Thai chicken and sweet potato soup

Thai chicken and sweet potato soup

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(104 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 30 mins

Easy

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

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving (4)

  • kcal360
  • fat18.1g
  • saturates12.4g
  • carbs30g
  • sugars10.8g
  • fibre3.2g
  • protein19.2g
  • salt2.1g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive or rapeseed oil
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

    If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

  • 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
    Thai curry paste

    Thai curry paste

    Many Thai and Thai-inspired dishes start with a highly flavoured paste. These are made from a…

  • 750ml chicken stock (made with 2 stock cubes)
  • 1 small can (160ml) coconut cream
  • 500g sweet potato, peeled and roughly chopped
    Sweet potatoes

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • 2 skinless chicken breasts, sliced
  • 1 lime, juice only
    Lime

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1 tsp sugar
    Sugar

    Sugar

    shuh-ga

    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • ½ tsp fish sauce
    Fish sauce

    Fish sauce

    A seasoning often used in Vietnamese and Thai cooking. In Vietnam it is usually made from shrimp…

  • crusty bread, to serve (optional)

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.

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kidmiffy
15th Feb, 2013
4.05
Great..i dont eat chicken, so added some spicy sausage instead and it went down really well with the girls.
christinap2
31st Jan, 2013
5.05
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!
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angeldust100
23rd Jan, 2013
5.05
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
22nd Jan, 2013
5.05
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
14th Jan, 2013
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
6th Jan, 2013
5.05
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
31st Oct, 2012
5.05
Wonderfull soup!
kitiaraa
5th Sep, 2012
5.05
A really nice flavour. I added red beans and green peas for more substance, didn't hurt at all!
cakeanyone
15th Mar, 2012
4.05
Lovely. Halved the amount of lime and increased the fish sauce - a good glug!
darrenharris7
5th Mar, 2012
5.05
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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