Leftover recipe: Tasty chicken soup


chicken soup

This tasty chicken soup from Love Food Hate Waste is very easy to make and great for using up leftovers. You can also make this soup with any leftover cooked vegetables instead, you just need to reduce the cooking time to 10 minutes.


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 leek, washed and sliced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium potato, diced
  • 2 Oxo Chicken Cubes
  • 900ml hot water
  • 250g cooked chicken, diced
  • Black pepper


  1. Heat the oil in a pan and add the onion and leek then sauté for 5 minutes until softened.
  2. Add the carrots and potatoes and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  3. Crumble the Oxo Chicken cubes into the pan and pour over the 900ml hot water then gently simmer covered for 20 minutes until the potatoes are tender.
  4. Add the (pre-cooked) chicken and cook for a further 5 minutes ensuring that the chicken is thoroughly heated through. If you prefer a creamy chicken soup add a swirl of cream or crème fraîche just before serving.

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