Garlic-Thyme Chicken ABC Soup

I have no idea why I suddenly came down with a terrible sore throat last night so after some googling, I learnt that garlic and thyme are “healers”.
So, I decided to adapt the recipe and tweak it to Chinese-soup-style! 😛

• 2 head garlic
• thyme leaves
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 carrot (sliced)
• 2 potatoes (wedged)
• 1 onion (sliced)
• 1 green apple (sliced)
• 2 tomatoes (wedged)
• 500gm chicken breast (diced)
• 1L chicken stock (2 teaspoons chicken stock : 1L boiling water)
• 500 mL water

1. Stir-fry garlic in olive oil.
2. Add diced chicken to frying pan and cook chicken.
3. Add thyme leaves and stir-try for 1 minute:

4. Place potatoes, onion, green apple, carrot and tomatoes in pot.
5. Pour chicken stock and water into pot.
6. Transfer garlic-thyme chicken from frying pan into pot:

7. Leave to simmer for 2 hours. (We use a thermo pot and so merely leave the soup to cook with residual heal in the thermo pot.)
8. Tuck into yummy, healthy garlic-thyme ABC Soup!

P.S. I don’t think ABC Soup is called ABC Soup just because it’s as easy to prepare/cook as ABC, but that it has Vitamins A, B and C! Vitamin A from carrots, B from potatoes and C from onions and tomatoes. I also read from somewhere that it’s called ABC Soup because it’s cooked using ang mo kio (tomatoes), bak kut (pork ribs) and carrot. Ah well, whatever the reason for it being called ABC Soup, I like cooking soups! 😀

P.S. Here’re my veggies, nicely sliced and wedged (except the tomatoes), using the ‘Kitchen Gadget‘ we purchased in Melbourne:

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