• 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsp fennel seeds, lightly crushed
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 300 ml hot chicken stock made with half a chicken stock cube
  • 400 ml British semi-skimmed milk
  • 450 g floury potatoes cut into cubes
  • 400 g tin sweetcorn in water, drained
  • 300 g leftover roast chicken, shredded
  • 28 g fresh flat-leaf parsley, washed, leaves picked and roughly chopped
  • 4 white pittas, toasted, to serve


  1. 1

    Heat the oil in a pan. Cook the onion for 5 minutes over a medium heat. Add the garlic and fennel seeds and cook for a further 1 minute.

  2. 2

    Stir in the flour, then add the stock a little at a time, mixing well between each addition. Once it’s all been incorporated, pour in the milk and stir in the potato and sweetcorn. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer. Season with black pepper and cook for 15 minutes until the potatoes are tender. Add the chicken and half the parsley, and heat through until the chicken is piping hot.

  3. 3

    Divide between bowls and garnish with the remaining parsley. Serve with the pittas.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 2621kj 626kcal 31%
  • Fat 11.3g 16%
  • Saturates 2.9g 15%
  • Sugars 11.8g 13%
  • Salt 1.7g 28%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 435kj/104kcal

Each serving provides

16.1g carbohydrate 1.3g fibre 6.7g protein

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