EASY HOMEMADE CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP

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There are few dishes which give you instant satisfaction! This super easy chicken noodle soup inspired by the Tibetan Thupka recipe is one such comfort food.

Why Make Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

When in doubt or when I have bonny bits of chicken left, I resort to making different versions of chicken soup recipes.

This dish is based on Tibetan Chicken Noodle soup recipe called ‘Thukpa’.

Thukpa is also popular in Nepal and Burma since its a warm comforting soup perfect for cold mountainous regions.

I always recommend making chicken noodle soup from scratch. This is because the canned or packed versions are high in sodium and fat besides the additives.

Homemade soup not only tastes better but is also easy to make and wholesome for the entire family. From a baby to an adult everyone enjoys a hot bowl of Homemade Chicken Soup!

Loading it up with fresh vegetables such as carrots, beans, mushrooms , bakchoi and noodles makes is a wholesome awesome one pot meal for the entire family.

On days when I am not too keen on stirring or chopping, I know a steaming pot of homemade soup will save the day!

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Benefits of Chicken Noodle Soup

I am a firm believer that chicken soup is not only good for your soul but also for your body.

Its a given, that when anyone in our house comes down with cold (which is almost every other week, as we are toddler infested ;-)) I resort to making Hot Indian Masala Chai for mornings and soothing chicken soup, mostly an Easy Chicken Noodle Soup for evening meals served with garlic bread.

The reason being:

  1. Chicken soup helps to strengthen immunity and fight off cold viruses, including a runny nose and cough.
  2. Chicken noodle soup is supplemented by added vitamins and minerals when you add ingredients such as onions, garlic, carrots, coriander, any greens, and chicken.
  3. It is also great for keeping you hydrated when you aren’t feeling well.  Chicken soup is filled with electrolytes and helps in recovering from illness.  The natural salts, the warm soup and steam can be very beneficial in helping to clear mucus membranes and soothe irritated passageways in your nose and throat.
  4. Assists in weight loss and controlling body mass.  Chicken noodle soup provides a balanced diet of proteins, minerals, vitamins and carbs in one pot.
  5. Don’t know if you believe it or not but Chicken soup has been known to be beneficial in giving an emotional and psychological lift to your spirits and considered a comfort food. The warmth and the homemade taste can make a person feel better physically, emotionally and mentally.

How to Make Chicken Noodle Soup – The Tibetan Way

Below is a stepwise recipe with pictures for making Tibetan Style Chicken Noodle Soup.

To begin with here are is a snap shot of the ingredients you will need for the recipe.

Easy Chicken noodle soup recipe ingredients

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ingredients

Chicken with bones - 200 gms
Thick Noodles - 150 gms
Onions - 1, chopped
Ginger - 1 inch, minced
Garlic - 3 pods, crushed
Green Chili - 1, chopped or slit from the middle
Spring onion (optional) - 1, chopped
Carrots - 2, diced
Soja Sauce - 2 tbsp
Lemon Juice - 2 tbsp
Fresh Coriander Leaves - 1 large handful
Water - 6 cups
Chicken stock cube - 1 small
Honey - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
* Click to ingredient to choose one

Directions

1
Clean the chicken pieces well and brown it in hot oil til it changes in colour.
2
In the same deep pot, add the onions, ginger and garlic and saute till it becomes translucent for about 5 mins.
3
Now add the carrots, spring onions, green chili and stir fry for another 2 minutes
4
Next add water to the chicken and once it comes to a boil add the stock cube,salt and half of the coriander leaves.
5
Let the chicken simmer in low heat for 20 minutes to half an hour until the chicken is nice and tender and falls off the bone.
6
Remove the chicken pieces from the broth and shred into chunky pieces and set aside. Put the bones back into the broth so that it continues to release its flavour.
7
Lastly add the noodles, soya sauce and honey and let them boil till it gets cooked. Take care not to over do the noodles as it becomes too sloppy.
8
Finish off by adding fresh coriander leaves, lemon juice and the chicken pieces back into the broth, stir well and serve hot.