Chicken soup with carrot, lemon and thyme

Chicken soup with carrot, lemon and thyme

By
From
OMG! I Can Eat That?
Serves
4
Photographer
Mark Roper

This recipe is inspired by one from a cookbook called Simple Food I bought years ago at Dean and Deluca when I was living in New York, attempting to further my acting career by going to acting school.

Dean and Deluca was one of the earliest, grooviest (it was right smack in Soho) food concept stores, with aisles of fantastic metal tins filled with herbs and spices with hand-written labels. It was the store for the serious home chef. The truth is, I ended up spending more hours in Dean and Deluca than in acting classes.

Anyway, the original recipe used potato as well, but I’ve dropped it… trust me, you really don’t miss it.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 teaspoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 red onion, finely chopped
3 carrots, halved lengthwise and sliced
2 stalks celery, halved lengthwise and sliced
1.5 litres good-quality salt-reduced chicken stock
1 bay leaf
1/2 lemon, zested
1 teaspoon dried thyme
300g cooked chicken, shredded
thyme leaves, to garnish

Method

  1. Heat the butter and olive oil in a large heavy-based saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots and celery and stir constantly, making sure not to burn the onion. Cook for about 10 minutes, or just until the vegetables turn soft.
  2. Add the stock, bay leaf, lemon zest and thyme and cook for 50 minutes over low heat.
  3. Add the chicken and heat through for about 5 minutes. Remove the bay leaf and lemon zest and serve in hot bowls. Garnish with thyme leaves.
Tags:
OMG I Can Eat That
Jane
Kennedy
health
diet
low-fat
low fat
healthy
nutritional
weightloss
Back to top
    No results found
    No more results
      No results found
      No more results
        No results found
        No more results
          No results found
          No more results
            No results found
            No more results
              No results found
              No more results
              Please start typing to begin your search
              We're sorry but we had trouble running your search. Please try again