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Easy Chicken Soup

An easy one-pot Chicken Soup made with a few simple ingredients
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: General
Servings: 4
Calories: 390kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 500 gram/6 small chicken breasts cut into little cubes
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery finely chopped
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme use leaves only
  • 2 carrots cut into little cubes
  • 1 tspn garlic minced
  • 2 small potatoes cut into little cubes
  • 3 tbsp cake wheat flour/all purpose flour
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk full cream or low fat will do
  • 1/2 tspn peri-peri spice optional
  • salt
  • pepper
  • croutons for serving optional
  • cheddar cheese for serving optional


  • Cut the chicken into little cubes. Season with salt and pepper and the peri-peri spice and refrigerate
  • Heat the butter and oil in a large saucepan. Gently fry the onion, garlic, celery and carrot with the thyme leaves until they are soft and tender
  • Stir the flour in and cook for 2 minutes. Add the chicken stock and the milk and bring the mixture to the boil.
  • Add the potatoes. Reduce the heat and simmer on a low heat for about 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender
  • Add the chicken and cook for about 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Be careful not to overcook the chicken. Remove from heat
  • Serve with croutons and a sprinkle of cheddar cheese. Alternatively with some crusty bread