Thursday, November 20, 2008

Chicken Breast Soup

When the weather is as cold as now, temperature around 40 degree F. There is nothing comforting than this simple and delicious chicken breast chunky soup.

1 piece chicken breast (cut into bite size)
1 tablespoon chicken paste (you can substitute with 2 cups chicken broth)
2 cups water ( you don't need this if you have 2 cups chicken broth)
1 inch fresh ginger ( grated)
1 medium size yellow onion (Slice)
1 piece star anise
5 pieces cloves
2 pieces cardamon
1 stick of cinnamon
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
2 tablespoon olove oil for cooking
salt to taste
1 stick large carrot ( slice thinly with a peeler as garnish)

Clean chicken breast and cut it into bite size. Toss. Rub in with a pinch of salt, grated ginger and turmeric powder.
In a pot, heat olive oil on medium heat. Once the oil is hot, cook the chicken breast for about 3 minutes. Then add thin slices of onion. Mix well. Then add star anise, cardamon, cinnamon stick and cloves.
Add water then add chicken stock paste. Let it boil. Then add black pepper and salt to taste. Let it simmer until bubble. Turn off the heat and serve in a bowl warm. Garnish with some carrot's peel.


  1. This is a wonderful, spicy variation of "normal", typical chicken soup. Very creative!

  2. Hi Erik, thank you for your comment. Yes, ginger is very good as anti oxidant to your body. The combination of spices in this soup will make you warm. I hope you will try it.