Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Chicken, Vegetable and Lentil Soup

Am I imagining it, or was there a touch of Autumn in the air today? A good night for a healthy, cleansing soup, which has the added bonus of using a lot of the veg we have from the organic veg box. All I did was simmer a chicken breast in some veg stock (Marigold is fine) for 15 minutes. Remove and set aside. Now add sliced leeks, diced carrots, celery, courgette, broccoli and some leaves, such as spinach, chard, or whatever you have. Simmer for 20 minutes until just cooked - don't over boil, as you want a fresh, brothy soup at this time of year. I also stirred in a tin of green lentils to add some body. At the end, add loads of fresh parsley and the chicken breast, diced or sliced. Eat greedily with lots of good bread and butter, if liked (what am I saying - if liked?!)


  1. Ooh, I forgot runner beans too - finely sliced. Lots of veggies!

  2. It sounds absolutely delicious - thanks.

  3. Methinks Autumn is a-comin in! This looks tasty and wholesome!