As we farewell summer and embrace our blanket on these suddenly cold, wet, snuggle-friendly days in Sydney, there’s nothing more happiness-inducing than a pot of warming winter soup.
A firm favourite in my house, this chicken and lentil soup packed with goodness, is sure to give you a nice warm hug on these chilly days.
Here’s what you need to feed four hungry mouths…
1 x large free range chicken
500g x red lentils
1 x head of broccoli
1 x bunch parsley
2 x lemons
4 x carrots
2 x large brown onions
2 x garlic cloves
1/2 x cabbage
salt and pepper to taste
And here’s what you need to do to create said soup…
Turn the stovetop onto medium heat and boil the chicken in a pot of water for about an hour. Once cooked through, take the chicken out of the pot and set aside to cool.
Now, place the chopped onion, carrot and garlic into the water and let simmer on low heat for about 20 minutes.
Next, place the broccoli, the cabbage and the juice of the lemons into the pot and allow to simmer for a further 10 minutes. While you’re waiting, start pulling the chicken apart, tearing into skinless shreds of tender chook. Mmmm!
Once you’ve finished shredding the chicken, the vegetables should be done, so now all you have to do is place the shredded pieces of chicken back into the pot, season with salt and pepper to taste (and add some tabasco if you’re into it) and serve that steaming delight up. Enjoy!
Here’s what mine looked like…
And here’s the part where you tell me…
What you think of this soup?
What soup makes you happy?