Caldo Verde with Chicken (Portuguese Cabbage Soup)

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.

Spring onions
Cabbage - dark variety to make it look nice
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!

Recipe provided by Jon Prawer