[custom_frame_center shadow=”on”]Sweet potato and chicken soup[/custom_frame_center] Boost your immune system with this really good soup made with mellow-flavoured sweet potatoes and that well-known “sick-room” staple – chicken.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 teaspoons ground curry powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
4 carrots, sliced

  • 500 grams sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into cubes
1 litre chicken stock
250 grams baby spinach, rinsed

  • 350 grams cooked chicken breast meat, finely sliced


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Sauté the onion for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned. Stir in the garlic, curry powder and ginger. Cook for 1 minute.
  2. Stir in the carrots, sweet potatoes and 3 cups of the stock. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until the carrots and sweet potatoes are tender.
  3. With a hand-held blender or in a food processor, purée the hot mixture until smooth. Return to the saucepan and add the spinach and the remaining cup of stock. Bring to a simmer.
  4. Remove from the heat. Pour into 4 bowls and top with the chicken slivers and a sprinkle of freshly ground pepper.

This sweet potato and chicken soup serves 4.

NOTE: If your taste buds call for something spicier, as did my husband’s, add a few drops of zesty hot-pepper sauce. Thumbs up!

Acknowledgements & Photo credits

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  1. Photo courtesy of John Kernick / rodale.com