Chicken Noodle Soup

The classically vibrant chicken noodle soup, is one of my all time favorite meals in winter. It's packed full of nutrients and doesn't skimp on the flavour. I often make the Asian infused version, as I find it adds more character and substance to the soup.

Serves 4
4 chicken thighs, with skin and bones
5 spring onions
5cm ginger piece, skin peeled and finely sliced
4 garlic cloves, finely sliced
2 red chillies, deseeded and finely sliced
2 corn on the cob
200g pak choi, slice the stem and leaf
1 lemon grass
1 chicken stock cube
120g wheat broad noodles
coriander/ cilantro
light soy sauce
toasted sesame seed oil
ground nut oil

1) In a heavy based pan, on a medium high heat, add 2tbsp of ground nut oil and sear the chicken on both sides for 4 mins, each side. Remove and set aside.
2) Slice the white part of the spring onions and leave the green top for later.
3) In the same pan add 1tbsp of toasted sesame seed oil and add the white sliced spring onions, garlic, ginger and half of the red chilli and cook for 2/3 mins.
4) Crumble in the stock cube, give it a stir and add 800ml of boiling water. Stir well and add 3tbsp of light soy sauce. Bruise the lemon grass and add that to the pan.
5) Add the seared chicken thighs into the broth and turn down the heat to a medium low. Leave to cook for 20mins.
6) With a sharp knike, slice the kernels off the cob and add to the pan, along with the two naked cobs. And leave to cook for another 10mins.
7) Remove the chicken from the broth and remove the skin and shred the meat from the bone. Return the shredded chicken to the pan. Add the pak choi stalks only at this point. Leave to cook for 5 mins.
8) Remove the cobs from the pan and add the noodles, pak choi leaves and the rest of the chopped chillies to the soup and cook for 4 mins.
9) Separate the noodles and add a handful of chopped coriander/ cilantro and the sliced green spring onions. Serve immediately.

*Cooks Tip: If you can't find pak choi, any other cabbage will do. Such as a pointed cabbage.


Lizzy said...

I love your Asian take on chicken soup...sounds (and looks) wonderful!!!

Anna's Table said...

This is a great soup for those cold winter nights.I also make a similar one but use store bought BBQ chicken,organic chicken broth and a variety of fresh vegetables. It makes for a fast satisfying meal.

Indonesian In Turkey said...

my mouth watering Everytime I see Noodle... :D said...

Oooh I need this! We're stuck at home because of a bad snow storm and this will warm us up for sure! Thanks for sharing!!

Lauren said...

This looks fantastic! I'm gonna save this one for Christmas vacation. Just what I'm gonna need to warm up after shoveling snow!

Hester said...

Oh Luna... this Asian-inspired Chicken Noodle Soup looks out of this world!!! Reading down your ingredients my feet were getting antsy and tapping away! I love the addition of the lemongrass! I must make this soup when we cool off here in So Cal!

Kim - Liv Life said...

I love the different ingredients in this one. While I'm just an average fan of the usual chicken noodle, I love the Asian flavors of this one and the chilis. A little spice if good for us!

Sandra said...

I made chicken noodle soup few days ago, but yours look so much better:))

Sandra said...

This soup is loaded!!

Claudia said...

My go-to favorite winter soup whcih I make every week.I love the Asian take - I always want a new take.

Dimah said...

The soup looks very delicious!

Kristen said...

What a great idea to liven up chicken noodle soup!

the constant hunger said...

My husband and I often go to a small place down the street for their noodle soup. Now we won't have to. Thanks for sharing!

lisa is cooking said...

I've been thinking about Asian style soups lately. Ginger simmered in soup sounds perfect right now!

Anonymous said...

WOW! Now that is a gorgeous looking chicken noodle soup!

Chef Dennis said...

now that certainly isnt my mothers chicken noodle soup!! What a great combination of flavors you have going on there!! What a perfect soup!
Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

The Mom Chef said...

I can just about smell all the glorious flavors melding together in that soup. It looks divine and being sick, I could use a cup right now! Thanks for sharing.

Tes said...

Wow your soup sounds so delicious :) It sounds so perfect for the cold night. It's definitely my first choice to eat.

My Little Space said...

I enjoy noodle soup alot! And yours look really tempting. Thanks for sharing & hope you're having a fabulous day.
Blessings, Kristy

Cardamom Hills said...

thats looks awesome....i can feel it smell delicious!

bakinginlisbon said...

Noodles, I could eat some now! Loved your recipe!

Sandra said...

Just to let you know that I tried this and...I had to use cabbage..My husband said it was the best the he ate..and I do agree. Great recipe Luna!

eldivenlerim said...

looks very delicious;)

Elisabeth said...

Love your Asian take on the chicken noodle soup. So tempting and delicious!
Happy New Year!

Shabs said...

I really want soup right now , it looks delicious :).

FabiolousCookingDay said...

nice recipe!

Angie's Recipes said...

Who doesn't love a good noodle soup?! I love mine with lots of veggies too.

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