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Simple, nourishing winter soup

by lizzi (follow)
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Here in Cairns we don't really get a winter as such. But I still love soup. So easy to put together for a healthy lunch - make one big pot and then freeze and it's even easier! And since we've just been away on holidays I really feel the need to get back to eating real, whole, nourishing food. The kind that has a few more nutrients than a McDonald's burger.

I stumbled across this soup when I was looking to make a nice chicken and corn soup. The big problem I had with my recipe was a real lack of vegetables - So I added some and this recipe was born.

I LOVED eating this soup and reckon it's one of the best I've had in a while. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do!


Serves: 6

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: About 20-30 minutess

Ingredients:

A small amount of oil for frying
Half a large onion (or 1 small - medium)
3 celery stalks
2 carrots
1 medium sweet potato
1 clove of garlic
1 small red chilli
1 chicken breast fillet
Chicken stock
1 can of creamed corn
1 can of chickpeas
Coriander to serve



1
All the ingredients ready for prep.


Method:

1) Dice all your vegies and crush the garlic.

2) Chop the chicken into bite size pieces.



1
Vegies all chopped and ready.


3) Saute the vegies, garlic and chilli in a very small amount of oil until they start to cook. You could use a small amount of stock if you prefer not to use oil.



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Sautéing the vegies.


4) Add the chicken and stir fry until lightly browned.

5) Add the chicken stock and bring to the boil. My chicken stock was really strong so I used 500ml of stock and 500ml of water. Adjust the quantities to suit your taste and the strength of your stock.



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Chicken stock and water added.


6) Add tinned chickpeas and tin of creamed corn. Simmer for about 10 minutes.



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The creamed corn makes it seem less "watery" and a bit thicker.


7) Serve with a garnish of fresh coriander.



5
A big bowl of yum!


As with all my recipes use whatever vegies you have handy or that are growing in your garden.

Alternative garnishes could be: fresh basil or fresh spring onion.

You could also add a couple of eggs and some noodles for a more Chinese style soup.

Lovely served with gluten free toast spread with avocado.

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