Monday, 10 March 2014

Spicy Chicken Soup


This is a slightly spicy chicken noodle soup. Quick to prepare and perfect when you need something nourishing.  This recipe is perfect for two big steaming bowls.


You will need:

  • 1 litre chicken broth
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 onion - chopped into large chunks
  • 1 carrot - washed and chopped
  • 1 celery stalk - washed and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic - large rough chopped pieces
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 3-4 dried mushrooms (any kind you prefer - I used porcini)
  • 2 lime leaves (mine were dried)
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 celery
  • 1 garlic
  • 2 spring onions
  • 2 nests of thin egg noodles
  • 1 tsp sambal olek
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • serve with cilantro more spring onions



Step 1: chop your onion carrot celery and garlic. You are using these vegetables to make a great tasting broth and you will throw them away.


Step 2: add broth to a large pot. You can of course use homemade but, I always have some on hand in my pantry.


Step 3: add your chicken breast, chopped vegetables, a small handful of dried mushrooms and a couple of bay leaves. Add water and salt and pepper.


Step 4: Toss in a few lime leaves if you have them. Cook 20 on medium heat (don't let it boil vigorously just a nice steady simmer) and then strain out vegetables. Shred or chop chicken breast.


Step 5: add strained broth back to the pot, shredded chicken and add nicely chopped vegetables. You can add other vegetables if you have some on hand. I added carrot, celery, garlic and some spring onions/scallions. Let cook on medium heat for 10 minutes until vegetables are tender.


Add a bit of sambal oleck which is rather salty and spicy (always add a bit and taste then add more to your liking) Add a bit of sesame oil and a few nests of thin egg noddles. You can also add a bit of chopped cilantro (you can add more leaves at serving)

The noodles will cook in a few minutes. Once done serve.


Add a few more cilantro leaves or scallions and serve hot.









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