Thursday, February 20, 2014

Recipe: Easy Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Hubby was feeling under the weather earlier this week, and hence he put in a request for chicken noodle soup. A quick rummage in the fridge and I managed to put together one delicious, nourishing soup for Hubby's lunch.

I made the chicken stock using lean chicken breast, which means that the stock will be less greasy, hence less skimming is required. You can literally place all the ingredients in a pot, walk away and leave to simmer for 2 hours. The stock should be full of flavour by then. For a more substantial meal, add your choice of noodles - I went for dried Chinese egg noodles, as well as Chinese cabbage and sliced mushrooms. The chicken breast used for the stock can be shredded and served with the noodles too. This was really good, even a non-sick person like me enjoyed this a lot.

Healthy and nourishing :)

Hubby had two bowls of this and I am happy to report that he has almost recovered from his bout of sore throat. Looks like the chicken noodle soup worked its magic :)

Look what Hubby carved out this morning - an apple swan :) All thanks to Youtube.
I'm totally impressed!

Baby D loved it too :)

Chicken noodle soup
Recipe by Baby Sumo
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 2 hrs 10 mins
Serves 2

1 large chicken breast, skin removed (approx.400g)
1.2l water
2 large onions, peeled and quartered
1/2 radish, cut into 1 inch chunks
2 bay leaves
6 black peppercorns
1-1 1/2 tsp salt, to taste

100g dried Chinese egg noodles
2 Chinese cabbage leaves, thinly sliced
2 Shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 spring onion, finely chopped

To serve
Soy sauce

1. In a large pot, place chicken, onions, radish, bay leaves, black peppercorns and water. Bring to the boil, then lower to low heat and simmer for 2 hours. Skim any scum that rises to the top. Strain the stock and set aside.

2. In a separate pot, bring a pot of water to the boil. Cook noodles for 4-5 minutes, then drain and divide into two bowls.

3. Using two forks, shred the chicken into small pieces. Set aside.

4. Place stock from Step 1 into a saucepan/pot, and bring to the boil. Season with salt, then add Chinese cabbage and mushrooms and cook for about 2 minutes. Ladle soup and vegetables into bowls, top with shredded chicken and garnish with spring onions. Serve with soy sauce, for dipping chicken in.

Note: You can also replace radish with 1 carrot.

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*This recipe was featured on Asian Food Channel's Facebook page on 26 February 2014.


  1. What a perfect meal to request when sick! And I love the apple swan too-it's so cute :D Hope your hubby is feeling better!

  2. Sound easy to cook and look yummy . Thanks for sharing :-D

  3. really luv that apple swan.. ! so cute.. too nice to eat really!

  4. I have heard that many friends are sick now. We were also all sick during our last 11 days in Malaysia. Hope he is fully recovered by now. Your son can soon become another foodie, hehe.

  5. Love the addition of radish, must be a sweet and flavorful broth. Thanks for sharing, do drink more water too :)

  6. Healthy and Yummy. I love chicken soup too.

  7. Simple and delicious, a perfect lunch in the super hot weather!

  8. That's a nice soup base.... And you prepare the food, he prepares the fruit... What a perfect couple in the kitchen

  9. looking delicious...drooling right now...

  10. This is simple and delicious.
    Very good for Saturday lunch!

  11. Yen, chicken soup is always good. Hmmm...your hubby is good with his hands - love the apple swan!

  12. Yen , just finished slurping Joyce's scrumptious noodles and will try yours now lol The apple swan is pretty , 2 thumbs up to your hubby .

  13. Tomorrow I'm going to one of the shopping mall here. Hope I can find some of these ingredients in the supermarket then can try this recipe. :D

  14. Delicious heart warming chicken noodle soup! Spells comfort all over! Love that apple swan btw! Have a great weekend! See u ard in IG haha!

  15. This is a delicious recipe, noodles and soup just lovely, thanks for sharing this...



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