Lucky Recipes

Sazzy's Healing Chicken Soup

Cooking Time: 1.5 hrs

Difficulty: Easy

Serves: 6



• 300G shredded roast chicken (we often cheat and buy a whole rotisserie chook from the supermarket)

• 2 x chicken wings (chuck them in whole - the bones add flavour to the broth)

• 1 x carrot (peeled & cut into thin quarter moons)

• 1 x stick celery (cut finely)

• 1 x white onion (finely diced)

• 25G ginger (peeled & finely diced)

• 4 large garlic cloves (chopped finely)

• 4cm piece of lemon rind

• 1 x potato (peeled and chopped into 1cm small cubes)

• 1 x leek (remove the very end - and slice into thin discs)

• 1 teaspoon Lucky Taco Habanero hot sauce

• 1 x teaspoon light soy sauce

• 1 x teaspoon worcestershire sauce

• 1 x teaspoon white wine vinegar

• 1.5L chicken stock

• 1.5L water

• 1 x tablespoon tomato paste

• 1 x bay leaf

• 1 x teaspoon ground cumin

• 1 x teaspoon dried oregano

• 1 x teaspoon ground turmeric

• 1 x teaspoon dried thyme

• 2 x tablespoons canola oil

• 1 x rasher smoky bacon (chopped into thin strips)

• Flaky sea salt (we use Maldon)

• Cracked black pepper


• Heat the oil in a large pot (which must have a fitted lid) over medium heat.

• Add bacon. You want it to just start browning and releasing it’s tasty fat. Leave it alone for about 1 minute.

• Then add onion, garlic, ginger, celery, celery & lemon rind.

• Stir together the ingredients and adjust the heat to ensure nothing burns.

• Sweat off the ingredients until they become translucent - just a few minutes.

• Now add all the dry herb ingredients. Stir well until they become fragrant.

• Now add the hot sauce, worcestershire sauce, white wine vinegar, soy & tomato paste. Stir well & cook down for a few minutes.

• Add the potato & leek and mix everything together.

• Now add the chicken stock, water, shredded chicken & the chicken wings.

• Bring to the boil. Stir well.

• Reduce to a simmer and place the lid on the pot - leaving a small gap at the edge - to release some of the heat so the soup reduces and thickens.

• Let it cook on a simmer for 1 hour. Stirring occasionally.

• After 1 hour - TASTE TASTE TASTE & season with salt & cracked black pepper.

• I take the wings out, pull the meat off the bones and chuck the meat back into the soup (or in my mouth).

• ENJOY the healing powers of the magical chicken soup!

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