Chicken Soup with a Mint Flavour

A recipe for a fresh and light soup found in “Sunt og Godt”
(Healty and Delicious) published by Det Beste in 1988

Chicken Soup with a Mint Flavour

A refreshing taste of mint characterizes this creamy chicken soup, which is light but has plenty of tender chicken meat. Lemon peel and juice emphasizes the fresh flavor.

4 servings
Preparation: 10 min.
Cooking: 15 min.

30 g [1 oz] light margarine
2 level tablespoons flour
1 liter [2 pt] chicken broth
1 1/2 dl [0,3 pt] skimmed milk
1/2 tsp finely grated lemon peel
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
350 g [0,8 lb] raw chicken breast, without skin
and bones, cut into narrow strips
2 level tablespoons fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
Whole mint leaves for garnish


[1] Melt the margarine in a saucepan over low heat. Stir in the flour and allow to simmer under strong stirring for 3 minutes.

[2] Add one third of the chicken broth, a little at the time while stiring, then add the rest of the broth and the milk. Add lemon peel and lemon juice and boil up while stirring.

[3] Add the chicken meat under stirring, warm to the boiling point and simmer for 5-6 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. Sprinkle in the chopped mint and serve in hot soup plates with whole mint leaves as garnish.