A spicy addition to a classic soup. I normally make this with a whole chicken and let it cook for an hour, remove the meat, and return the bones for another hour on their own, chicken breasts are used here for simplicity.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add chicken, onion, and crushed garlic cloves; cook in hot oil until chicken breast is browned and onions start to turn translucent, about 5 minutes . Pour water, white wine, and lemon juice over the chicken mixture; stir sliced ginger, peppercorns, chicken bouillon, bay leaves, and white sugar into the liquid. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook for 45 minutes.

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  • Remove and discard the crushed garlic cloves. Remove chicken breasts from the soup to a cutting board; chop into bite-size pieces.

  • Add carrot, celery, kohlrabi, rosemary, and thyme to the soup. Reduce heat to low until the vegetables begin to soften, about 20 minutes.

  • Bring the soup to a boil. Return chopped chicken to the soup along with the egg noodles, minced garlic, and grated ginger; remove the pot from heat and let sit until the noodles have softened, about 10 minutes. Season with salt. Garnish with parsley.

Nutrition Facts

315 calories; 5.8 g total fat; 68 mg cholesterol; 949 mg sodium. 32.7 g carbohydrates; 22.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2012
This recipe rocks! I've had the flu for a few days now and made this recipe earlier today. It is so good and the ginger is great for the tummy problems. I doubled the recipe and made it with a whole chicken instead of breasts I think it gives much better flavor to the broth. Besides that I only added more celery because I love it. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/29/2014
The wine lemon and probably the ginger too is just too overpowering. I couldn't taste anything else. Read More
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54 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2012
This recipe rocks! I've had the flu for a few days now and made this recipe earlier today. It is so good and the ginger is great for the tummy problems. I doubled the recipe and made it with a whole chicken instead of breasts I think it gives much better flavor to the broth. Besides that I only added more celery because I love it. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2012
This recipe rocks! I've had the flu for a few days now and made this recipe earlier today. It is so good and the ginger is great for the tummy problems. I doubled the recipe and made it with a whole chicken instead of breasts I think it gives much better flavor to the broth. Besides that I only added more celery because I love it. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2014
This was a great tasting soup especially when one has a cold. Every time one of my kids has a cold I make chicken soup. Saw this one while browsing today and thought it would be a perfect cold-buster. Not only did both of my kids (sick) love it and eat multiple helpings my husband and I (healthy) thought it was awesome too. I did scale back the ginger and garlic by not adding it at the end because I figured my daughter wouldn't appreciate it - she did say it was a little ginger strong - but I thought a bit more would have been a perfect finish. One thing I changed was I used 2/3 chicken "Better than Bullion" and 1/3 beef "Better than Bullion" because it was what I had on hand. Still was quite tasty and will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2013
Absolutely loved this soup! I added shredded cabbage thighs instead of breasts and four kaffir lime leaves. If I had cold symptoms they're gone now. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2012
Awesome Awesome Awesome only thing I changed was no kohlrabi and chicken broth instead of water. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2013
Absolutly love this recipe. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2013
As far as chicken soup goes this is one of the best I've ever tasted. Normally I feel like chicken soup is either much too bland and watery or way too salty. This one isn't salty at all but instead has a nice fairly powerful ginger and rosemary flavor. The recipe as written makes a huge batch of soup. My husband and I each had a bowl for dinner my baby had a baby-sized bowl I froze half of the remaining batch in ice cube trays to serve my son for lunch in the future and there is still plenty for at least a day or two of lunches for me and my husband. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2014
Made this for my sick husband who absolutely loved it. I used a rotisserie chicken instead starting with raw chicken breasts but everything else was the same as the recipe. He said his cold symptoms seemed to subside enough to be able to fall asleep. He had some for breakfast the next day and said it tasted even better than the day before. I highly recommend for the sick and the healthy. Very tasty soup! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2015
I liked the flavor the ginger added and the soup in general felt healthy (I'm currently battling a cold). I did find the soup had a bit too much lemon so I might cut that down next time. That said I've never put lemon in soup and did like what it added to the soup. Would definitely make this again. I made the following changes: I halved the recipe used chicken thighs (with bones as my mom says the bones add flavor to the soup) instead of breasts used black pepper instead of peppercorns omitted the celery kohlrabi herbs and noodles added paprika and cumin didn't remove the garlic (I did slice it before adding to the soup) and let it simmer for about 2 hours total. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2014
This soup is awesome! My entire family loved it! I made only a few changes: did not use kohlrabi as my grocer did not carry it used Demerara sugar in place of white sugar and I substituted Chicken Broth for the bouillon and water. I will definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/29/2014
The wine lemon and probably the ginger too is just too overpowering. I couldn't taste anything else. Read More
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