Chinese Chicken Noodle Soup

    17 min

    A truly scrumptious Chinese dish, which takes less than 10 minutes to cook. Chicken, celery, instant noodles and lettuce are simmered in a chicken stock, seasoned with turmeric, ginger, chilli and soy sauce.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh root ginger
    • 2 tablespoons chilli paste
    • 450g cooked chicken breast, chopped
    • 1 litre chicken stock
    • 2 teaspoons sugar
    • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 125g celery, chopped
    • 1 (85g) packet instant noodles
    • 55g lettuce, finely chopped
    • 50g spring onions, chopped

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:7min  ›  Ready in:17min 

    1. In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Cook turmeric, ginger and chilli paste in oil until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in chicken, stock, sugar, soy sauce and celery. Bring to the boil, then introduce noodles and cook 3 minutes. Stir in lettuce and remove from heat. Serve garnished with spring onions.

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    Liked it a lot. Just recovering from stomach bug and told to stay off veg so omitted the sweetcorn,spring onion and the lettuce but still very good. Have saved recipe and will definitely do again. Next time though probably with all the bits added back.  -  11 Nov 2013


    Very easy to make . Could not find chilli paste for my ingredients so used sweet chilli sauce . Would defo do this again  -  27 Jan 2013


    good recipe, easy to follow. but the end result was a bit dark. but was really nice the whole family enjoyed it. defiantly a 'future recipe'  -  25 Nov 2012