32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1

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

Directions

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

258 calories; 22.8 g total fat; 83 mg cholesterol; 458 mg sodium. 5.5 g carbohydrates; 9.1 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (24)

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Most helpful positive review

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!
(9)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2018
Great flavor and easy to make! The serving amount is a little misleading though. I made 8 servings according to the recipe which yielded 4 bowls of soup.
32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
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!
(9)
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.
(8)
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.
(6)
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.
(4)
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.
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2017
Just started a keto diet and looking for new recipes to try. This was such a good soup. I didn't have canned chicken but did have precooked chicken meatballs. I quartered them and added them. I used my food chopper on half the broccoli for the texture. I didn't realize this was a slow cooker recipe until the end of the instructions but it turned out delicious on the stove top and very flavorful. Definitely filling
(1)
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.
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2017
Thank you so much for such an wonderful recipe! I made it just the way the recipe said and it turned out AMAZING!
(1)
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!!
(1)