Thai Chicken & Sweet Potato Soup

(recipe from BBC Good Food)             thai chicken & sweet potato soup

Serves 2 as a main or 4 as a starter

Prep: 5 mins

Cook: 30 mins

Ingredients:

1 tsp olive or rapeseed oil

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

750ml chicken stock (made with 2 stock cubes)

1 small can (160ml) coconut cream

500g sweet potatoes , peeled and roughly chopped

2 skinless chicken breasts , sliced

1 lime , juice only

½ tsp fish sauce

 

Method:

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.

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.

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.

PER SERVING (4)

360 kcalories, protein 19.2g, carbohydrate 30g, fat 18.1 g, saturated fat 12.4g, fibre 3.2g, sugar 10.8g, salt 2.1 g