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    Chicken Thukpa

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    Tulsi Regmi's Note:

    Himalayan Rice Noodle Soup with Vegetables and Chicken Slices

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    • 1 lb rice noodles
    • 6 cups chicken broth
    • 1/2 lb grilled chicken breast, cut into very thin 1/8 inch slices
    • 1/2 cup carrot, julienned
    • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, julienned
    • 1/2 cup celery, julienned
    • 1 cup spinach, washed and cut into pieces
    • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
    • salt and pepper, as needed
    • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro (to garnish)

    Soup Paste


    1. 1
      Cook noodles in boiling salted water until slightly undercooked.
    2. 2
      Drain and rinse; reserve in a large bowl.
    3. 3
      In a blender, mix all soup paste ingredients into a thick paste; reserve in a small bowl.
    4. 4
      In a sauce pan heat cooking oil; add soup paste, fry for 30 seconds or so.
    5. 5
      Add chicken broth; mix well.
    6. 6
      Bring to a boil; set heat to low and cook for a few minutes; adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
    7. 7
      Add all vegetables into the soup mixture; cook for a few minutes or until tender.
    8. 8
      You may add more broth if a soupier consistency is desired.
    9. 9
      Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
    10. 10
      To serve, pour soup broth into a serving bowl and add grilled chicken slices and cooked rice noodles. Serve immediately.
    11. 11
      Add hot chili sauce or tomato achar to the soup if you desire spicy soup broth.
    12. 12
      Garnish with chopped cilantro.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 27, 2011


      Wow! This is delicious. I had read the previous reviews, but forgotten about them when I made the soup. Perhaps this just shows that we're all different. I found the seasoning delightfully fragrant, and enjoyed all the different vegetables. I did substitute bok choy for spinach, but that was the only substitution. I also scaled the recipe for a smaller number of servings. I used thin rice noodles, but less than what is called for here. It may be that I'm very happy with this because I had no preconceived notion of how it should taste. Be that as it may, I will definitely be making this again. Thank you very much for sharing this recipe with us.

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    • on August 21, 2004


      this soup was all right, as a soup. it really lacked the 'zing' i'm accustomed to with thukpa i've had in the past. also, you may want to pour the broth over the noodles at serving time, rather than adding all the noodles to the stock pot. by the time we had gone back for seconds, the noodles had expanded and the soup was little more that a thick sludge.

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    • on December 07, 2006


      This was really bad. It tasted like south indian rasam with noodles-Not a nice combo at all!! Avoid!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Chicken Thukpa

    Serving Size: 1 (869 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 3

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 851.3
    Calories from Fat 103
    Total Fat 11.5 g
    Saturated Fat 2.4 g
    Cholesterol 64.3 mg
    Sodium 1869.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 140.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.1 g
    Sugars 6.2 g
    Protein 40.8 g

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