There’s nothing our bodies crave more than a simple yet wholesome soup after a long day during the cooler winter months. Our hearty country chicken soup brings together free-range chicken breasts with fresh celery, brown onions, bay leaves and potatoes. What’s not to love!?
30 Minutes. Free Range.
2 x 180g free range chicken breast
3 small natural chicken stock cubes
1 stick celery
1 bay leaf
400g dirty potatoes
Prepare chicken & veg
Heat oven to 180ºC on bake. Combine chicken in a bowl with olive oil, salt and pepper. Cover and set aside until ready to cook. Fill your kettle and bring to the boil. Peel potato and cut into 2cm cubes. Peel, quarter and cut the carrot into 1cm pieces. Dice the celery and onion into 1cm pieces. Dissolve stock cubes in 1 litre boiled water.
Cook soup and chicken
Bring a large pot with a lid to a medium to high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Add the carrots, celery and onion. Cook for 2 - 3 minutes. Add potatoes and cook for a further 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper. Add bay leaf and stock. Bring back to boil then reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. While the soup base is cooking, heat a non-stick fry or grill pan to a medium high heat. Cook chicken for 8 – 10 minutes, turning every 2 minutes. Remove from the pan, cover tightly with foil and rest for 2 minutes. Once rested, use two forks to shred each breast. Stir in chicken and juices; cover pot and continue to simmer for 7 minutes. Taste and then season with salt and pepper if needed. Remove from heat.
Bake bread and serve
Place bread in the oven for 3-4 minutes or until hot with a nice crust. Ladle soup into bowls and serve with hot bread and butter.
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