Place all the ingredients except for the cream, in a large pot and simmer gently for 1-1 1/2 hours until the chicken and veg are completely cooked.
Remove the chicken thighs and use for something else (makes really delish pie fillings/Chicken mayo sandwiches).
Remove the chicken breasts and shred.
Remove the bay leaf and the Thyme.
Whizz the rest of the soup in a food processor until smooth.
Add the cream and keep warm.
Steam the vegetables until slightly softened.
Place a few tbsn of the shredded chicken in a bowl, top with the soup and garnish with the vegetables.
Serve with a big chunk of crusty bread or some buttery Bruschetta.
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