Thai chicken and sweet potato soup

Thai chicken and sweet potato soup

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2 as a main or 4 as a starter

A smooth and and spicy chicken soup with a vibrant colour that's packed full of Asian aromatics

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving (4)

kcalories
360
protein
19.2g
carbs
30g
fat
18.1g
saturates
12.4g
fibre
3.2g
sugar
10.8g
salt
2.1g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive or rapeseed oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • 2cm chunk root ginger, chopped
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, bashed
  • 1 x 25g pack coriander, leaves and stalks chopped separately
  • 2 tbsp red Thai curry paste
  • 750ml chicken stock (made with 2 stock cubes)
  • 1 small can (160ml) coconut cream
  • 500g sweet potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 skinless chicken breasts, sliced
  • 1 lime, juice only
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp fish sauce
  • crusty bread, to serve (optional)

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the garlic, chilli, ginger, lemongrass, coriander stalks and curry paste and cook for 2 - 3 minutes until the aromas are released.
  2. Add the chicken stock, coconut cream and sweet potatoes and cook for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are soft. Remove the lemongrass and discard. Carefully transfer to a blender and blitz until smooth. If freezing, for best results freeze at this point, otherwise as an easier option freeze complete recipe.
  3. Return to the saucepan, add the chicken and cook gently for 5 - 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Stir through the lime juice, sugar and fish sauce, scatter with the coriander leaves and serve.

Recipe from bbcgoodfood.com, February 2012

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jennat1985's picture

was lovely, left out the lemon grass as didnt have any, also didnt have sweet potato i used butternut squash instead,but i will be making again.

Emma Davidson's picture

The most gorgeous soup - a big family favourite!! I have made this easy soup time and time again :-)

gnixon's picture
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Absolutely delicious and so quick and easy to make!

nisselaa's picture
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Authentic thai flavours. Even our 2 year old enjoyed this so it was not too spicy. Goes also well with rise.

lizleicester's picture
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Basically followed the recipe but used cooked chicken. Also added a tin of coconut milk instead of coconut cream. Didn't have lime juice so also left out the sugar. Really delicious soup.

lizleicester's picture
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Basically followed the recipe but used cooked chicken. Also added a tin of coconut milk instead of coconut cream. Didn't have lime juice so also left out the sugar. Really delicious soup.

kidmiffy's picture
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Great..i dont eat chicken, so added some spicy sausage instead and it went down really well with the girls.

christinap2's picture
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one of the best soups i ever made! so yummy and the flavour was amazing...could have almost also passed as a proper curry as it was so nice!

angeldust100's picture
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My favourite by far. Very filling very tasty. I boiled and shredded chicken then added it at the and as I dont care much for chunks.

alib's picture
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This soup tastes great. I used less chilli than recommended, chicken thighs instead of breasts, coconut milk powder instead of cream, and Worcester Sauce instead of fish sauce.

jocyjo's picture

Wow what a great soup. Changed nothing but i might add a bit more fish sauce and less chili. 10 out of 10 from our family.

callumb's picture
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Just made this. It's so so easy to make and tastes absolutely delicious. I will be making a bigger batch next time so I can freeze for easy future meals.

martine80's picture
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Wonderfull soup!

kitiaraa's picture
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A really nice flavour. I added red beans and green peas for more substance, didn't hurt at all!

cakeanyone's picture
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Lovely. Halved the amount of lime and increased the fish sauce - a good glug!

darrenharris7's picture
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What a great mid week dinner (even though it's Monday)... Quick and easy to make plus delicious... It's a must make

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