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Spicy Asian Chicken Soup

Let yourself embark on a culinary adventure with my Spicy Asian Chicken Soup. Delicate slices of chicken, vibrant vegetables, and a tantalising blend of Asian spices come together in a steaming, flavourful broth. Each spoonful is a journey through the exotic flavors of Asia, promising a harmonious balance of heat and richness. Brace your taste buds for a spicy, aromatic delight that will warm your soul.

Total Time
30 min
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Ingredients for 4 – 6 Servings

  • 500g boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
    1 liter chicken broth
    200g shiitake mushrooms, sliced
    2 carrots, julienned
    1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
    1 onion, finely chopped
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, grated
    2 tablespoons soy sauce
    1 tablespoon fish sauce
    1 tablespoon sriracha sauce (adjust to taste)
    400ml coconut milk
    Juice of 1 lime
    Fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish
    Sliced green onions, for garnish
    Red chili flakes, for garnish (optional)
    Cooked rice or rice noodles, for serving

Total Time

  • Preparation Time
    15 min
  • Cooking Time
    15 min

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    1. Prepare Chicken and Aromatics:
      • In a large pot, heat a bit of oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion, minced garlic, and grated ginger. Sauté until fragrant and the onion is translucent.
    2. Cook Chicken:
      • Add thinly sliced chicken breasts to the pot. Cook until the chicken is no longer pink, stirring occasionally to ensure even cooking.
    3. Add Vegetables:
      • Add shiitake mushrooms, julienned carrots, and sliced red bell pepper to the pot. Stir well to combine with the chicken and aromatics.
    4. Add Broth and Seasonings:
      • Pour in the chicken broth, soy sauce, fish sauce, and sriracha sauce. Stir to combine. Bring the soup to a gentle boil and let it simmer for about 10-15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld and the vegetables to soften.
    5. Add Coconut Milk:
      • Pour in the coconut milk and stir well to combine. Let the soup simmer for another 5-7 minutes, allowing it to thicken slightly.
    6. Add Lime Juice and Adjust Seasonings:
      • Squeeze the juice of 1 lime into the soup. Taste and adjust the seasonings, adding more soy sauce, fish sauce, or sriracha sauce if needed.
    7. Serve:
      • Ladle the Spicy Asian Chicken Soup into bowls over cooked rice or rice noodles. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves, sliced green onions, and a sprinkle of red chili flakes if you prefer extra heat.
    Pro Tips
    • Enhance Flavors: Marinate chicken slices in soy sauce and a touch of ginger before cooking for extra depth of flavor.
    • Broth Boost: For a richer broth, simmer chicken bones in the broth for 20-30 minutes before adding the chicken slices.
    • Noodle Twist: Add cooked rice noodles to the soup just before serving for a heartier variation.
    • Garnish Creativity: Experiment with garnishes like crispy fried shallots, Thai basil leaves, or a squeeze of fresh lime juice for a personalized touch.


Calories per Serving:
Approximately 250 calories (may vary based on specific ingredients used). Immerse yourself in the flavors of Asia.

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