Tasty chicken and mushroom soup

Dried Chinese mushrooms which are available from Chinese supermarkets are best for this soup as they~ have a strong, distinctive flavour. If dried are unobtainable use sliced fresh mushrooms instead.

- 1.15 L [2 pt] chicken stock
- 50 g [2 oz] dried sliced Chinese mushrooms. or 4 button mushrooms thinly sliced
- 125 g [5 oz] cooked chicken breast
- salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- sprigs of watercress to garnish

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2. Skin the chicken breast and cut into slivers.
3. Bring the stock to the boil. Add the drained mushrooms and chicken.
4. Simmer for 5 minutes. Season to taste and garnish with watercress.


- For a luxurious version of chicken and mushroom soup, add 60ml [4 tablespoons] of dry sherry just before serving.

- Instead of chicken meat use turkey or pork. Just before the end of cooking, add a few slices of cucumber.
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