Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Tasty chicken soup

As Winter (unfortunately...) approaches and the days become darker and colder, a good warm soup for dinner is as precious as a pirate's treasure.

I learnt how to cook soups here in Finland. In Italy I never made one myself, and I only ate either minestrone or pastina (a tiny pasta cooked in broth).

This Chicken Soup was my very first attempt in the unknown Soup World. I didn't take the recipe from anywhere, I just added the ingredients in the pot up to my taste. I knew for a fact that chicken tasted good paired with bell pepper and sweet corn in a salad, so I put those ingredients in the soup as well. I added a bit of curry, some cheese and flour to ticken it up :)

In the photo below there're (almost) all the ingredients you need.

NOTE: In this recipe I use marinated chicken because here in Finland is so popular and it's much cheaper than the normal one! It also tastes good and gives a nice flavor to the soup.
HINT: Use a sifter when adding the flour to avoid the formation of flour clumps in the soup.

Ingredients (serves 2):
  • 5 dl water
  • about 200 gr marinated chicken breasts (or also non-marinated if you want)
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • ½ red bell pepper
  • 2-3 tablespoons of sweet corn
  • ½ carrot
  • 1 or 2 melted cheese slices
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • curry powder

Cut the chicken in small pieces. Slice carrot and bell pepper also in small pieces.
Put the water to boil, then add the buillon cube. Add the chicken, bell pepper and carrot in the pot and let it boil at medium heat until the meat is cooked. Then add corn, cheese (better cut it in pieces first) and curry up to taste.
Stir and let it boil at low heat for some minutes adding the flour bit by bit. Keep always stirring to melt the flour well, until the soup is ticken enough.
Serve with good rye bread slices.


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