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Leftover Chicken Soup with Noodles and Chilli

Leftover chicken can be used in so many ways and this Asian style Noodle soup is quick, simple and delicious!

Portrait close up image of a steaming bowl of chicken noodle soup made with leftover chicken

Leftover Chicken or Turkey.

So you have cooked yourself a wonderful roast chicken. The question is always what do you do with what is left!

Growing up that would usually be a sandwich, but there are so many more options.

If I have been shopping and had done some planning then I would do something like this radicchio salad.

But if all I have is my store cupboard then this soup really is a winner.

A cross between Chinese and Japanese noodle soups this dish is delicious and at 20 minutes it is stupidly quick to cook.

Portrait image of chicken noodle soup made with leftover chicken served in an Asian style bowls decorated with a blue flower

The Stock.

it does not matter what sort of soup you are making, if it has a stock base then you need to make sure that the stock is of great quality!

I always keep my chicken trimmings and carcasses and freeze them and turn them into neutral chicken stock when I have enough.

This is the best sort of stock to use!

Having said that there are some great shop-bought stocks available.

One thing you do need to check is the salt levels, poor stocks are loaded with salt.

We are adding fish sauce here so if your stock is very salty this will likely tip it over the edge.

Portrait close up image of chicken noodle soup made with leftover chicken served in an Asian style bowl decorated with a blue flower

Ingredient Guide.

This recipe is designed to be a leftovers recipe so you should swap and change the ingredients to suit.

I will usually save a couple of the outer leaves of savoy cabbage for this if I am cooking some.

But you can use any greens you have to hand.

Likewise with the noodles, please do use your favourites. I like wheat-based, or egg-based noodles. But if rice noodles are your thing then use them instead.

Leftover Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
Yield: 2 Servings

Leftover Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Nothing could be simpler than this Asian Style Chicken noodle Soup made with leftover roast chicken.

Ingredients

  • 175 g Roast Chicken
  • 1 Tbsp Fish Sauce
  • 2 Tsp Mirin
  • 1 Tsp Dark Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tsp Chinkiang Vinegar
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Cloves
  • 25 g Ginger
  • 1 Red Chilli Pepper
  • 750 ml Chicken Stock
  • 1 Star Anise
  • 75 g Egg Noodles
  • 50 g Cabbage

Instructions

  1. Peel and slice the garlic as finely as you can.
  2. Finely slice the chilli pepper into 2mm thick rounds.
  3. Peel and cut the ginger into batons as thinly as you can.
  4. Shred the cabbage as finely as you can.
  5. Add the fish sauce, mirin, soy sauce, vinegar, chilli, star anise and garlic to the stock.
  6. Bring the stock to a gentle simmer.
  7. When the stock has started to bubble add in the noodles and cook for 2 minutes.
  8. Shred the chicken.
  9. Add the chicken into the pan and the shredded cabbage.
  10. Cook on for another 2 minutes and serve hot.

Notes

I like it hot and spicy so add more red chili for garnish.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 755Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 271mgSodium: 1707mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 75g
Calorific details are provided by a third-party application and are to be used as indicative figures only.
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Ellie

Monday 5th of February 2018

Looks so delicious and comforting! I also love the bright colours! :)

Brian Jones

Wednesday 7th of February 2018

Thanks Ellie.

Pam

Monday 5th of February 2018

I love simple soups like this. Simple and quick are always winners in my book. I also turn to Asian flavors mostly when I think of soups. They are my favorite!

Brian Jones

Wednesday 7th of February 2018

Mine too.

Julie @ Running in a Skirt

Monday 5th of February 2018

What a tasty recipe! Love how you changed the flavors with this. So tasty!

Brian Jones

Wednesday 7th of February 2018

Thanks Julie, and really simple too :)

Whitney @ That Square Plate

Monday 28th of December 2015

I love how quick and easy this is! I need too cook more Asian dishes, yours always look so yummy!!

Brian Jones

Monday 4th of January 2016

Thanks Whitney really is a fabulous simple little number :)

Paige @ Where Latin Meets Lagniappe

Sunday 27th of December 2015

I love this Brian! And I love making quick soups too, especially in the winter. The Asian flavors and the star anise together sounds divine :)

Brian Jones

Monday 4th of January 2016

Thanks Paige, it is a good job rotisserie chicken is not a thing out here in Hungary or I have a feeling we would spend months living off this soup :D