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Spicy Chicken & Vegetable Soup

This spicy soup is will help keep your immune system fighting fit!

45 mins
13 ingredients
$1.85 / person
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Spicy Chicken & Vegetable Soup



Serves = 6

  • Oil spray
  • 250g skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 onion, remove ends and papery skin then slice
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed or 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • ½ leek, wash well to remove grit, cut in half lengthways and finely slice
  • 1 x 400 g can diced tomatoes
  • 2 salt- reduced chicken stock cubes
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 1 large carrot, sliced
  • 1 cup green beans, chopped
  • 1 large stick celery, chopped
  • ½ cup red lentils
  • 2 teaspoon Tabasco or peri-peri sauce
  • 1 tablespoon salt-reduced soy sauce

It’s this easy

  • Place a large saucepan over a medium heat and add some oil spray.
  • Add the chicken thighs and cook so they are brown on both sides, they don’t need to be cooked all the way through just yet. Put the chicken on a plate.
  • Add the onion, garlic and leek to the pot and cook until softened.
  • Add the diced tomatoes.
  • Crumble the stock cubes into the boiling water, stir to dissolve them and add to the pot.
  • Bring to the boil and reduce heat to simmer.
  • Add all the other ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Take the chicken out of the pot, put it on a chopping board and roughly chop it.
  • Continue to cook the soup for another 15 minutes or until the lentils are soft.
  • Add the chopped chicken back to the soup and serve


  • Swap the chicken for a can of red kidney or black beans
  • Use frozen mixed vegetables instead of fresh
  • Make a large batch and freeze leftovers for later


Nutrition information (per serve of base recipe), including a tablespoon of regular natural yoghurt:

  • Energy (904 kJ)
  • Protein (16.3 g)
  • Total Fat (9.0 g)
  • Saturated Fat (2.6 g)
  • Carbohydrate (14.6 g): Starch (7.9 g); Sugars (6.7 g) including Added sugars (0.0 g) & Free Sugars (0.0 g)
  • Dietary fibre (5.9 g)
  • Sodium (225 mg)

This recipe is great to boost your immunity and can help you feel better when your nose is blocked. For more on this see our article here:


Contains: Gluten, Soy, FODMAPs.
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