Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Chicken, Leek & Tomato Soup

After working for a long day, how wonderful it would be if a hot, delicious soup was placed in front of you in a short while to re-boost your energy? When I went for Melbourne, the first night’s dinner was included this Chicken, Leek & Tomato Soup. It’s a comfy and homey soup, good for meals throughout the year. Having come back for a while, I still miss this delicious soup. This is a quick version and I finished on the go to cure my craving. It tastes so good with any fresh French bread.

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Chicken, Leek & Tomato Soup (Printable recipe)

Ingredients:
  • 120 gm chicken breast
  • 1 stalk leek, white part only, finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 can Italian diced tomato, about 400 gm
  • 1 tsp raw sugar
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • parsley, for garnish
Method:
  1. Rinse chicken and wipe dry with kitchen papers. Cut into dices. Mix with salt with pepper.
  2. Use a large saucepan, heat butter over medium heat until melted. Add leek and stir occasionally, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Make sure not to burn them.
  3. Increase heat to high. Add chicken and cook until colour changed. Pour in diced tomato and chicken broth. Bring it to a boil. Cover and decrease heat to low. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, or until chicken is softened. Season with salt, sugar and pepper. Garnish with parsley. Enjoy.
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Note:
  • Canned tomatoes are often diced and deseeded, very handy to make this quick soup.

14 comments :

  1. The soup sounds terrific! I like the addition of raw sugar in the recipe!

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  2. I love soup any time. This one just looks very delicious. I would love that poured over rice or rice noodles....mmm

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  3. I can have soup anytime! So comforting.

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  4. a bowl of pure beauty and deliciousness!

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  5. This looks wonderful. I love a bowl of comfort soup.

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  6. Yesss! Such comforting soup...anytime for me!
    I find canned tomatoes very handy too but the selection here is not as good as in the US. Or am I too picky?

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  7. Congras on being the SBS featured food blogger!!

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  8. Simple is best and this soup epitomizes the adage perfectly.

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  9. I love the flavour of leeks. i can just imagine how they would make this taste extraordinary

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  10. One particular recommendation: This particular soup, because of the creaminess of the leeks, tastes especially good and goes especially well with garlic bread rather than regular French bread. Of course, the quality of the bread you put your garlic on is still important!

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  11. hi Christine,
    May I know how many serving will I get based on recipe above? I am thinking of cooking for two people

    thanks

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  12. i made this soup the other day, and ate it with garlic bread. really lovely! the only change i made was to add a bit of oregano, and also i added a couple of eggs at the end to make the soup a little bit thicker.
    -jessica

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  13. I tried this recipe on the weekend and it was delicious and so easy!! I added a touch of chilli flakes to spice it up. thanks!

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