Easy chicken soup

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Easy chicken soup
Use up leftover chicken and vegetables to make a delicious hearty and creamy soup.

1 tbsp olive oil

2 onions, chopped

3 medium carrots, chopped

1 tbsp thyme leaves, roughly chopped

1.4l chicken stock

300g leftover roast chicken, shredded and skin removed

3 tbsp Greek yoghurt or crème fraiche

1 garlic clove, crushed

Squeeze lemon juice

Heat the oil in a large heavy-based pan.

Add the onions, carrots and thyme and fry for 15 minutes.

Stir in the stock, garlic and lemon juice and bring to a boil.

Cover then simmer for 10 minutes.

Add the chicken, then purée using a food processor.

Tip back into the pan with a little salt and pepper.

Simmer for 5 minutes until hot through.

Mix in the yoghurt or crème fraiche, swirl into the soup then serve.


Preparation Time
15 minutes

Cooking Time
35 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Chicken, Vegetables, Stock/Broth

Recipe Type
Soups, Budget, Family Dinners, Left Overs

Level of Difficulty

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