The soup of creamy garlic chicken and broccoli has always been a reader favorite. It takes less than 30 minutes, is warm, comforting, and so delicious.

Stove top Creamy Garlic Chicken Broccoli Soup Recipe in cooking pot with ladle

Stove top Creamy Garlic Chicken Broccoli Soup Recipe in bowl

Easy Creamy Garlic Chicken Broccoli Soup Recipe 

First of all, it’s super easy to make and within 30 minutes you have a pot of creamy satisfying soup for the whole family. Second of all, it uses ingredients that are simple to have that’s in your pantry. While you’re staying at home during this quarantine period, you want simple and quick recipes that nourish and satisfy. This is a fantastic soup recipe that’s budget friendly. Finally, kids love this soup and it’s a great way for them to eat their veggies! 

Video: Recipe for Easy Creamy Garlic Chicken Soup Recipe with Broccoli 

How to Make Chicken and Broccoli Soup Recipe 

Cooking steps are super simple and you can create a pot of wonderful soup in minutes. 

  1. Saute lots of garlic and chicken in a pot. This will create a wonderful flavor when the chicken cooks with the garlic. 
  2. Add the can of condensed cream of chicken soup base. Add water and stir. 
  3. Next, add broccoli and additional seasonings. 
  4. More recipe details are in the recipe box below. 

Can you freeze this soup recipe?

Yes you can. But as the soup thaws, the cheese base in the soup might be curdled. The structure of the cheese changes after it’s been frozen and thawed. What you can do is lightly whisk the broth back to be a little smoother.

Stove top Creamy Garlic Chicken Broccoli Soup Recipe step by step

Here’s our Instant Pot Version of this soup : 

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Stovetop Creamy Garlic Chicken and Broccoli Soup

We used chicken breast for the recipe, but it can easily be made with chicken thighs or legs. Thickness of chicken breast will vary so you will have to increase cooking times if your chicken breast is thick. If you are using chicken tenders, cooking time will be less.
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  • 1/2 pound (227 g) boneless chicken breasts , cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml)  butter
  • 4 cloves (4 cloves) garlic , minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt , or to taste
  • fresh cracked black pepper , to taste
  • 10.5 ounces (298 g) Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup (1 can)
  • 2 cup (360 ml) water
  • 2 cups (275 g) chopped broccoli (approximately) or more if desired

Optional Toppings

  • shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
  • sour cream (optional)


  • Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the butter and when melted, stir in the garlic. Cook for about 1 minute or until garlic is lightly browned.
  • Add the chicken pieces then stir in the paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken lightly browned all over.
  • Add the condensed cream of chicken soup and water. Bring to a simmer and stir to remove all lumps of the condensed cream of chicken soup.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes on low heat, then stir in the broccoli. Continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes or until the broccoli is tender.
  • Garnish with optional cheese and/or sour cream.


Recipe was tested in a 6-quart Instant Pot


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 157kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 38mg, Sodium: 614mg, Potassium: 211mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 509IU, Vitamin C: 28mg, Calcium: 31mg, Iron: 1mg

Check out our Skillet version with chicken breast! It’s definitely a reader favorite. 

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