Nickey's Chicken N Asparagus Soup

"A very light, simple chicken soup. Time does not include time to bring stock to boil ... might add another 5 minutes? Hehehe, I know I shouldn't write this here because you might not want to try it! Here's my friend's reaction even though I warned him that it was mildly flavored and easy on the stomach...and that he might want to add the very ingredients that he did! "About the soup...hehehe...I boiled the chicken in water for the broth, then added the chicken stock, shredded chx and asparagus. Well, the flavor just wasn't there and so I added a little salt then shoyu...something is missing...Aha, a little bit of dashi, the one with no MSG. Suddenly it changed the whole flavor! Auwe! Jam-up! And SO I decided to add sesame oil. Now this soup has gone through a metamorphosis...I call this soup: Oriental flavored Chicken Asparagus Soup. Guess I'll be bringing the soup to work for lunch.""
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Ready In:




  • Bring stock to a rolling boil in a medium size pot.
  • Combine chicken and cornstarch paste in small bowl; set aside.
  • Cut off and discard tough ends of asparagus. Diagonally slice tender parts into short lengths -- about 1 to1-1/2 inch lengths.
  • Add the asparagus to the boiling stock. Bring to a boil and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Add the chicken to the pot, stirring to separate. Bring back to a boil and simmer for another 2 minutes.
  • Add pepper to your taste. Serve hot.
  • NOTE: A little cilantro to garnish and flavor is nice.

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  1. Have to agree with Granny Moses, proscessing the tougher parts, what a great idea.Think I would have added onion too. LOVE ONIONS in anything.
  2. I had to make one change (not counting the optional seasonings mentioned). I had the tougher parts of the asparagus left over, so once softened and cooled I put them through the food processor. It doesn't look the same, but sure is good. A great soup to have in rainy, cold spring weather.


<p>Aloha! I just recently started spending more time in the kitchen and am learning that cooking and baking can be fun as well as challenging. My favorite cookbook resources are my 'gourmet' sister and the very patient and generous Ohana of Zaar.&nbsp;Mahalo nui loa! <br /><br />My rating system: The first time I try a recipe, I follow the instructions as given; if I do a little tweaking, I keep that in mind when rating. It's not right to rate lower because of something I did or didn't do. <br />***** ... Excellent! Tasted great with/without tweaking. <br />**** &nbsp;... Loved It! Tasted great with/without tweaking. <br />No stars ... May be an excellent recipe but I was unable to get it to work for me. May or may not try again later. We don't all have the same taste preferences. I've found recipes with lots of five stars that just didn't work for me and some with less that I thought were great. <br />Thank you All for sharing!</p>
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