Chicken & sweetcorn soup

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Preparation and cooking time

  • Prep:10 mins
  • Cook:2 hrs and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

Make a stock from roast dinner leftovers to create this chicken and sweetcorn soup. The bone broth adds important minerals and it’s low in fat and calories

Nutrient Unit
kcal 401
fat 14g
saturates 4g
carbs 26g
sugars 16g
fibre 7g
protein 39g
salt 1.1g
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  • 1 chicken carcass
  • 4 thin slices fresh ginger, plus 1 tbsp finely grated
  • 2 onions, quartered
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely grated
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 325g can sweetcorn
  • 3 spring onions, whites thinly sliced, greens sliced at an angle
  • 100g cooked chicken, shredded
  • 2 tsp tamari
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • few drops sesame oil, to serve (optional)


  • STEP 1
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Boil a large kettle of water. Break the carcass into a big non-stick pan and add the ginger slices, onion and two-thirds of the garlic. Cook, stirring, for about 2 mins – the meat will stick to the base of the pan, but this will add to the flavour. Pour in 1.5 litres of boiling water, stir in the vinegar, then cover and simmer for 2 hrs.

  • STEP 2
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Put a large sieve over a bowl and pour through the contents of the pan. Measure the liquid in the bowl – you want around 450ml. If you have too much, return to the pan and boil with the lid off to reduce it. Transfer the onion from the sieve to a bowl with three-quarters of the sweetcorn. Blitz until smooth with a hand blender.

  • STEP 3
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Return the broth to the pan, and tip in the puréed corn, remaining sweetcorn and garlic, the grated ginger, the whites of the spring onions and the chicken. Simmer for 5 mins, then stir in the tamari. Turn off the heat, and quickly drizzle in the egg, stirring a little to create egg threads. Season with pepper, then ladle into the bowls. Top with the spring onion greens and a few drops of sesame oil, if using.

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