Thai Red Chicken Soup

From his Channel 4 series, Quick & Easy Food, Jamie Oliver's Thai Red Chicken soup is served sharing style, and is a great alternative to a traditional Sunday roast.

Serves 6
Easy
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 1 h 20 min
Total time: 1 h 30 min

Ingredients

1 x 1.6kg whole chicken
1 butternut squash (1.2kg)
1 bunch of fresh coriander (30g)
100g Thai red curry paste
1 x 400ml tin of light coconut milk

Instructions

Sit the chicken in a large, deep pan. Carefully halve the squash lengthways, then cut into 3cm chunks, discarding the seeds. Slice the coriander stalks, add to the pan with the squash, curry paste and coconut milk, then pour in 1 litre of water. Cover and simmer on a medium heat for 1 hour 20 minutes.

Use tongs to remove the chicken to a platter. Spoon any fat from the surface of the soup over the chicken, then sprinkle with half the coriander leaves. Serve with 2 forks for divvying up the meat at the table. Use a potato masher to crush some of the squash, giving your soup a thicker texture. Taste, season to perfection with sea salt and black pepper, then divide between six bowls and sprinkle with the remaining coriander. Shred and add chicken, as you dig in.

CALORIES 354kcal FAT 16.1g SAT FAT 5.8g PROTEIN 32.8g CARBS 20.5g SUGAR 11.8g SALT 0.9g FIBRE 4.8g.

5 Ingredients by Jamie Oliver is published by Penguin Random House ⓒ Jamie Oliver Enterprises Limited. Photographer: David Loftus.

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