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Recipe Of The Week - Chicken, Coconut & Vegetable Soup


With these August days becoming increasingly colder, this recipe is ideal for lunch or a light main meal. Perfect to decant into a flask and take to work. A soup with plenty of flavour for the entire family to enjoy - make an extra large batch and freeze some for a later date when you’re running low on time!



For the stock:

  • 1 whole, organic chicken
  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 sticks celery
  • 1 parsnip
  • handful parsley

For the soup:

  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tbs fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp chilli
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • meat from whole, organic chicken
  • 2 pints chicken stock
  • 2 tsp lemongrass
  • ¼ pint coconut milk
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 stick celery, julienned
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 1 leek, julienned
  • handful mangetouts, sliced
  • handful broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 1 cup kale, cut into small pieces
  • 2 tbs coriander or parsley, chopped (optional)
  • salt

Serves 4-6

Recipe developed by Sharyn Singer



1. Place all of the stock ingredients in a large pan, cover with water and bring to the boil

2. Simmer for about 1 hour until the chicken is cooked through

3. Remove chicken, strain the broth and set it aside

4. When the chicken is cooled, remove the meat and shred into pieces

5. Cook the shallots, onion, garlic and ginger in the oil with the chilli for 5 minutes

6. Add the stock, lemongrass, turmeric, kale, celery, carrot, leek and broccoli to the pan

7. Simmer until the vegetables are tender (but not over-cooked), then add the shredded chicken, coconut milk and mangetouts

8. Heat through until cooked, add salt to taste and serve with chopped coriander/parsley (if desired)


We have a range of other soups for you to check out, all equally packed with flavour. Check them out here.

Soups are what you make them – if you’re not a fan of some of these ingredients, find some that you do! Check out our food checklist by clicking here and see which ingredients are great for you but equally, that you’ll love!

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