Chinese Chicken Soup


This Chinese chicken soup is packed with great ingredients, including deep-fried glass noodles, shredded omelette, and crunchy bean sprouts.

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Chinese chicken soup
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2023-06-15, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 35 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 15-06-2023

35 minutes 4 people Lunch
Chinese chicken soup


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  • 2 chicken fillets / breasts
  • 2 litres of chicken stock
  • 3 eggs
  • Glass noodles
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 cm fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine
  • A handful of bean sprouts
  • Sunflower oil
  • 2 spring onions or ⅓ leek
  • Sesame oil
  • Pepper
  • Salt
Chinese chicken soup ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • Frying pan
  • Large saucepan
  • Wok or deep frying pan
  • Chopping board
  • Chef’s knife
  • Bowl
  • Kitchen paper
  • Tongs
  • 2 forks
  • Tablespoon or knife

Chinese Chicken Soup

35 minutes 4 people Lunch

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Preparation – 25 minutes

Peel the carrots and cut them into thin strips or slices; do the same with the spring onions.

Bring 2 litres of chicken stock to a boil in a large saucepan. Lower the heat and cook the chicken fillets in the stock until tender. Add in the carrots.

While the chicken is cooking, continue with the rest of the recipe. Beat 3 eggs in a bowl, and add salt and pepper to taste.

Add a dash of sunflower oil to a frying pan and cook an omelette that is as thin as possible (so do not add too much egg to the pan).

Repeat this step until all the egg has been used. Place the omelettes on top of each other. Wait a moment for the omelettes to cool down and then roll them up.

Cut the omelettes into thin strips with a chef's knife. You can see how they are cut in the photo.

Add 200 ml sunflower oil to a wok or deep frying pan. Heat the oil and deep-fry the glass noodles in it. See below for a short film on how to do this:

Set aside the fried glass noodles on a piece of kitchen paper.

As soon as the chicken fillets have cooled down sufficiently, you can shred them. You can simply use your hands to do this, but it is more efficient to do it using 2 forks.

Peel 2 cm of fresh ginger with a spoon or knife, and dice it as finely as possible.

Chinese chicken soup
Chinese chicken soup

Finishing the Chinese chicken soup – 10 minutes

Add the "pulled chicken" back to the pan of chicken stock. Now add pepper, salt and a tablespoon of rice wine to taste.

Add the chopped ginger and spring onion. Add a little sesame oil, to taste, and stir well.

Serve the chinese chicken soup with strips of omelette. Garnish with bean sprouts and finish off with fried glass noodles. Enjoy your meal!

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Chinese Chicken Soup: frequently asked questions

Does Chinese chicken soup help if you have a cold?

Chicken soup is always a good remedy if you’re suffering from a cold. The addition of lots of vegetables and eggs will make sure you are back on your feet in no time!

Can I replace the chicken?

That is difficult, as this recipe uses chicken, chicken stock and egg. You would really be better off opting for a tasty vegetable soup.