Roast chicken soup

Roast chicken soup

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(90 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 35 mins


Serves 4

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

Nutrition and extra info

  • Can be frozen without garlic cream

Nutrition: per serving (without scones)

  • kcal339
  • fat13g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs18g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre6g
  • protein39g
  • salt2g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 onions, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 3 medium carrots, chopped



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 1 tbsp thyme leaves, roughly chopped


    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 1.4l chicken stock
  • 300g leftover roast chicken, shredded and skin removed



    Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…

  • 200g frozen pea
  • 3 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • squeeze lemon juice


  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.

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6th Dec, 2014
Is this soup suitable to freeze?
10th Feb, 2015
Yes I have frozen it before and was fine reheating.
6th Oct, 2014
Im making this for the second time today. I use 1 onion and 1 leek instead of 2 onions. I also added a springle of tarragon and sage. I left out the yoghurt and peas
13th Sep, 2014
This recipe was just ok, lacked flavour and had better.
16th Oct, 2014
if it lacked flavour, that's your fault. Taste, season, taste again ...
23rd Aug, 2014
I altered the recipe to work with what I had available. Used 1litre of home made stock, a small bunch of chopped celery as well and left out thyme as I didn't have any but used peppercorns and bay leaves instead. I also added some cubes of potato after blending to make more filling and it was delicious and thick. Perfect for a cold evening. I think adding more stock or water like the original recipe would make a more watery soup but it will be just as delicious.
13th Aug, 2014
Gorgeous recipe, so tasty. I served mine with toasted cheese sandwiches and its a definite keeper, another use for leftovers that then don't taste like leftovers which in my book is great.
2nd Apr, 2014
Where can I find scone recipe?
2nd Jun, 2014
There is a recipe for Feta & Spinach Scones in the tip box.
1st Apr, 2014
Living on an island where food is shipped in once a week-with limited choice-all meats are frozen.. and the cost of food being extortionate, I HATE to waste food and therefore look for inspiration, hence making this soup. I cooked it in a slow cooker (given electricity is ludicrously priced), and twice the ingredients.... I added frozen lima beans, noodles and parsley.. OH MY! And will add scotch bonnet and cilantro for a change later in the week. A WONDERFUL recipe, THANK YOU!...sorry must have a second portion...


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