Vietnamese Inspired Chicken Soup

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Apr. 15, 2014

Here is my Vietnamese Inspired Chicken Soup which is a "restaurant remake" of one of my favorite soups from the City Wok restaurant in Studio City. This has chicken, rice noodles and lots of fresh vegetables that will still have some life and texture when you eat it. Seasoning is to taste and this recipe can definitely be customized.


Bok choy 4 Cup (64 tbs) , shredded
Green onions 1 Bunch (100 gm) , sliced
Shredded carrots 1 1/4 Cup (20 tbs)
Bean sprouts 2 1/2 Cup (40 tbs) , rinsed and washed
Jalapenos 1/2 , finely diced (or To Taste)
Cilantro leaves 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , stems removed
Lemon/Lime 1 , sliced
Sambal 1 Tablespoon
Homemade chicken stock 2 Quart
Chinese five spice 1 Teaspoon
Granulated garlic 1/2 Teaspoon (or to taste)
All purpose seasoning 1 Teaspoon (Grand Diamond All Purpose Seasoning)
Kosher salt/Soy sauce To Taste
Shredded chicken 3 Cup (48 tbs) , 2 ½ to 3 cups
Rice noodles 1 Pound



In a large pot, boil water and cook rice noodles according to the package direction.

In a large pot, pour in the chicken stock and simmer over medium heat.

Season with the Chinese five spice, granulated garlic, all purpose seasoning and salt. Stir well.

Add the chicken to the stock and simmer over medium heat.

Once the noodles are done, drain and rinse under cool running water.



In a serving bowl, place the desired amount of rice noodles, top with Bok Choy, green onions, carrots, jalapeno and bean sprouts. Ladle the chicken and chicken stock, about 2 cups, into each bowl and garnish with cilantro, sambal and lemon.



Serve hot and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 10

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 310Calories from Fat 44

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g7.7%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 711 mg29.63%

Total Carbohydrates 52 g17.3%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 6 g

Protein 14 g28%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet