Chicken and potato soup irish granny cookbook
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Chicken and Potato Soup Recipe from the Irish Granny’s Pocket Farmhouse Potato Recipes

This chunky, satisfying chicken and potato soup recipe makes a great main course on a cold day.


  • ½ tbsp vegetable oil
  • 25 g/1 oz lardons
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 skinless chicken breast fillets, diced
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 2 celery sticks, diced
  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1.5 litres/2¼ pints chicken stock
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Add the lardons and cook until crisp.
  2. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring, until softened but not browned.
  3. Add the chicken, carrots, celery and potatoes, then add the stock, thyme, and salt and pepper to taste. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 30 minutes until the potatoes have softened and the soup has thickened.
  4. Serve hot.
Chicken and potato soup irish granny cookbook
Chicken and potato soup Recipe from Irish Granny’s Pocket Farmhouse Potato Recipes by Fiona Biggs is published by Gill Books and is available in all good bookshops, price €5.99. Photography by Ben Potter.
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