Dietitian’s Pick: Butter Chicken Soup
Prep time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 35 mins
1 tablespoon rice bran oil
4 (500g) skinless chicken thigh fillets, trimmed, halved
1 large brown onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup butter chicken paste
1/2 small (450g) cauliflower, cut into florets
1 desiree potato, peeled, roughly chopped
400g can diced tomatoes
3 cups Massel salt reduced chicken style liquid stock
200g green beans, trimmed, cut into 4cm lengths
60g baby spinach1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup plain Greek-style yoghurt
2 tablespoons flaked almonds, toasted
Warmed naan bread, to serve
Heat oil in a large heavy-based saucepan over medium-high heat. Add chicken. Cook, turning, for 5 minutes or until chicken is browned and cooked through. Transfer to a plate. Roughly shred chicken.
Add onion to pan. Cook, stirring, for 3 to 4 minutes or until softened. Add curry paste. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add cauliflower and potato. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes.
Add tomatoes and stock. Cover. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, partially covered, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes or until potato and cauliflower are tender. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool slightly.
Blend soup, in batches, until smooth. Return soup to pan over low heat. Add beans, spinach, lemon juice and chicken. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until beans are tender. Remove pan from heat. Stir in yoghurt.
Ladle soup into bowls. Sprinkle with almonds and serve with naan.