This made from scratch easy homemade chicken noodle soup inspired by the Tibetan Thupka recipe is packed full of goodness and is a complete one-dish meal.
Chicken soup is the ultimate comfort food.
It’s soothing, warm and something that instantly transports you to childhood memories.
Memories of when mummy made chicken soup when you felt a bit under the weather.
When in doubt of what to cook for dinner or when I have bonny bits of chicken left, I resort to making different versions of chicken soup recipes.
This wholesome, ultra satisfying homemade chicken noodle soup does not require any complicated ingredients to make.
Here are is a snapshot of the ingredients for you will need to make chicken soup from scratch.
Fresh and Pantry Items
⇒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
⇒Honey – 2 tbsp
⇒Butter/avocado oil/olive oil – 3 tbsp
⇒Salt to taste
Optional Spices for Added Flavour
If you wish you can add 1 or 2 of the spices listed below to the boiling broth.
⇒Star anise – 1
⇒Cinnamon – 1
⇒Cloves – 3
⇒Peppercorn – 5-8
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.
Below is a stepwise recipe with pictures for making Tibetan Style Chicken Noodle Soup.
Fry the pieces of chicken in oil and seal the juices until golden brown on the outside.
Add chopped onions, ginger, garlic and green chillies to the pot and saute until translucent.
Next, add the chunky pieces of vegetables to the pot and stir fry for 3-4 minutes.
Now add warm water, coriander leaves stalk or roots and salt to the pot and bring to a slow boil.
Add your chosen whole spice to the broth at this point.
Continue to cover and boil on low flame for about 45 minutes. You can add whole spices such as peppercorn, bay leaves, cloves to the broth for added flavour and health boost.
After 45 minutes, remove the chicken pieces from the broth and add raw noodles and continue to cook.
While the broth is still boiling with the noodles, shred the chicken pieces and set aside for later use.
Finally, when the noodles are almost cooked ( leave it slightly al dente ) add fresh coriander leaves, chopped spring onions, lemon juice and the shredded pieces of chicken back in the pot.
Boil for another 2 minutes remove from heat and serve hot.
This recipe is one of the best easy homemade chicken noodle soup recipe you can make.
This dish is based on the Tibetan style of making Chicken Noodle soup called ‘Thukpa’.
Thukpa is also popular in Nepal and Burma .
The cold mountainous region make this the ultimate one-dish Healthy homemade chicken noodle soup.
Homemade soup not only tastes better but is also easy to make and wholesome for the entire family.
Everyone from a baby to an adult can enjoy a hot bowl of soup packed with the flavour and good health.
Loading it up with fresh vegetables such as carrots, beans, mushrooms, bakchoi and noodles makes is a wholesome awesome one-pot meal for the whole family.
This is a chunky chicken needle soup as the vegetables are diced or cut in large chunks, which makes the job easy.
On days when I am not too keen on stirring or chopping, I know a steaming pot of homemade soup will save the day!
A well made soup has the magic to strip away the tiredness, anxiousness and give you warmth and pleasure.
That is why they say, ‘ Chicken soup is for the soul! ‘
Apart from emotionally uplifting, chicken soup is good for cold.
Imagine sipping on a bowl of large healthy chicken soup at the end of long tiring cold day day!
Just want the soul and the body needs.
If you are looking for an instant winter warming drink any time of the day then here are my two goto’s.
I love to make all kinds of chicken soup, would love to hear your versions too.
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|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|
|Honey - 2 tbsp|
|Butter/avocado oil/olive oil - 3 tbsp|
|Salt to taste|