Quick & Easy

Chicken, pea and asparagus soup

A light broth with slices of tender chicken, fresh peas and asparagus spears, this soup makes an excellent starter for a dinner party.
chicken, pea and asparagus soup



1.Bring stock, the water, garlic and pepper to the boil in large saucepan. Add chicken; return to boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, about 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Cool in poaching liquid 10 minutes. Remove chicken from pan; slice thinly.
2.Meanwhile, make pistou. Using mortar and pestle, pound ingredients until smooth.
3.Add remaining ingredients to soup; bring to the boil. Return chicken to pan; simmer, uncovered, about 3 minutes or until vegetables are just tender.
4.Divide soup among serving bowls; top with a spoonful of pistou.

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