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Mama's Chicken Soup

Published Thursday, 11 October, 2012 by Katie

The most delicious and comforting chicken soup you will ever make!



  • 2 chicken breasts/thighs
  • (if using thighs, remove the skin and then de-bone after cooking)
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 medium carrots
  • 2 sticks celery
  • 1 large potato/sweet potato/butternut squash
  • 1l hot chicken stock
  • 1tsp mixed herbs (optional)
  • 1tbsp oil


In a large pan, heat the oil.

put the chicken in the pan and cook for about 5 minutes to brown the surface of the chicken. Remove from pan and set aside.

add the onions, garlic and carrot and celery to the pan and fry for about 4-5 minutes, just until the ingredients are soft.

add the stock, chicken, potatoes and mixed herbs. Bring to the boil and then turn down the heat to simmer for 45 minutes with the lid on.

this will produce a thin soup, it's delicious this way but i like to thicken it using a roux sauce.

roux is so simple to make, you can just google how to make it and use a couple of heaped tablespoons to thicken your soup. If you find you've added too much, just water the soup down.

keeps for 3 days in the fridge or a month in the freezer.


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