Roast chicken soup

Roast chicken soup

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 35 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Use up leftover chicken in this rustic soup with garlic cream and cheesy scones on the side

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Can be frozen without garlic cream
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving (without scones)

kcalories
339
protein
39g
carbs
18g
fat
13g
saturates
3g
fibre
6g
sugar
11g
salt
2g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 3 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 tbsp thyme leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1.4l chicken stock
  • 300g leftover roast chicken, shredded and skin removed
  • 200g frozen peas
  • 3 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • squeeze lemon juice

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Method

  1. Heat oil in a large heavy-based pan. Add onions, carrots and thyme, then gently fry for 15 mins. Stir in stock, bring to a boil, cover, then simmer for 10 mins.
  2. Add the chicken, remove half the mixture, then purée with a stick blender. Tip back into the pan with the rest of the soup, peas and seasoning, then simmer for 5 mins until hot through.
  3. Mix the yogurt, garlic and lemon juice, swirl into the soup in bowls, then serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2009

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warmington's picture
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I have been making this for years without a recipe leaving out the yoghurt though, Will try it with next time, my family have always enjoyed it.

twiggles's picture
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I made my own chicken stock (inclusive: onion; bay leaf & thyme) and added left over roasted vegetables. Next time, I plan to add a dash of encona sauce.

twiggles's picture
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I made my own chicken stock (inclusive: onion; bay leaf & thyme) and added left over roasted vegetables. Next time, I plan to add a dash of encona sauce.

twiggles's picture
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I made my own chicken stock (inclusive: onion; bay leaf & thyme) and added left over roasted vegetables. Next time, I plan to add a dash of encona sauce.

twiggles's picture
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I made my own chicken stock (inclusive: onion; bay leaf & thyme) and added left over roasted vegetables. Next time, I plan to add a dash of encona sauce.

kayteemac's picture
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Quick and easy soup empty bowls all round! I didn't make the garlic cream! Soup was lovely although after adding all the chicken I felt it was a little thick and added a touch more stock!

kayteemac's picture
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Quick and easy soup empty bowls all round! I didn't make the garlic cream! Soup was lovely although after adding all the chicken I felt it was a little thick and added a touch more stock!

ronahunter31's picture

add diced turnip instead of peas, makes a heart warming soup, but careful with the thyme as quite a powerful taste if you don,t like it. left out the garlic and cream as chicken was already roasted in garlic

janorus1's picture
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made the soup twice now to thicken it up i used frozen mushy peas came out great wife n kids loved it

botleypark402's picture
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Great way to use up the left overs from a roast dinner. Added a couple of roast potatoes and a spare roast parsnip. Very tasty

janorus1's picture
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left out the cream added a bit of potato n a bit of curry powder all the lads at work loved it

cassymburns's picture
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Love this soup. I love the fact that I use up all the left overs after a sunday roast. I boil the carcass of the chicken to make the stock and use any left over vegtables too! It's good heart warming food!

janorus1's picture
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made this soup when the whole family had cold not a bit left everyone enjoyed it

mi4ence's picture
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Tried it last night, with all the recos as per the recipe, mind you, garlic cream definitely makes a difference!

dancingbunny's picture
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I didn't do the yogurt thing either, just a squeeze of lemon juice at the end and it was really yummy and lovely.

jimzilla's picture
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I found it a bit strange to blend the chicken so I blended it before I put the chicken in, I had no left over chicken so I bought precooked drum sticks from the super market, very nice with the yoghurt mix.

lynnecav's picture
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Forgot to add in the peas and didn't bother with the garlic cream. Still nice though.

coriandergirl's picture

A fab recipe to use up left over chicken. I also added a small potato to thicken - had no fresh thyme so just used a small pinch of dried.

Would definitely recommend yum yum !!

mrsalpinesun's picture

Just about to make this but adding some celery and left over butternut squah, and broccoli instead of peas... will see how we go...

neeglee's picture
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Made it exactly to the recipe and loved it,so delicious! It definately needs the thyme as it adds a great flavour to the soup. I always make this after a roast chicken dinner to use up the leftovers. Yum!

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