Spicy Korean Chicken Soup

Spicy Korean Chicken Soup

Spicy Korean Chicken Soup INGREDIENT Spicy Korean Chicken Soup European Print This
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts: – calories – fat

Ingredients

1 tsp vegetable oil

6 chicken thigh fillets

1 onion, sliced

4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 Tbsp finely grated ginger

2 carrots, cut into bite-sized pieces

6 cups chicken stock

500g (1 lb) cabbage kimchi (use the juice and the cabbage)

2 Tbsp gochujang*

2 Tbsp soy sauce

300g medium-firm tofu, cut into 2cm cubes

2 tsp sesame oil

finely sliced spring onion to serve

sea salt

Instructions

STEP 1
Heat the vegetable oil in a large heavy-based saucepan over high heat. Season each piece of chicken and cook the fillets for about 3 minutes each side. Add the onion, garlic and ginger and cook for another 2 minutes until onion has softened slightly.

 

STEP 2
Add the carrot, chicken stock, cabbage kimchi along with the kimchi juice, gochujang and soy sauce. Bring to the boil then reduce heat to low and cover with a lid. Simmer for 30 minutes.

 

STEP 3
Season the soup to taste with extra salt if needed. Gently stir through the tofu and simmer for 2 minutes to warm through the tofu. Remove from heat and add the sesame oil. Divide among serving bowls and top with spring onion.

 

*NOTES:

  • Kimchi is a spicy and sour fermented Korean side dish often made from cabbage. Find it in the fridge section of Asian grocery stores.
  • Gochujang is a Korean chilli paste available from Asian grocery stores. If unavailable simply leave it out of the recipe and add a teaspoon of sweet paprika for added colour and chilli flakes for additional spice.

 

TIPS & TRICKS:

  • The kimchi, kimchi juice and gochujang are all spicy ingredients. To make a milder soup reduce the quantities of these.
  • This soup freezes well. If making the soup to freeze, leave out the tofu and add it in once the soup it is defrosted and ready to serve.
  • You can load up this soup with extra vegetables like potatoes, pumpkin, spinach and green beans.

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