Coronavirus Pantry Cooking

Easy Pantry Cooking: Tomato Soup With Zingy Chicken Strips

With large parts of the world on lockdown and people stuck in their homes, coronavirus pantry cooking recipes are what we all need right now. So, we’re creating a series (including these amazing nachos) that feature tinned and commonly available items.

All our recipes feature just 7 ingredients and are so super simple that the most basic-level home cook could master them. This recipe is perfect for a quick heartwarming fix that tastes every bit as something you’d eat in a restaurant.

Why not use this spare time to learn how to cook some amazing new recipes? Kick things off with this little beauty. Leave out the chillies and the recipe is an absolute winner for the kids, too.

Coronavirus Pantry Cooking – Ingredients

  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Fresh or dried chillies
  • Red onions
  • Chicken fillets
  • Cajun seasoning
  • Cream
  • Garlic

Start by thinly dicing the garlic, chilies and slicing the red onions.

Add them to a large sauce pan and cook over a low to medium heat slowly for 5-7 minutes until soft, while keeping the mix stirred.

Coronavirus Pantry Cooking

This will form the flavour of the soup and slowly extract all those wonderful aromas!

Marinade the chicken in olive oil and cajun seasoning.

Next, add the two tins of chopped or plum tomatoes and turn down the heat to a low simmer.

Coronavirus Pantry Cooking

You won’t need to do much while the soup cooks. Add a small cup of water and stir it every few minutes. Cook for about 25 minutes.

While the soup is about 5 minutes away from finishing, cook the chicken on a chargrill pan or frying pan. Cook over a high heat.

Coronavirus Pantry Cooking

They will only take about 3 minutes to cook on each side. They should be blackened on the outside, but white and tender on the inside.

As the soup finishes (it should start to thicken up naturally and be sauce-like) add the cream.

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Remove from the heat and season with some salt and pepper.

Add the soup to a blender and blend for 60 seconds until super smooth.

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Serve up immediately while still piping hot and delicious.

Slice the chicken to ensure it is cooked through perfectly white to the centre.

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Garnish the soup with a small amount of cream and plate up alongside the wonderfully lush chicken. The chicken strips are perfect for dunking into the sweet, creamy and spicy soup.

Coronavirus pantry cooking doesn’t have to be boring.

This simple dish is cooked with just 7 simple ingredients and is a taste sensation.

Coronavirus Pantry Cooking

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Niall Harbison
Niall Harbison

Niall is an international entrepreneur who has worked within the tourism and hospitality industries for more than 20 years. He started his career in the kitchen, with a 10-year stint as a private yacht chef cooking for billionaires, including a position as Microsoft's co-founder Paul Allen's personal chef. Niall then moved into the digital media world to become a founder of several lifestyle publications. He continues to write about his core passion: food.

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