Chicken Soup

As winter approaches our thoughts turn to hearty, healthy soups like this tasty, wholesome chicken soup made with a favourite Kitchen Warehouse recipe which can be enjoyed as a chunky chicken soup, chicken broth or pureed using a stick blender for a smooth result with ultimate convenience. Shop online for a reliable thermos flask to keep your soup hot for 12 hours, making lunch a meal to look forward to.

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 4 c cooked or raw chicken pieces
  • 3 rashers bacon, chopped
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 swede
  • 2 sticks celery
  • 2 Tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp dried thyme or 6 sprigs fresh thyme, stripped
  • 5 whole peppercorns
  • 600ml chicken stock
  • Salt
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

Directions

  1. Peel and dice potatoes, carrot, swede and finely chop garlic, onion and celery.
  2. Heat oil in saucepan and add bacon, onion, garlic and crushed peppercorns and fry for 3 minutes until onion is clear.
  3. Add chicken pieces and saute for 3 minutes, turning occasionally with slotted spoon.
  4. Add chopped vegetables, and salt saute for a further 3 minutes, stirring to combine.
  5. Add stock and bring to boil. Add herb bouquet and simmer for 30 minutes, until vegetables are soft.
  6. For chunky chicken soup, remove herb bouquet and serve as is!
  7. For pureed soup remove herb bouquet, drain soup through colander into bowl, retaining liquid. Return solids to pot and puree with stick blender or potato masher.
  8. Gradually add liquid, stirring to combine until desired consistency has been reached. For more liquid add more stock or water.
  9. For chicken broth, drain soup and return liquid to pot. Reheat gently, without bringing to boil and serve.

Freeze any left-over liquid to use as stock. Enjoy with some homemade bread made in a bread maker from Kitchen Warehouse or try one of our traditional bread recipes.

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