Chicken and lime soup with corn chips recipe
- Cuisine: Modern Australian
- Serves 8
This soup is very loosely based on the traditional Mexican sopa de lima (a Yucatan lime soup). Place all the condiments in bowls at the table so everyone can build their own soup. Americans like to serve this with Monterey Jack, but I prefer a mild fetta.
Ingredients1.3kg whole chicken
2 onions, 1 quartered
14 garlic cloves, unpeeled
1 carrot, chopped
6 black peppercorns
1 cinnamon quill
1 bunch coriander
1 lime, juiced, plus extra wedges, to serve
Chopped avocado, crumbled corn chips, crumbled fetta and sliced red chilli, to serve
PreparationPat chicken dry, including cavity, with paper towel. Place in a large saucepan with 1 whole onion, 4 garlic cloves, carrot, spices, 1 tbsp salt and the coriander stems with roots attached. Cover with water, bring to the boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1 hour. Remove pan from heat and cool.
Remove chicken and strain stock into a large clean saucepan, discarding solids. Remove and shred chicken meat, discarding skin and bones. Set half aside for soup and keep the leftovers for sandwiches. Leftover chicken will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Preheat grill to high. Place onion quarters and 10 garlic cloves on an oven tray and grill for 8 minutes or until soft and a little charred around the edges. Squeeze garlic from the skins and process with grilled onion and 250ml (1 cup) or so of chicken stock in a food processor to a paste.
Bring remaining stock to the boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and stir in onion paste. Season with salt and pepper, and add lime juice to taste.
Divide shredded chicken and soup among bowls. Top with chopped avocado and corn chips, and scatter over coriander. Add fetta, if desired. Serve immediately with extra lime wedges and chilli.
Photography by Alan Benson. Styling by Charlotte Bell.
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