Thai chicken soup

Thai chicken soup

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 1 hr, 30 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Create a mouth-watering chicken soup with leftovers from your roast lunch

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal206
  • fat2g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs35g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre2g
  • protein15g
  • salt1.96g
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Ingredients

  • 140g soba or wholewheat noodles
  • 100g beansprouts
  • 2 pak choi, leaves separated
    Pak choi

    Pak choi

    pak-choy

    This member of the cabbage family has a number of different names, including bok choy, horse…

  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and sliced
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 2 tbsp honey
    Honey

    Honey

    huh-nee

    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • juice 1 lime, plus wedges to serve
    Lime

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 4 spring onions, sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • ½ small bunch mint, roughly chopped
    Mint

    Mint

    mi-nt

    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

For the broth

  • 1 roast chicken carcass and wings
    Chicken

    Chicken

    chik-en

    Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…

  • thumb-sized piece ginger, bashed and sliced
    Ginger

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 spring onions, sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 5 peppercorns

Method

  1. To make the broth, place the chicken carcass and wings in a large pan. Cover with cold water, then add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 1 hr.

  2. Strain the chicken broth into a clean pan. Carefully pick out any pieces of chicken and return to the broth. Put the broth back on the heat and bring back to the boil.

  3. Add the noodles and cook for 3 mins until tender, then stir in the beansprouts, pak choi, red chilli, soy sauce, honey and lime juice, adding the squeezed lime halves to the pot, too. Can be frozen at this point. Cook for 2 mins more. Ladle the soup into bowls, scatter over the spring onions and mint leaves, and serve with the lime wedges for squeezing over.

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Comments (4)

Vicki200's picture
3.75

I was a little concerned with the blandness comment of the stock, so decided to use a fresh chicken rather than a carcass. I cooked the stock for an extra 45 minutes, as I used a fresh chicken, and also added a stalk of lemongrass and a red chilli, which gave the stock a back note of heat. As I'd used a fresh chicken I added some of the cooked meat to the finished dish at the end too. If I made it again I would probably use a little less lime, and use coriander instead of mint. But overall with a few tweaks it made for a really light, healthy but tasty dish.

Vicki200's picture
3.75

I was concerned about the comment regarding the blandness of the stock, so decided to use a fresh chicken instead of a carcass to make the stock. I cooked it for an additional 45 minutes to an hour longer, as I'd used fresh chicken, and added a stalk of lemongrass and a red chilli, which made for a really tasty stock, that had a slight back note of heat to it. Having used fresh chicken I added some of the chicken meat to it too. With just a few tweaks it ended up being a really lovely dish.

chickens82's picture

Enjoyed this recipe. First time I've made stock from my carcass and was initially concerned it didn't have enough flavour. But once it all came together - with extra mushrooms and baby corn - it was a delicious combination. I would make this again

jane_avery's picture
3

ok but seemed a bit bland - needed plenty of soy sauce -we also added fish sauce - I wouldn't rush to make again

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