Chicken Chawal Palak Soup

    40 mins

    This nutritious soup is ready in just half an hour. Palak is an excellent source of Vit A, rice gives you carbs, chicken brings protein and without its skin is also low in fat. This is a whole meal in a bowl! Add chopped green chillies for spice.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 140g basmati rice
    • 2 litres chicken stock
    • 225g chicken fillets (skinned and boned breasts), cut into 5mm (1/4in) slices
    • 350g fresh spinach leaves, shredded
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • good pinch of freshly ground black pepper
    • Green chillies to taste
    • Salt to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Place the rice in a sieve and rinse under cold running water until the water runs clear.
    2. Place the rice in a large saucepan with the chicken stock and bring to the boil. Simmer for about 10 minutes.
    3. Add the sliced chicken to the pan and simmer, partly covered, for a further 5 minutes. Stir in the spinach and continue simmering for another 5 minutes or until the rice is tender and the chicken and spinach are cooked.
    4. Season with the lemon juice and pepper, then serve hot.

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    Nice but not exceptional. Would make a nice appetiser. Would probably add some herbs next time.  -  25 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)


    Not bad. I added some soy sauce to give it a bit of oomph  -  09 Feb 2014  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)