Thai Sweet potato and chicken soup (Serves 4) Cals 340pp – BBC Good food

This is full of yummy Thai flavours in comforting soup form! You really can’t go wrong, especially with sweet potato counting as one of your five a day unlike your common potato. Plus it’s a great change to the regular tomato, carrot or leek soups!

1tsp olive oil
600g peeled sweet potatoes, cut into chunks
2 fat garlic cloves, chopped
Thumb tip size piece of ginger (about 10g)
1 stalk lemongrass, bashed
1 red chilli chopped
Coriander stems chopped, reserve leaves to serve
2 tbsp red Thai curry paste
160ml light coconut milk
2 chicken stock cubes, mixed with 750ml boiling water
400g chicken breast, cut into thin strips
.5tsp fish sauce
1tsp sugar
2 limes, juice only

1. Heat oil in a deep pan. Add the garlic, ginger, lemongrass, coriander stems, chilli and curry paste. Cook for a couple of minutes to release the aromas. Now add the potatoes and stir until coated.

2. Add the stock and bring to the boil and leave to simmer for 20 minutes until the potatoes have softened. Reduce the heat and add the coconut milk bringing back to a simmer.

3. Remove the lemongrass and blend the soup to a smooth consistency. If freezing I would do so at this point, or you can halve to freeze some for later. When ready to eat, defrost and continue.

4. Add to the heat, adding the chicken strips. Bring to a simmer until the chicken is cooked through. Timing depends on the size of the chicken slices.

5. When cooked remove from the heat and add the fish sauce, the sugar and the juice of 1 lime. Mix well before dividing into bowls

Serve topped with lots of fresh coriander leaves

Nutrition per portion*
Calories 340
Protein 31g
Carbohydrate 34g
Fat 10g
Fibre 5g

Fab soup served with a warm naan bread (I like the weight watchers garlic and coriander mini naans) Substantial enough for dinner but a lovely lunch too, you can also very easily make this veggie by omitting the chicken. Nom! X

*Please remember that nutritional information stated in these recipes depend on weights and actual products used so yours may vary.



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