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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Updated on October 10, 2015

DAY 22, HUB #22

Quick & Easy Noodles

Warm bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup
Warm bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup | Source

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What Is Noodle Soup?

In Malaysia, you could taste this delicious yellow noodles soup, locally known as "MEE SOUP" or Chicken Noodle Soup in any Chinese restaurants, hawker stalls and open air food court.

Chicken Noodle Soup is easy to cook because it requires few ingredients and the most important factor is the stock.

No matter where I had tasted this warm delicious soup from Chinese restaurants to Malay restaurants, I still prefer homemade Chicken Noodle Soup which I self created with lettuce, kaile and ikan bilis stock . I love the stock very much even though I don't use any salt, MSG or pepper and even excluded all seafood ingredients.

Why are the Benefits of Chicken Noodle Soup?

This dish is easy to boil and taste similar to vegetarian soup as I wanted it to taste simple and perfect. The ikan bilis broth helps to warm up your stomach and spleen during cold weather and an awesome soup to spice up the poor appetite of sick patient.

Every now and then, my family would love to have a bowl of warm Chicken Noodle Soup for our lunch as we are tired of the regular rice with main dishes. We had an enjoyable time slurping the noodles, sipping the soup and burping which acknowledge contentment.

How to Substitute the Vegetables and Noodles?

As you may have known, this awesome chicken soup uses yellow noodles are oily and starchy.

Alternatively, you can substitute it with bihun ( rice vercimelli ) or yee mee ( dried noodles ) for a much healthier choice. Remember to soak the yellow noodles in a basin of water in order to remove the oil. Do not overcook the noodles. Otherwise, the yellow noodles will turn sticky and tasteless.

If you don’t like kaile or lettuce, replace them with other green vegetables of your choice; such as spinach, mustard greens, kangkong or cabbage.

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Here is my own version of Chicken Noodle Soup recipe which I recently cooked for my family’s afternoon meal.

Photos Guide to Ingredients

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I have 2 drumsticks and 1 chicken wing on handIkan Bilis cube stocka packet of yellow noodlessliced shallotstear bit size vegetablesbeaten eggs
I have 2 drumsticks and 1 chicken wing on hand
I have 2 drumsticks and 1 chicken wing on hand | Source
Ikan Bilis cube stock
Ikan Bilis cube stock
a packet of yellow noodles
a packet of yellow noodles
sliced shallots
sliced shallots
tear bit size vegetables
tear bit size vegetables
beaten eggs
beaten eggs

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 3-4 person


  • ½ packet of yellow noodles, washed and pre-boiled
  • 2 pieces chicken keel or chicken breast, ( I could only find 2 drumstick and 1 chicken wing )
  • 6 shallots, sliced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • A few leaves of kaile and lettuce, tear bit pieces
  • 1 cube of ikan bilis stock
  • 2 tablespoon of All purpose flour
  • 300ml water

You need a good wok to fry the chickens

boil the yellow noodles
boil the yellow noodles | Source
strain the noodles and let it cool under tap water
strain the noodles and let it cool under tap water
transfer noodles into a big bowl
transfer noodles into a big bowl
deep fry chicken meat
deep fry chicken meat
delicious fried chicken meat
delicious fried chicken meat
deep fry shallots
deep fry shallots
fragrant shallots
fragrant shallots
fried eggs
fried eggs
briefly boil vegetables
briefly boil vegetables
Pour in the precooked noodles
Pour in the precooked noodles
transfer all into separate bowls
transfer all into separate bowls
decorate side dishes on top
decorate side dishes on top
Pour in the soup when ready to eat
Pour in the soup when ready to eat

Ingredients to Prepare before Cooking

Break 1 egg into a small bowl and beat it well.

Wash kaile and lettuce to remove any particles or sand.

Cut the kaile into bite pieces. Do not cut the lettuce.

Peel of the shallots skin. Slice shallots vertically.

Remove the bones from the chicken meats. Discard all skin and fats.

Cut chicken meat into slices.

How to cook Chicken Noodle Soup

  1. Marinate chicken meat with a few dash of pepper, 2 tablespoon of all purpose flour and 1 tablespoon of beaten egg. Mix them well. Let it marinate for 15 minutes.
  2. Soak yellow noodles in a basin of water. Notice the oil surfaces on the water? Drain the yellow noodles. Discard the oily water.
  3. If the noodles are stuck together, separate them so that it will be much easier to cook them. Boil ½ pot of water. When the water starts to form bubbles, pour in the yellow noodles and stir them with a fork.
  4. When the noodles turn semi soft, turn off the heat. Pour the yellow noodles into a strainer. Let the tap water rinse the hot noodles so that they don’t get stuck. Transfer the strained yellow noodles into a big bowl.
  5. Heat up 10 tablespoon oil in a wok. You need more oil to fry the chicken meat. Otherwise, the chicken meat will absorb more oil if the oil is insufficient and take a longer time to cook.
  6. When the oil is hot, put in the marinate chicken meat one at a time. Do not pour in the whole chicken meat together because they will stuck together. Let the chicken meat cook for 10 min. Turn each chicken meat over when it turns golden brown. Make sure the chicken meat are cooked. Remove them to a plate.
  7. With the left over oil, sauté the slice shallots for 10 min. Don’t let the shallots burn. Keep stirring to ensure the shallots turn crispy. Remove them when the shallots turn golden brown.
  8. Now, fry the beaten egg in the wok. You can either scramble the eggs or fry in one big piece. Turn the egg over to make sure both sides are cooked. Drain the oil by pressing the fried egg against the side of the wok with a spatula. Transfer it to a plate.
  9. Bring 300ml water to boil in a soup pot. When the water starts boiling, add in kaile, lettuce and ½ cube of ikan bilis stock. Stir the soup with a ladle. Let the soup simmer for 10 minutes. Sprinkle a few dash of pepper and turn off the heat. Do not overcook the vegetables.
  10. Pour in the pre cooked yellow noodles into the soup while it is hot. Stir them with the ladle and immediately scoop up the yellow noodles and the vegetables into the bowl. The purpose of doing this is to let the noodles have the soup flavor. Otherwise the yellow noodles are tasteless.
  11. Decorate the yellow noodles with chicken meat, scrambled egg and shallots at the sides. You can sprinkle chopped spring onion if you like.
  12. Pour in a few ladle of soup into the bowl of yellow noodles when you intend to eat IMMEDIATELY. Otherwise, leave the yellow noodles dry. Soaking the yellow noodles with soup will cause the noodles to double up the size and absorb all the soup instead.

Easy Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Nutritional Label

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 bowl
Calories 60
Calories from Fat18
% Daily Value *
Fat 2 g3%
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 15 g5%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 3 g6%
Cholesterol 20 mg7%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Thanks, your recipes looks delicious too.

    • Journey * profile image

      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

      2 years ago from USA

      Hi peachy,

      Thanks for this chicken noodle soup recipe. It looks great.

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks missy smith, thanks for your stars, do enjoy this chicken noodle soup

    • Missy Smith profile image

      Missy Smith 

      5 years ago from Florida

      Mmmm...looks really yummy peachpurple. I love chicken noodle soup, although I've never attempted making it homemade. I also enjoy egg drop soup I order from the Chinese restaurants around here where I live.

      Giving 5 star rating and Voting ^^^

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Thanjs pegcole, it does certainly looks similar to r3staurant soup noodles

    • PegCole17 profile image

      Peg Cole 

      6 years ago from Northeast of Dallas, Texas

      This looks delicious and authentic like I've had at a restaurant. Thanks for the great method of cooking this soup and the recipe.

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Stacie L

      gee thanks, i am sure you will enjoy this soup

    • Stacie L profile image

      Stacie L 

      6 years ago

      I have always wanted to learn how to make chicken noodle soup. This recipe looks easy enough for me to try!


    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Home Sweet Home


      glad that i had found someone who loves soup too. Let's share !

    • Vacation Trip profile image


      7 years ago from India

      I love soups and this recipe in completely for me. Will bookmark this. Thanks for sharing. Voted up.

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Home Sweet Home


      Thanks for dropping by. I bet that you won't regret trying this soup. Give it a go !

    • carolina muscle profile image

      carolina muscle 

      8 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      This really looks delicious, and it's definitely healthy! Thank you!

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Home Sweet Home


      Thanks for being so supportive. Greatly thankful from the bottom of my heart.

    • vespawoolf profile image

      Vespa Woolf 

      8 years ago from Peru, South America

      This sounds like a delicious and healthy chicken soup. I like the tip of adding broth at the end so the noodles don't absorb all the liquid. I plan to use rice vermicelli and spinach. Thanks!

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Awesome! Living in china for 2 years, you should have learnt a great deal of chinese superstitions and recipes especially exotic food. Thanks for reading.

    • Insightful Tiger profile image

      Insightful Tiger 

      8 years ago

      Wow great! I have been looking for a soup recipe like this! I lived in China for 2 years and they have great soups there, this reminds me of that time:) Thank you for the hub:)

    • peachpurple profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Home Sweet Home


      Me too. I love eggs, fried shredded ones. Thanks for reading.

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      8 years ago

      Hello:) this looks delightful. I love the inclusion of the eggs, too. Makes the dish quite authentic.



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