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Asian style chicken vegetable soup

Asian-Style Chicken Vegetable Soup: A Flavorful Bowl of Comfort

 

When you’re craving a warm, comforting meal with a burst of vibrant flavors, look no further than Asian-Style Chicken Vegetable Soup. This delightful soup combines tender pieces of chicken, an array of colorful vegetables, and a medley of Asian-inspired seasonings to create a bowl of comfort that’s as hearty as it is delicious. Whether you’re seeking a nourishing lunch or a cozy dinner option, this soup is sure to satisfy your palate and warm your soul. Let’s dive into the world of this flavor-packed delight.

Ingredients:

For the Asian-Style Chicken Vegetable Soup:

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 2 carrots, sliced into thin rounds
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup snow peas, ends trimmed and sliced
  • 1 cup bok choy, chopped
  • 8 oz. sliced mushrooms
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce (adjust to taste)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro leaves for garnish
  • Sliced green onions for garnish
  • Lime wedges for serving (optional)

Instructions:

Prepare the Asian-Style Chicken Vegetable Soup:

  1. In a large soup pot, heat the sesame oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped onion and sauté for about 3 minutes until it becomes translucent.
  3. Stir in the minced garlic and ginger. Cook for another minute until fragrant.
  4. Add the chicken pieces and cook until they start to brown, which should take about 5 minutes.
  5. Mix in the sliced carrots, celery, and red bell pepper.
  6. Pour in the chicken broth and water.
  7. Add the snow peas, bok choy, and sliced mushrooms.
  8. Season the soup with soy sauce, rice vinegar, sriracha sauce, salt, and black pepper. Adjust the level of spiciness to your liking with the sriracha sauce.
  9. Bring the soup to a simmer and let it cook for about 15-20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through, and the vegetables are tender.

Serve and Garnish: 10. Ladle the piping hot Asian-Style Chicken Vegetable Soup into bowls.

  1. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves and sliced green onions.
  2. If desired, serve with lime wedges for an extra zesty kick.

Cook’s Notes:

  • You can substitute chicken broth with vegetable broth for a vegetarian version of this soup.
  • For a heartier version, consider adding cooked rice or rice noodles to the soup.
  • Feel free to customize the vegetables based on your preferences. Broccoli florets, baby corn, or bean sprouts make great additions.
  • If you’re looking for a milder flavor, reduce the amount of sriracha sauce.
  • This soup is even more delicious the next day as the flavors have time to meld. Simply store it in the refrigerator and reheat when needed.

Asian-Style Chicken Vegetable Soup is a delightful combination of flavors and textures, bringing a taste of Asia to your dinner table. Whether you’re a fan of bold, spicy dishes or you prefer a milder option, this soup can be tailored to your taste. Enjoy the warmth and flavor of a comforting bowl of Asian-Style Chicken Vegetable Soup. 🍲🌶️🌿

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