldn't make myself use the green-canned parmesan, so fresh full fat parm was put to good use. I also couldn't find light butter...regular went in. Nonetheless, each bite was full flavored and delicious. Thanks so much for lightening this version up for us, Marg. Mmmmm...

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    • on February 17, 2010

      55

      I made this soup with leftover roasted chicken and frozen broccoli florets. So good! I served it over some mini ziti pasta and my boyfriend just loved it. You'd never know it was low-fat.

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    • on January 17, 2013

      55

      Wonderfully rich and delicious!!! I' m always looking for soup recipes my whole family will love and everyone gave this recipe 5 stars! I used real butter and the regular parmesan because that's what I had on hand (I did use the fat free half and half). This recipe made a ton of soup but everyone is looking forward to eating the leftovers. Thanks so much for posting!

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    Nutritional Facts for Light Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Soup (Lower Fat)

    Serving Size: 1 (332 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 289.6
     
    Calories from Fat 84
    29%
    Total Fat 9.3 g
    14%
    Saturated Fat 4.2 g
    21%
    Cholesterol 31.7 mg
    10%
    Sodium 895.9 mg
    37%
    Total Carbohydrate 39.8 g
    13%
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    4%
    Sugars 7.1 g
    28%
    Protein 12.1 g
    24%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    reduced-fat parmesan cheese

    boneless chicken breasts

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