This Aromatic Chicken and Vegetable Soup is So Comforting

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Chicken and veg soup is one of the most satisfying and comforting meals during winter. It’s warming and healthy and feels like a cozy hug in a bowl. This aromatic version uses some delicate flavors and ingredients to produce something that tastes well-balanced, hearty, and delicious. 


(Serves 2)

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch piece of ginger
  • 1 inch piece of turmeric
  • ¼ white cabbage
  • ¼ head of broccoli 
  • ¼ cup sweet corn
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon dried chili seeds
  • 1 teaspoon dried coriander 
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 380℉.
  2. Brush each chicken breast with some oil and then sprinkle over half the dried chili seeds and coriander plus some salt and pepper.
  3. Place in the oven for 25-30 minutes, ensuring cooked all the way through.
  4. Meanwhile, peel and chop the ginger and turmeric, and chop the onion, garlic, cabbage, and broccoli. 
  5. In a large pot heat some oil and add the onion and broccoli.
  6. Fry for 10 minutes and then add the garlic, turmeric, ginger, cabbage, sweet corn, chili seeds, coriander, salt, and pepper.
  7. Fry for a further 5-10 minutes.
  8. Chop the cooked chicken breasts into bite-sized chunks and add to the pot.
  9. Add the coconut milk, stock, and soy sauce and increase the heat.
  10. Simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  11. Serve immediately with some scattered cilantro.