Spicy Chicken & Sweet Potato Soup

What do you do with your chicken carcass? On the bird table or spread all over the road after the foxes have raided your rubbish sack?

Being only two in the house (plus two hounds that eat their share), a chicken lasts us at least two meals. But then the carcass does us soup for a further two!


1 x chicken carcass
2 x sweet potatoes
1 x sweet pepper
1 x large onion
1 x tea spoon of 'very lazy red chillies' (I am idle!) or a chopped chilli.
A pinch of salt & pepper

Stick the carcass in a large pot filled with water and render it down for about four hours then pour the contents through a sieve into a second pan.

Then pick through the rendered down carcass ... bones in the bin, skin and gristle in the dogs bowl and meat back in the pot.

Peel and chop the sweet potatoes into small pieces, dice the sweet pepper and onion and add to the pot. Add the chilli, salt and pepper to taste and cook on a low heat for about an hour or until the sweet potato has rendered down to make a thick soup.

Spicy and sweet soup ... delicious! You can also add other veg to taste (I've made it with carrots, parsnip and leek added).

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