A main course soup based on Portuguese Caldo Verde.

There are no quantities given for this recipe but two large potatoes and two chicken breasts would feed four people.

  • Celery
  • Potato
  • Spring onions
  • Garlic
  • Cabbage - dark variety to make it look nice
  • Courgette
  • Chicken stock
  • Chicken breast (skin and visible fat removed)
  • Squeeze of lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste

If you have fresh herbs to hand like parsley or chives add to taste.


  • 1 Put a big pan of water to boil
  • 2 Finely chop celery and add to water. Boil for 5 minutes
  • 3 Add cubed potatoes and chicken stock cubes (as many as is needed for quantity of water)
  • 4 De-stem the cabbage and chop it in half-inch strips
  • 5 Chope courgette into half-inch cubes
  • 6 Finely chop spring onions and garlic
  • 7 Chop chicken breast into half-inch cubes
  • 8 When the potatoes have boiled gently for 10 minutes add cabbage, spring onion, courgette and garlic
  • 9 Allow to cook for three minutes
  • 10 Add the chicken, mix well and turn off the heat
  • 11 Leave to stand for five minutes
  • 12 Add lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste
  • 13 Serve!

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