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Chicken Soup ©

March 8, 2019






Just the thing when you are down with a miserable cold or it’s a cold blustery evening and you need warming up!













1 chicken

8 small potatoes

4 large carrots

4 medium onions

2 large thumb sized pieces of fresh ginger

large bunch fresh coriander

3 sticks lemon grass

1 whole Chilli

3 cardamon pods

6 coriander berries

6 black peppercorns

3 tsp salt

2 tbs olive oil

juice of 1-2 lemons

Enough water to come up 3/4 of the side of the chicken




1. Wash chicken, remove anything in cavity and cut away any skin that still has feathers. Remove any fat from inside.

2. Place chicken in large saucepan.

3. Peel all your vegetables and add to the pot.

4. Add spices, salt and drizzle with olive oil.

5. Slice lemon grass longways, for more flavour.

6. At this point add water to come up 3/4 of the way up the chicken. Don’t be tempted to add more water, as it takes away from the final flavour.

7. Bring to the boil and lower to medium heat and simmer for one hour.

8. Allow chicken to cool in liquid and remove. ( You can add some of the chicken meat, though I usually keep the chicken for another recipe. ” Chicken and Lime Mayonnaise.”

9. Re-heat the soup and add the  freshly squeezed lemon juice.








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