Chicken, kale and pesto soup

Chicken, kale and pesto soup
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Hands-on time 30 min

Change up this quick and easy midweek dinner by swapping the freekeh for other mixed grains, wholegrain rice or small pasta shapes such as macaroni. A few parmesan shavings sprinkled over the soup would also taste great.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
404kcals
Fat
10.6g (2g saturated)
Protein
36.1g
Carbohydrates
36.4g (2.9g sugars)
Fibre
9.5g
Salt
1.8g
Calories
404kcals
Fat
10.6g (2g saturated)
Protein
36.1g
Carbohydrates
36.4g (2.9g sugars)
Fibre
9.5g
Salt
1.8g

Ingredients

  • 1.5 litres chicken stock
  • 3 free-range British skinless and boneless chicken breasts, halved
  • 2 x 250g packs Merchant Gourmet Ready To Eat Freekeh, or similar
  • 150g kale
  • 3 tbsp fresh green pesto

Method

  1. Heat the stock in a large pan and bring to the boil. Add the chicken and simmer for 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Remove the chicken from the stock and set aside.
  2. Add the freekeh and kale to the pan with the stock and simmer for 5-10 minutes until the kale is tender and the freekeh is heated through. Shred the chicken breasts using 2 forks, then return to the pan and stir to heat through.
  3. Stir the pesto into the soup, taste, season and ladle into bowls to serve.

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