Free Healthy Recipe - Sweet and Sour Chicken Soup

Dairy free, Low carbohydrate, Low GI

Copyright John Paul Urizar

This is a "healthed up" version of a classic sweet and sour soup and according to JP our food photographer is the best he's ever tasted. Do invest in a great quality chicken stock with no added MSG in its many guises.

2 small bird's eye chilli, seeded and chopped
1 large clove garlic
1 tbsp rice syrup
1 litre chicken stock
1 organic chicken breast finely sliced
½ cup mixed mushrooms, diced (include shitake, enoki, oyster)
1 can bamboo shoots, finely sliced
1 tbsp ground kudzu
1 free range egg beaten
2 shallots finely chopped

Pound the chilli, garlic and rice syrup together to form a paste. Pour the chicken stock into a pan with the sliced chicken, soy sauce, shitake mushrooms and chilli paste and simmer gently for ten minutes.

Add the pepper, vinegar and bamboo shoots and simmer for a further three minutes.
Mix the ground kudzu in 2 tablespoons of cold water to a smooth paste and add to the soup to simmer for a further five minutes.
Beat egg in a small jug and slowly pour it into the soup stirring as you pour.
Serve the soup with chopped shallots over the top.

Note: Kudzu is from a root and as acts as a natural thickener. It has an alkalising effect on the body and is gluten free. Available from health food stores.

Makes 4 servings

Scale recipe to serves

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 25 mins
Ready in: 35 mins

Suitable for:
Dinner, Lunch, Soup
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Nutritional Information - Per Serve
Kj 588 kj
Calories 141 kcal
Fat 4.8 g
Saturated Fat 1.7 g
Total Carbohydrate 7.8 g
Total Protein 15.9 g
Fibre 1.2 g

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