How to Cook Spicy Chicken Dumpling Soup

How to Cook Spicy Chicken Dumpling Soup

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 15 mins

Cooking time: 30 mins

Ingredients needed to make Spicy Chicken Dumpling Soup:

For the dumplings:

  • 13 oz ground chicken
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 long red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger root, finely grated
  • 2 ½ oz canned bamboo shoots, drained and finely chopped
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

For the soup:

  • 2 ½ oz rice noodles, soaked in water for half a minute and drained
  • 4 baby bok choy, halved longitudinally
  • 1/2’’ fresh ginger root, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves
  • 12 fl oz coconut milk
  • 1 pinct 8 oz chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • ½ tsp caster sugar

For serving:

  • 8 fresh cilantro sprigs
  • 2 red chilies, deseeded and sliced

Cooking instructions for Spicy Chicken Dumpling Soup:

  • To make the dumplings, place the ground chicken in a bowl and throw in the bamboos shoots and grated ginger.
  • Add rest of the dumpling ingredients into the bowl and stir them all together to mix well.
  • Take small portions of the chicken mixture in your moist palms and roll them into small globes; keep aside.
  • To cook the soup, pour the coconut milk and chicken stock in a large saucepan and stir in the lime leaves and sliced ginger.
  • Cook the mixture until it starts simmering and lower the heat slightly.
  • Drop in the chicken dumplings and continue to simmer gently for 5 more minutes or until they are cooked properly.
  • Beat in the lime juice, fish sauce and sugar until the latter dissolves and fold in the bok choy halves.
  • Dump the rice noodles into the simmering soup and give it a nice stir to mix well.
  • Continue to simmer until heated through and ladle it into serving bowls so that each serving receives equal number of dumplings.
  • Sprinkle the sliced chili and cilantro leaves on top and serve hot.

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