I don’t know about you but asian cuisine is by far my favourite of them all!! I love the different flavours incorporated into each dish and the no fuss cooking involved when creating each one. Thats why I’m sharing one of my favourite, easy, no fuss dishes with you… Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
So my husband and I are nuts about those massive bowls of deliciously flavoured soups you get in Chinese restaurants. One cold, crappy day we were faced with having no food in the house to cook with but we both really fancied a bowl of hot, mouthwatering Chinese soup for dinner, thats when we thought ‘well how hard can it be to make!?’… We went from shop to shop trying to find Chinese cabbage (which is evidently just a more delicate, thinner cabbage… But we needed it!) as well as collecting all the rest of the simple ingredients we needed to get our tastebuds dancing! Now I don’t know if this is quite how the soup is actually supposed to be made as its my own adaptation but Its beautiful and delicious and definitely oozes asian flavours, so enjoy this little recipe of delight and let me know if you try it!!
What you’ll need (for 2 people)
A bunch of spring onions
A few leaves of Chinese cabbage
3 garlic cloves
2 small handfuls of fresh corriander
500ml chicken stock
4-6tbsp Soy sauce
Noodles (any kind you like I usually use thin dry noodles in little nests)
2 Chicken breasts
1-2 whole green chillies
Add your chicken stock to a pan and gently heat, add the soy sauce and give it a stir.
Chop your spring onions (you can actually use the entire length of these in this), your cabbage leaves & your chillies and add to the broth.
Start to pan fry your chicken on a medium heat, (I use coconut oil to cook with as its the healthiest option but you can use whatever you like) this will need to cook fully through until golden brown on the outside.
As the broth starts to boil put it on simmer and add your dry noodle nests to soften, do not stir! (If you’re using another type of noodle cook it according to the packet!)
Finely chop your garlic and fry off in a small part of the pan your chicken is cooking in. You don’t want to mix these together!
Once your noodles have softened take the broth off of the stove. Once your chicken is fully cooked through slice into nice horizontal masterpieces!
Add the noodles to your bowl, fill the bowl with the remaining broth (this should slightly cover the noodles) place your sliced chicken on top the noodles. Using that garlic you fried off earlier place a good amount onto your chicken breast. Finish with a handful of coriander and you are well on your way to food heaven!!
You can tell I love my food can’t you!!