Chicken Manchow Soup

Chicken Manchow soup is an Indo Chinese dish; known for its hot and spicy flavors. It is extremely delicious and a perfect balance of chicken and vegetables loaded with plenty of flavors! Served with fried noodles it is always a delightful treat for kids and adults as the crispy fried noodles is the perfect accompaniment to the hot and spicy brown soup. Chicken Manchow soup is a recent addition to my menu as I never thought it was this easy to prepare. I frequently make chicken soup at home as it boosts immunity and the kids enjoy hot soups during cold climate. It is my powerful weapon to fight colds and sore throats.

The chicken, vegetables, egg, spices and herbs all makes the Chicken Manchow Soup special and you will surely enjoy the spicy, tangy flavors on a rainy day. You can make the chicken stock or broth a day ahead to save time and fried noodles can be stored in an airtight container well in advance. It is a fantastic healthy soup and quite easy to make like my homemade chicken soup. Always remember that when you make chicken stock at home, it is best to use the bony parts like neck, wings and legs and cook on low heat for an hour. It makes the soup healthier. While making stock you can add your choice of vegetables, onion and garlic to make it stronger and it would effectively ward off the “bacteria and virus”. Hope you will try my Chicken Manchow soup recipe and let me know your feedback. Enjoy!!

Cuisine : Indo-Chinese

Serves: 4

Ingredients :

Chicken stock/ broth (check link): 4 ½ cups
Corn Flour: 4 tbsp or more
Water: ¼ cup
Egg: 1 no.
Ginger: 1 small piece
Garlic flakes: 6 flakes
Green Chili: 2 nos.
Red Chili sauce: 1 tbsp
Soy Sauce: 1 tbsp
Sugar: a pinch
Pepper Powder: ¼ tsp
Carrot: ½ cup
Cabbage: ½ cup
Chicken shredded: ½ cup
Capsicum/ Bell Pepper (optional): ¼ cup
Spring Onion: little
Coriander Leaves/ Cilantro: little
Fried Noodles: 1 cup

Method:

Chop the garlic, ginger and green chilies finely. Chop the carrots and cabbage thinly. Chop the spring onion and Coriander leaves. Strain the broth and discard the bones and vegetables. Shred the chicken from the bones and keep aside.

Heat oil add the ginger, garlic, green chilies and sauté well. Add the carrots stir for a minute and add finely shredded cabbage. Add the chicken pieces, pepper, Red chili Sauce and soy sauce. Add a pinch of sugar. Mix well and finally add the spring onion and coriander leaves. Take off from fire.

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Heat the Chicken stock and bring to a boil. Mix Corn flour in ¼ cup water and pour to the stock, stirring continuously to avoid lumps, to thicken the soup. Add more corn flour mixed in little water if the soup is not thick enough. Beat one egg and add to the soup through a strainer. Make sure the strainer is held high and the egg drops in a thin line to the boiling soup. Stir continuously while doing this to get a nice thread like texture.

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Now add the chicken and vegetable mix to the soup. Bring to a boil and keep aside. Serve hot with fried noodles.

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For frying the noodles, cook noodles (any) in water without any masala. (I Used Hakka noodles). Add little salt when it is half cooked and bring to a boil. Strain and keep for cooling. Once it is cold, fry in oil till crisp. Make sure not to brown them. You can keep it in an airtight container for two weeks.

Hope you and your family will enjoy this wonderful soup. Let me know if you like it or share with your friends through the share buttons on the side. It will definitely inspire me. Thanks and God Bless!!

Tips:

  • Add more green chilies or chili sauce if you like it spicier.
  • Adjust the corn flour measure to achieve desired thickness.
  • Sugar is added to balance the flavors and seasoning.
  • The soy sauce used is dark soy sauce, if you are using light soy sauce, add more to get the desired taste.
  • The vegetables should not be over cooked, just stir fry for one minute.
  • You can add Red capsicum or/ and Mushrooms, Onions, Beans as per your choice.
  • Adding Coriander leaves gives the soup a special delightful flavor and appeal.

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