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This is my first attempt at making chicken soup from scratch. I am rather against using stock cubes, so I wanted to make my own, simple and fast. I also had watercress on hand, which I bought as I wanted to make watercress soup. It’s a lovely lovely veg, which has a rather distinctive ‘earthy’ taste. Usually it is made with pork ribs, but well, again, I’ve thrown it together with chicken and they seem to get along very well 😀


  • 2 chicken thighs
  • Lots of garlic, peeled
  • a bunch of watercress
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 spring onion, chopped to ~2 inch pieces
  • soy sauce/salt to taste
  1. Bring a pot of water to boil.
  2. Take a knife and use it to mash the garlic. Don’t mince or chop it all up.
  3. Add the garlic, onion and chicken to the pot of water and boil till chicken is cooked. (You may want to remove the skin to get a low-fat soup, but for more flavour, leave it on) ~10 minutes
  4. Add watercress and continue to cook for ~ 5 minutes.
  5. Add salt/sauce to taste and cook for another minute.
  6. Add spring onion, serve.

Note: Be careful not to overcook the watercress till it is yellowish green.


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