Friday, October 3, 2014

Key Lime Chicken and Lotus Root Soup (Slow Cooker)


A bowl of chicken soup, chopped bird's eye chili in soy sauce and rice qualifies as a yummy and complete meal for me.

I'm always excited about using the slow cooker. It's the third most used cooking appliance in my home after the rice cooker! What's first? The electric multi-cooker. I'm rarely on the gas stove although it was where I really learned how to cook. The multi-cooker is just too convenient to use - it's equipped with a steamer top too.

Key Lime Chicken and Lotus Root Soup (Slow Cooker)

Back to the recipe. Taste-wise, there is nothing sourish about this soup. It's a nice blend of savoury lime flavour and chicken juice. The meat is tender.

Here's how I did it.

Key Lime Chicken and Lotus Root Soup (Slow Cooker)
Ingredients:
- ½ chicken
- 1 large onion (cut into segments)
- 2 key limes (halved, seeds removed)
- 1 fist-sized lotus root (sliced thinly)
- Salt to taste (Just under ¼ tsp was enough for me)
- 2 to 3 cups water (hot)
- Fresh coriander for garnishing

How-to:
1) Rub salt onto chicken. Leave aside.
2) Pour 1 cup water into the slow cooker. Switch cooker on and set on high. Add in onions and lotus root. Spread around.
3) Place chicken on top of onions and lotus root.
4) Squeeze key lime juice over and sprinkle a bit of salt in.
5) Add more water around the sides.
6) Cook for about two and a half hours (cooking time may differ). Baste once after one and a half hours.
7) Serve with fresh coriander.

1) Place onions and lotus root slices into the slow cooker.
2) Place chicken on top, season and add more water.
3) Cooked, after two hours!

This Slow-Cooked Chicken needs fresh greens to liven it up!

Best eaten with rice, accompanied with bird's eye chili dipped in soy sauce. For greens, fresh coriander works for me. Serving with lettuce arranged on a deep plate with this hot soup poured over, is also a delicious way to go about it.

Tender Key Lime Chicken and Lotus Root Soup (Slow Cooker)

Enjoy!
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24 comments:

  1. Interesting recipe. I want give it a try!!

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  2. You're getting more & more professional, Sharon! I usually cook my lotus roots soup with pork ribs. This is a nice alternative!

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    1. Aww..thanks, Shirley! I really love exploring just a bit ;)

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  3. This is exactly how I did my chicken soup. Light yet packed with freshness and flavours. Must find some lotus roots soon.
    Have a lovely weekend, Sharon!
    Angie

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    1. I'm with you on keeping things light! Thanks, Angie. You have a great weekend too :D

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  4. that would be my favourite soup. i love lotus roots.

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  5. Using key lime, quite interesting. will have a try.

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  6. This looks like a heavenly combination. I love lotus root but I haven't teamed it with chicken. Would love to try this one out...glad you posted this recipe, Sharon!:)

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  7. Interesting recipe! Looks yummy.
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    1. Thanks Naomi. Happy to meet you! :D

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  8. Damn delicious and comforting tangy citrusy chicken soup!!!

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  9. Hi Sharon,

    This soup looks very nourishing and comforting to eat. I guess that you must very beautiful skin :D

    Zoe

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    1. I had no idea this would be good for the skin. Thank you, Zoe :D

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  10. Looks delicious Sharon, I like the idea of lime...I sure need start to use my slow cooker...
    Enjoy your week :D

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    1. Have a great week, Juliana. I use the slow cooker pretty much every other week - too convenient to ignore ;)

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  11. reading the description of this soup made us so hungry....this is one comforting,soul warming bowl of soup full of various,well balanced flavors and textures....love the addition of birds eye chilies....a touch of heat for making autumns warmer,thanks :-)

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed reading this one and thank you for leaving such a lovely comment, Kumars :)

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  12. you always a good chef
    I like dish which is prepared healthily like yours here
    MY-Emily

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