While this recipe is high in fat it works great for people on the Atkins diet. Even after eating two bowls per day I was still in ketosis. Heavy cream has no carbs which is why this works so well for folks on low-carb diets. Also fat is more filling, leading you to eat less and feel more full. Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator. It's even better the second day. However, I've found if it sits longer than that the broccoli can become too strong.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine chicken broth, cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, butter, and onion flakes in a large pot over medium heat; cook and stir until smooth, 3 to 5 minutes. Add heavy cream and chicken; bring to a gentle simmer.

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  • Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add broccoli, cover, and steam until tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a colander to drain excess moisture.

  • Pour chicken broth mixture into a slow cooker; add broccoli.

  • Cook on Low until flavors combine, about 4 hours.

Cook's Notes:

Frozen broccoli can be used but I find it too strong.

Tips

This soup can be eaten right away but it's much better if it's cooked in the slow cooker for several hours to allow the flavors to blend.

Nutrition Facts

257.8 calories; 9.1 g protein; 5.5 g carbohydrates; 83.3 mg cholesterol; 458.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (37)

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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2017
My son was on the Ketogenic diet for a while for health reasons and since I do the cooking ;) we all were. We lost a TON of weight and now we are doing a modified Atkins diet, this is an AMAZING addition to the menu. Full of taste and such a healthy full bodied meal! Thank you sooooo much for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/08/2020
Good but too milky for me. Doubled the cheese which didn’t seem to help. Doubt whether I’ll make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2017
My son was on the Ketogenic diet for a while for health reasons and since I do the cooking ;) we all were. We lost a TON of weight and now we are doing a modified Atkins diet, this is an AMAZING addition to the menu. Full of taste and such a healthy full bodied meal! Thank you sooooo much for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2017
My son was on the Ketogenic diet for a while for health reasons and since I do the cooking ;) we all were. We lost a TON of weight and now we are doing a modified Atkins diet, this is an AMAZING addition to the menu. Full of taste and such a healthy full bodied meal! Thank you sooooo much for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2017
Made this as part of a ketogenic diet, and loved it! Puréed half of the broccoli to infuse flavor and give it more bulk. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2017
Delicious!!! I started eating keto last month and am always looking for new recipes to try. I was a little hesitant about the canned chicken, but it really works well and doesn't end up tasting canned at all. Such a rich flavor to the soup. I simmered it on the stove, covered over low heat for about 20 minutes instead of using a slow cooker. The only other comment I have is that this makes very small portions...I wouldn't say 16. More like 8. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2017
This was absolutely amazing! I would DEFINITELY make it again. I did puree the broccoli (texture preference for me) and I added some cayenne pepper and I used sharp velveeta and sharp shredded cheese as well as onion powder as that was what I had on hand. It. Was. Amazing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2017
This is a delicious low-carb soup. Next time I might use my immersion blender to make it drinkable. Or use it for half the broccoli. Definitely would make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2017
One of my favorite low carb recipes. I normally add a little velveeta to make it creamier but with or without that it is very good. A satisfying meal!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2018
Soup has excellent flavor! I didn't have any chicken so just made it w/o. Also had to substitute half & half since didn't have any whipped heavy cream. I also added potatoes to use some up. Instead of onion flakes I used fresh onions that I diced up sautéed till soft and added to the recipe. I also added more grated cheddar cheese like two cups!!! I made the 16 servings amount. I myself had 3 small bowls it was that good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2018
SO delicious! My whole family loves this soup. It s one of my most requested recipes. I don t use the crock pot I just simmer it on low for an hour or 2. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2019
I made this as part of my ketogenic diet and it's awesome. The only things I did differently are 1) made this on the stove top. I broke the broccoli small and simmered it in the chicken broth about 10 minutes before adding HWC and cream cheese. 2) added about 2 cups extra cheddar so it was cheesy. I don't think this took much more than 30 minutes and the broccoli was falling apart. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/08/2020
Good but too milky for me. Doubled the cheese which didn’t seem to help. Doubt whether I’ll make it again. Read More