Asian Inspired Soulful Chicken Soup

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Asian inspired soulful chicken soup will knock your socks off! Simple and easy to make. Guaranteed to be slurped up in not time at all!

Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken noodle soups are probably one of the most traditional and loved comfort foods. When you have the sniffles or a cold, what do you want. Chicken noodle soup. It’s healing virtues, even if some of the healing powers are just making your feel better, are real.  

Actually according to Duke University, Chicken contains an amino acid called cysteine that is released when the soup is made. This amino acid thins mucus in the lungs, aiding in the healing process. Chicken also plays its role as a great source of protein for your muscles. 

How to Make Chicken Soup

If you’re looking for a recipe that shows you how to make chicken soup the simple way, then this is your recipe. With just a few ingredients, fresh chicken and a little time, you’ll be tasting the healing yumminess of grandma’s homestyle chicken noodle soup. And, I’m talking lots of noodles! 

Chicken soup. Truly loved by all! Now I’ve made a wonderful Italian dish, chicken piccata, into a chicken piccata soup! Another great chicken soup with an Italian dish twist is Chicken Marsala, and it’s THE most popular post I’ve ever shared on Facebook. Seen by over 160k and shared over 1,300 times!

Asian Soups

There’s a reason I call this ‘asian inspired soulful chicken soup’. Because this is not ‘just’ a chicken soup. This is one of those healing healthy Asian soups that truly penetrate your soul with every bite!

You could purchase a deli rotisserie chicken, debone it and use the meat, but you wouldn’t have the nutrient rich broth that comes only from those bones, stewing those bones. Well, unless you boiled the carcass. And, there you go, you have the same time in it had you started with a whole bird.

Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

Some may think making Asian chicken noodle soup from scratch is time-consuming and complicated. But, I’m here to tell you that it is not. The most ‘difficult’, if you want to call it difficult, part is stewing the chicken. Now, you can get around this step if you want to save a little time, but in the end it’s really not that much time.

Asian Chicken Soup with Rice Noodles

Bottom line is that sometimes good stuff, like this chicken soup, takes a little time. After that chicken is done, you cool it and then start picking the meat from the bone. And, you can make this Asian chicken soup with rice noodles if you like. 

After that, it’s downhill all the way. Just a matter of dumping the remaining ingredients into the stock pot of broth and chicken and cooking for a wee bit of time. Just until those veggies and Asian noodles are tender.

Sides with Soups

Who doesn’t like sides with soups! Me me! And, here are some that I’d surely serve with this chicken piccata soup! Be bold. Be adventurous! 

Naan Bread Smoked Salmon Squares

Easy Thin Crispy Cornbread

Queso Cotija Buttermilk Corn Slaw

Crunchy Veggie Olive Salad

Cumin Coriander Chopped Salad

Healthy Asian Soup Recipes

This recipe makes a mother load. You’re going to have enough for a lot of people. Maybe have a soup party! Have everyone bring their own bowls, a bottle of wine, maybe a salad or dessert, and there you go, party is ready to go! And, it’s super healthy. Yes, healthy Asian soup recipes are a double hit because you want to have a second bowl. 

Spice in Chicken Soup

Oh, oh, one more thing. If your grocer doesn’t have some of the ingredients (I’m not talking exotic or expensive!), then I’ve got links to Amazon. I mean who doesn’t order from Amazon in today’s world. It’s about as easy and convenient as it gets! The spice in this chicken soup comes from the combination of ingredients. But, if you want more heat, as in really spicy, then just add your favorite hot sauce to your bowl . 

And, if you’re looking for another great soup, check out this cabbage roll soup! Yummmmm! Big time.

chicken soup

chicken soup

asian inspired soulful chicken soup

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  • 1 3 to 3 ½ lb. whole chicken, organic, rinse, remove inner stuffing parts
  • 2 tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ cup garlic chopped
  • 1 cup celery, sliced
  • 2 cups carrots, pre-cut into matchsticks
  • 1 ½ cups sweet onions, medium dice
  • 1 (8 oz.) can water chestnuts, sliced
  • 4 cups bokchoy, sliced with greens
  • 3 Tbl. Braggs Nutritional Yeast
  • ½ cup Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 1 (7 oz.) Lemongrass Basil Sauce, Saffron Road brand
  • 6 oz. Asian Style Noodles (I used Orchids Chuka Soba Oriental Style Noodles.)


Put the chicken in a large stockpot. Cover with water about 3 inches above the chicken. Add the salt. Cover and bring to boil.

Reduce heat to medium and let it simmer/boil for about two hours or until the chicken is tender enough to fall from the bone (at least 165 degrees internal temperature).

Remove chicken and debone. Return chicken meat to liquid in a stockpot.

Add the garlic, celery, carrots, onions, water chestnuts, bokchoy, nutritional yeast, chili sauce, lemongrass basil sauce.

Turn heat to medium high and bring to simmering boil for about 10 minutes. Reduce heat to medium low. Add the noodles. Submerge them in the liquid.

Cover and let it cook about 10 to 15 minutes. Use tongs or a pasta
scoop to separate the noodles.

Reduce heat to warm until ready to serve.

For a more brothy liquid, add chicken stock or broth to thin.

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  1. winter comes and soup is the demand of winter ,,,,,,,,,,,, you made agreat effort for us

    1. Moozi! You are so kind! Thank you. Yes, winter brings big demands for soup, and this recipe sure does fill the belly and make you feel soooooooooooo good! Sending lots of gratefulness! xoxx ~ally

  2. Where is the remainder of the recipe please, there is nothing about adding veggies and noodles to the cooked chicken.

    1. Shawn! Thank you for your keen eyes! I guess when I copied/pasted I didn’t realize I’d lost part of the instructions. Here you go. This soup is SO SO worth making! It’s simply fabulous. Thanks for visiting and please come back real soon. Appreciate your understanding, my friend! xoxx ~ally

    1. Michaela! Thank you, darlin…I think my fave part are the noodles…so rich and doused in that stewed chicken stock! xo

    1. Dear Toni!! Thank you and you’re so right…I had a huge bowl, actually the whole small pot, last night! xo

    1. Thank you, LIndsay! It’s all that and more…sure hope you try, luv! xo

  3. Sounds delicious – nothing quite like a comforting bowl of soup on a cold day and these flavors sound great.

    1. Caroline…thank you so much…yes, nothing quite as comforting as good ol’ chicken soup. And, this Asian twist keeps it fresh and interesting!

    1. Aida! Thank you! Yes, I just made it again today, and my hubby says it’s even better than ever! It’s kind of dreary and overcast here, a slight chill in the air, so it tastes really yummy. Have a wonderful day and evening, luv! xoxo ~ally

  4. Loving the Asian twist! Saving this one for those cold winter nights. Perfect!

    1. Lisa!! Thank you, and, yes, save for a coooollld winter’s night! It wards off what ails you! xoxo ~ally

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