- Recommended for: Lunch or supper
- Serves: 1 woman or double the ingredients for a male portion (see full portion control guide here).
- Quality Protein
- 1 skinned and deboned chicken breasts
- 1/4 a tub of low-fat smooth cottage cheese
- 1/4 large onion
- 1 big leeks
- A handful of coriander or parsley (whichever you prefer)
- 1/4 fresh chilli, deseeded
- Smart Carb***
- Healthy Fat
- 1/4 Tblsp peanut butter (sugar and salt-free)
- 1/4 Tblsp olive oil
- Herbs, Spices, Extra
- Ground black pepper
- Tblsp fresh, chopped chives for garnish
- Lemongrass for ‘cocktail sticks’
- Cutting board
- Put a pot on the stove with 4 cups of water and a some salt, bring to the boil.
- Add the chicken breasts and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Remove the breasts from the water and set aside to cool.
- Keep the pot of water that the chicken cooked in on the stove (stock)
- In a frying pan add the olive oil and the sliced leeks and onions and fry on medium heat until they are softened.
- Add the softened leeks and onions to the pot of chicken stock.
- Peel and dice the potatoes into blocks of about 1 cm
- Add the cubed potatoes to the pot with the simmering leeks and onions.
- Add salt and cracked black pepper to taste.
- Simmer until the potatoes are very soft and the mixture has thickened.
- While the soup is simmering, shred your chicken breasts and place them in a bowl.
- Add your peanut butter, coriander, chilli and seasonings.
- Pop mixture into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Shape the mixture into little balls slightly smaller than ping pong balls.
- Pop the balls on a tray and into the fridge to set firm.
- Check the soup. If potatoes are soft, blend the soup until smooth with a stick blender.
- Put your cottage cheese in a little bowl and add some of the soup. Stir so that it warms and is smooth.
- Add the cottage cheese mixture back to the potato and leek soup, blend well.
- Set aside covered with a lid.
- Cut your lemongrass into ‘cocktail sticks’ and insert one into each chicken ball firmly (or just use little skewers)
- Potato and leek soup can be served chilled or hot depending on your mood.
- Serve the chicken balls alongside the soup for a good portion of protein (optional).
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