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Salmon, Sweet Potato, and Broccoli Chowder

Photo: David Prince
Prep time 30 mins
Yield 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, chopped (2 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 pound skinless salmon fillet, 2 skinless, boneless chicken-breast halves, or 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound) -- meat or fish cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 small broccoli stalk, cut into pieces (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calcium 197 mg
  • calories 456
  • caloriesfromfat 0 %
  • carbohydrate 26 g
  • cholesterol 102 mg
  • fat 25 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • iron 2 mg
  • protein 31 mg
  • satfat 10 g
  • sodium 571 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a large, heavy saucepan, over medium heat, cook the onion in the butter until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the flour and stir until smooth. Whisk in the broth and milk, then add the sweet potato, bay leaf, and thyme. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 8 minutes. Add the fish or meat and broccoli; simmer 5 minutes for the salmon, 7 minutes for the chicken, or 10 minutes for the pork. Season with the salt and pepper. Ladle into 4 bowls.