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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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!

rsbtdrake's picture

Good soup, I put stuffing from chicken into the soup and used the carcase to make soup stock, left out garlic cream, did not need it.
I also fried a little bacon with the vegies.

tinydancer's picture
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I wasn't that keen on the texture of the soup, it reminded me of babyfood! I might have reduced the stock down too much perhaps.

However the feta scone was great, really easy to make and an impressive alternative to bread!

jessc1's picture
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A real family favourite and delicious soup

emmalooroo's picture
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A good recipe for left over roast chicken, was easy to make and tasty!

alir82's picture
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great recipe. very easy to make and tastes delicious. I'll be making this again and maybe i'll make the garlic cream next time to see if it adds something extra to the taste.

skybabe1's picture
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So So Easy and tastes so Fabulous. All the family really enjoyed this and wanted to know when it would be served again. Like most people I did not do the garlic cream - no harm done! I added a small amount of left over mashed potato/veg from the sunday roast at the same time as the chicken. Will be a regular on my menu. Wonderful for using up roast chicken left overs.

beccyw1987's picture

easy to make and tasty

sunnysweetpea's picture
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This soup was yummy. Didn't bother with the garlic yoghurt or the scones. I added more stock than suggested as I needed to make a more than the recipe suggests. Meant it was a bit runny but was very yummy anyway :P Perhaps I will add a potato like some people have suggested.

lesleyb83's picture

made this last night but without the thyme, garlic and cream and was delicious.....

donfol's picture
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GORGEOUS ! didnt add the garlic/yoghurt...this soup does not need it ! added potato chunks tho ...everyone wanted seconds !

rebecca1july's picture
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Very quick and easy.
added garlic with the onion.
Hoping it will keep swine flu away.

Pynner's picture
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Sorry forgot to rate recipe

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