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Meal in a bowl chicken soup |

chicken-soupThe nights have been getting a little colder lately and with cold winter nights ahead of us, I thought you might enjoy a a few soup recipes. This one is a meal in a bowl and really simple to make. It’s healthy and has enough substance to fill you up. (enough for 4 people)

What you need

3 or 4 skinless boneless chicken breasts (about 400g)
1 tablespoon butter
3 spring onions sliced
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
1 litre chicken stock
1 tin chickpeas drained
1 red pepper diced
1 green pepper diced
Palm of chopped fresh herbs (buy the mixed herbs for chicken)
Salt and pepper
100g elbow pasta or pasta shells

The process

In a large pot on a medium to high heat, melt the butter and then add the garlic, spring onions and chicken pieces. Stir fry for about 4-5 minutes until the chicken is white.

Add the herbs, chickpeas and stock and bring to the boil.

Season with salt and pepper , reduce the heat to a slow simmer, place the lid on the pot slightly askew to allow some of the steam to escape and simmer for 1 hour.

Add the chopped peppers and the pasta shells, give it a stir to ensure that the pasta is covered by the stock, place the lid back on simmer for a further 20 minutes or so or until the pasta is cooked.

before serving, bring the heat up again to heat thoroughly.

Serve immediately with a few croutons tossed over to soup and some nice warm ciabatta.


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One Response to “Meal in a bowl chicken soup”

  1. Sue | Cater says:

    This sounds heavenly, and you are so right about the cooler evenings, in fact last night was just cold and this meal is going to be just perfect for our winter nights

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