Clear Chicken Soup with Lemon Grass

2016-07-04
  • Yield : 500 ml
  • Servings : 2
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 20m

A low-calorie soul warming soup

This clear chicken soup with lemongrass is a throat soothing, soul warming soup. A must for rainy nights. The flavours of Lemon grass and galangal are subtle and the soft chicken pieces along with sweetcorn – ah! satisfaction redefined.

A soup can have 8 ingredients or 18, it will taste just as good. Feel free to add vegetables of your liking to this soup and rediscover new flavours every time you make it. This soup recipe completely adaptable and can be made exactly to suit your taste.

Tips

You can substitute galangal with ginger, add peas instead of sweetcorn, add more vegetables like spinach and beans and make this soup.

Lemon Grass

Lemongrass is widely used as a culinary herb in Asian cuisine and also as a medicinal herb in India. It has a subtle citrus flavor and can be dried and powdered, or used fresh. It is commonly used in teas, soups, and curries.
It is also suitable for use with poultry, fish, beef, and seafood. It is often used as a tea in African countries such as Togo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Latin American countries such as Mexico. Lemongrass oil is used as a pesticide and a preservative.

Lemon Grass

Lemon Grass

Clear Chicken Soup with Lemon Grass

Clear Chicken Soup with Lemon Grass

Ingredients

  • Chicken Stock 4 cups (low sodium stock preferred)
  • Lemon grass 3-4 stems
  • Kaffir lime leaves 4
  • Galangal 2" (substitute: Ginger)
  • Chicken breast 1 (boiled and cubed)
  • Carrot 1 sliced lengthwise
  • Sweetcorn 2 Tbsp
  • Salt to taste


Method

Step 1

Boil chicken stock with 1 tsp grated ginger, 2 lemon grass leaves, 4 lime leaves for about 10 minutes. Strain and keep aside

Step 2

Heat a deep pan and pour the strained chicken stock. Add carrots and allow them to get cooked. As soon as the carrots are cooked, add sweetcorn and galangal (or ginger) juliennes.

Step 3

Add cooked and cubed chicken. Taste for salt and adjust

Step 4

Garnish with remaining lemongrass and serve hot.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this comforting Chicken Soup hot before the meals.

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Lemon grass picture  By Obsidian SoulOwn work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15913253

I run my own software company, SANIsoft as it’s CEO. After long hours at work, I find cooking incredibly therapeutic. After all, there is nothing more relaxing than cooking up a meal to soothe the body, mind and Soul.

The idea for Swati’s Kitchen came about one day as I was chronicling one of my recipes for a dear friend. So here you will see my recipes and tips and tricks for making easy, rewarding and mouthwatering delights.

Recipe Comments

Comments (3)

  1. posted by Misra on August 26, 2016

    Hi Swati Jee,

    We wanted to know if you organise cooking classes also, followed by lunch ??
    We are a grp of 10 people and want to explore half day class in Sep (22 nd).
    Kindly advice your contact nos and mail enabling to discuss

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    • posted by Swati Sani on August 26, 2016

      Hello, No I am afraid, I do not have the facility of cooking classes. Won’t be able to help you here.

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  2. posted by beena on July 7, 2016

    Simply superb chicken soup

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