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Cauliflower Chicken Chowder


September 16, 2015

Creamy and healthy vegetable soup with chicken breast as an additional source of protein. You may substitute chicken breast with turkey breast if desired.

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yields: 6 Servings


1 tbsp of olive oil

1 cup of cooked chicken breasts, cubed

3 cloves of garlic, chopped

1 small onion, chopped

3 medium carrots, chopped

3 cups of cauliflower, chopped

3 ½ cups of reduced sodium chicken broth (or homemade chicken broth)

1 cup of fat-free milk

¼ tsp of ground nutmeg

½ tsp of dried basil

1 bay leaf

Salt and pepper to taste


1In a large saucepan, sauté garlic and onion with olive oil until soft.

2Add the remaining ingredients.

3Bring to boil and let it simmer over low heat for additional 15 minutes.

4Season the soup with salt and pepper.

5Remove from heat. Blend the soup/chowder until smooth.

6Add cooked chicken cubes. Bring it back to boil until the chowder is thickened. Stir occasionally. Remove from heat.

*Consult with your dietitian to make sure this recipe fits in your diet plan and stage.