Roast chicken soup

Roast chicken soup

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(86 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 35 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

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

  • 2 onions, chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • 3 medium carrots, chopped
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

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

  • 1 tbsp thyme leaves, roughly chopped

    Thyme

    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

    Chicken

    chik-en

    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

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.

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chrisnation
16th Oct, 2014
Bland? You made it ....
scalywitch
13th Aug, 2014
5.05
Can't figure that you call it bland, maybe the stock?, I used touch of taste bouillon as I had no home made left and it had a deep chicken flavour, the garlic cream added another dimension, far from bland, I probably used marginally more chicken too as had more than 300g leftover. I am not a soup lover generally (only soup de poisson and lobster bisque normally) but this I would look forward to eating again.
ILOVESOUPYOLOSW...
23rd Mar, 2014
I LOVE THIS SOUP... IT'S EPIC! #YOLO #SWAG #ILOVESOUP #EPIC
jodiew81
16th Jan, 2014
The first time I made this (in a slow cooker), I used about 700ml stock and ended up with a much thicker soup. It was delicious!
anniemanequin
28th Oct, 2013
Yummy and economical way to use leftover chicken! :)
dougal1999
2nd Jun, 2013
I left out the peas and used a broth mix instead (barley etc) and put in some potatoes to thicken it up. Cooked it slowly & then added the chicken just before serving. Whole family loved it with fresh crusty bread.
gillian_sawyer
14th May, 2013
4.05
I had jointed two chickens and boiled the two carcasses. I used the stock and the chicken from the carcasses, which the wings to make the soup. It was delicious. I also made the scones. These were a little bland - perhaps I didn't add sufficient salt - but I am using the remains of them as a smoked salmon sandwich which greatly improves the flavour. Thought sundried tomatoes might also help in the original recipe. Will keep experimenting.
gillian_sawyer
14th May, 2013
4.05
I had jointed two chickens and boiled the two carcasses. I used the stock and the chicken from the carcasses, which the wings to make the soup. It was delicious. I also made the scones. These were a little bland - perhaps I didn't add sufficient salt - but I am using the remains of them as a smoked salmon sandwich which greatly improves the flavour. Thought sundried tomatoes might also help in the original recipe. Will keep experimenting.
sandra8998
27th Mar, 2013
5.05
This soup was delicious and very filling, perfect for using up left over chicken and the stock made from it. Made the scones too, with cheddar and dried mixed herbs and they were gorgeous, will definitely make this again to use up leftovers.
hellsnells
11th Feb, 2013
2.05
kept the recipe the same well nearly just missed out garlic cream and added one clove to the carrots etc at the beginning. I really didn't enjoy this soup at all i think the thyme over powered it and i made sure i didn't add too much as i'm not a huge fan of the herb on it's own! Not for me so wont be making it again!

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