Sweet potato and ginger velouté with chicken

Servings: 4   |   Time: 1 hour


  • 1 chicken around 1,500 g
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 white onions
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 100 g of fresh ginger
  • 3 sweet potatoes
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1 lemon


STEP 1 | Clean the vegetables.

STEP 2 | Cut the celery, carrots, onions, ginger and sweet potatoes into squares.

STEP 3 | Add the garlic together with the rest of the vegetables and the bay leaves to a pot.

STEP 4 | Add the whole chicken or cut into 4 pieces depending on your preferences.

STEP 5 | Add 1-1/2 litres of water or broth.

STEP 6 | Boil the soup for 45 minutes on medium heat.

STEP 7 | Remove the chicken to a plate. Chop it or pluck it with your fingers into fibers. Keep it aside warm.

STEP 8 | Grind the vegetables in the blender adding a little of the broth that we boiled the vegetables with the chicken.

STEP 9 | Put the soup back into the empty pot, squeeze the lemon and add it, season with salt and pepper and check the density of the soup.

STEP 10 | Finally, put the chicken back into the soup and simmer for 5 minutes.

STEP 11 | Equalize the velouté with the chicken in warm bowls and garnish with freshly ground pepper and some chives. Serve immediately.