Saturday, March 28, 2009

Chayote Chicken Rice Soup

Chayote is a sweet vegetable when cook in chicken soup. If you are conscious with carb in your diet, you can use chayote in your chicken soup to replace the starchy potato. This is a simple recipe that require no cooking skill at all. Rice is optional in this soup.

1 chayote (peel skin, seeded and dice)
1 big yellow onion (dice)
2 pieces star anise
4 pieces cloves
1 stick of cinnamon
1 cardamon pod
1 inch fresh ginger
1 piece chicken breast (cut into bite size)
1 cup short grain rice
8 cups water
3 tablespoon olive oil
1 cube chicken stock

In a big pot, heat olive oil on medium stove. Saute onion and chayote until soft. Add star anise, cardamon, cloves, ginger and cinnamon stick. Cook until fragrant. Add chicken pieces and stir until chicken half cook. Add rice, water and chicken cube. Let soup simmer for 20 minutes on low heat. Serve warm. This soup is so good that I fogot to dress it up with chives or parsley.


  1. Zue, I have seen this veg at the grocers but did not know what it was or it's uses....karang I tahu. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Chayote tu macam labu air / kundur ke ? Rasa macam mana ?

  3. Tie, rasa dia tawar jer. But crunchy kalau dice it up and add in your salad.

  4. Zue - is it same as chow chow? I like it with some udang and coconut milk.