Chicken manchow soup recipe

Restaurant style chicken manchow soup

Serving chicken manchow soup with fried noodles for chicken manchow soup recipe

Chicken manchow soup recipe with photos and videos
What is Manchow soup?
Manchow soup is a popular fusion soup recipe of Indo Chinese Cuisines , it is a hot and spicy soup made from mix vegetables with both vegetarian and non vegetarian version. Choice of vegetables are simmered with spices like ginger, garlic and chili and then seasoned with salt ,pepper and  soya sauce And served with crisp fried noodles.

Small cubes of chicken pieces are simmered with vegetables and  herbs like ginger , garlic , chilli and then seasoned with salt , pepper , egg and soya sauce for chicken manchow soup recipe.
 Manchow soup is  considered as one of the best soup for cold and flu. Although Hot n Sour soup is treated as a best soup for cold and flu remedies , manchow soup also have some incredible health benefits.

You can prepare this easy and delightful chicken manchow soup at your home quite comfortably with easily available ingredients in your kitchen.

You can make both veg and chicken manchow soup with the same method of preparation .
In veg manchow soup , different types of vegetables like beans, carrot, cabbage , mushroom and tomato are used.
But in  chicken manchow soup in addition to the above ingredients  chicken and beaten egg are used .  Rest of the methods for both the soup are same.

Steps to make the recipe

Preparation

You can either boil the chicken breast and then cut into small cubes size pieces and use the water as stock water in the soup.

Or use raw after cutting into small pieces. I love to use the raw chicken while making the soup.

Heat oil in a wok or a pan and saute ginger and garlic in high flame. When  light brown add the chopped tomatoes and saute further for one minute till the tomatoes become translucent.
Sauteing tomatoes ginger garlic for chicken manchow soup recipe
If using raw chicken then add them now and saute stirring continuously in medium flame heat.

Sauteing raw chicken with tomatoes ginger garlic for chicken manchow soup recipe

Now add the chopped carrots, cabbage mushroom and bamboo shoots and saute further. Add green chili paste and mix well.

Sauteing chopped cabbage carrots mushroom and bamboo shoots for chicken manchow soup recipe

Add 1 cup water and simmer for a while then add salt and white pepper powder.

You can use chicken stock or vegetable stock instead of water for the recipe.

Simmer the soup for 1 more minute and add 1 teaspoon corn flour mixed water(slurry).

See the thickness of the soup  and if required pour half teaspoon more corn flour slurry.

Simmering vegetables with corn starch water mixture for chicken manchow soup recipe

Now add the dark soya sauce into the soup and mix well . Adjust the colour of the soup and if required add little more soya sauce.

Let it simmer for a while and then pour 2 teaspoon of beaten egg slowly into the soup by the side.

Pouring beat egg into soup for chicken manchow soup recipe

If you are using a boil chicken then add it now after pouring the beaten egg.

Simmer and sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves and remove in a bowl and serve hot with fried noodles.

Chicken manchow soup topped with chopped coriander

Fried noodles for manchow soup

You can easily make fried noodles for you manchow soup. First boil them in salted water with little cooking oil in water till almost done .  Boil them for about 3 minutes.
Then immediately drain and wash them in cold water and spread out and dry for 30 minutes.
Therefore dust and tossed them with corn flour, which will make them extra crisp while frying.
Lastly heat oil in medium flame and fry them for 2 - 3 minutes till crisp golden brown.

Benefits of chicken manchow soup

This soup has full of healthy vegetables and nutrition and protein so it is considered as a healthy soup .  Herbs like ginger , green chili and coriander leaves has many health benefits as well.

Manchow soup is a spicy and hot soup having ingredients like ginger  which  is a natural way to treat nausea , a common flu symptom. It has  anti-inflammatory properties as well. Ginger can reduce the effect of sore throat as well and it has been widely used for sore throat since old ages.
Chilli used in this soup  ensure that your nose start running and mucus starts moving. So it is good to have a chicken manchow soup for cold .

Manchow soup for weight lose 
Manchow soup is also helpful to weight loss as for its low calorie value. It has full of nutrient vegetables which can be effective to curb the appetite. It can keeps you full for longer time . Low calorie value is a plus point to weight loss . Don't take much fried noodles or avoid  completely with manchow soup for weight loss.

Manchow soup in pregnancy

There is no problem if you take chicken manchow soup prepared at home during pregnancy. Although in restaurants , MSG is used in manchow soup preparation but there is no scientific research yet to confirm MSG's significant side effects.
The United States food and drug administration (FDA)  consider MSG to be generally recognised as safe. And requires manufacturer to feature added MSG on food lebels.

 Difference between Hot n Sour soup and Manchow soup
These two soups are both hot and spicy and has some similarities in their preparation. Both of them have almost identical appearance .
The difference between them is that in hot n sour soup , red chilly sauce , vinegar and red chilly paste are used to prepare, whereas in manchow soup these are not used.
Hot n Sour soup is comparatively more hot and spicy than manchow soup.

You can read the full recipe for chicken hot and sour soup to understand the differences between them in details.
Hot and sour chicken soup or

I personally love chicken manchow soup  for extra proteins with lots of healthy vegetables.  Love those small pieces of chicken  with this hot spicy soup.

Chicken manchow soup recipe

Chicken manchow soup serving with fried noodles

Chicken manchow soup is a popular fusion soup of Indo Chinese cuisine made using
 different types of vegetables like beans, carrots, cabbage, mushroom and tomato. Small cubes of chicken pieces are simmered with vegetables and herbs and seasoned with salt, pepper and soya sauce. Beaten eggs are used to make it.

Prep time     cooking time.     serving
10 min.          10 min.                    2
Author :- Mobasir hassan

Ingredients
  • 1 chicken breast piece
  • 2 teaspoon finely chopped cabbage
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped tomato
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped carrot
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped button mushroom
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped bamboo shoots
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1/3 teaspoon green chilli paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dark soya sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon White pepper powder
  • 2 teaspoon Corn flour ( starch)
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 teaspoon cooking oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped corriander leaves
  • 1/2 cup fried noodles for serving
   How to make the recipe
  1. Heat 1/2 teaspoon oil in a wok or pan  in high flame and saute ginger and garlic till light brown.
  2. Add the chopped tomatoes and saute till they are translucent in high flame.
  3. Now add raw chicken if using and saute further for 30 seconds.
  4. Mix the chopped carrot, cabbage, mushrooms and bamboo shoots. Add green chili paste and mix well.
  5. Pour 1 cup of water and simmer for a minute. Add salt and white pepper.
  6. Now pour the corn flour slurry(1 teaspoon corn flour mix with half cup water) into it.
  7. Check the thickness of the soup now if required add more slurry.
  8. Add the dark soya sauce and mix well.
  9. Now pour the beaten egg by the side and simmer for a minute. If using  boiled chicken then add them now.
  10. Check the seasoning and sprinkle chopped coriander leaves and remove.
  11. Serve the chicken manchow soup with fried noodles.
                     Video

Chicken manchow soup recipe video



Calorie value (estimate only)
  • Calories :- 543.8 kcal
  • Carbohydrate :- 64.8 g | Fats :- 18.4 g
  • Protein :- 33.5 g
Calories in fried noodles :- 153 per 100g fried noodles.
    Serving tips 
  • Manchow soup is generally served with crisp fried noodles.
  • Soyaa sauce , vinegar and chilli water in small sauce bowl is also served along with chicken manchow soup.
Dipped fried noodles into chicken manchow soup

                  Recipe notes

  • You can use different types vegetables of your choice like beans , capsicum ,bell peppers. It is best to use raw chicken instead of pre boiled chicken pieces.
  • Adding mushroom and bamboo shoots  are optional . But these two are important ingredients for a authentic chicken manchow soup.
  • You can either fry steam noodles in oil till crisp golden brown to make fried noodles to served with chicken manchow soup.

 Bamboo shoots benefits 

• It is rich in vitamin B complex group of vitamins which are essential for optimum cellular enzymatic and metabolic functions.
• It is one of the very low calorie vegetables 100 gm of fresh bamboo shoots holds only 27 kcal. So it is good for weight loss.
• Bamboo shoots is rich in minerals especially manganese and copper. It isa excellent source for potassium. 100 gm contains 533mg . Potassium is a important components of cells and body fluids.
• It is rich in dietary fiber also.

What is the best soup to eat when sick 
Chicken manchow soup is one of the best soup to eat when sick. Because it has protein in chicken and antioxidants in vegetables that can make antibiotics to kill harmful bacteria and viruses. A healthy soup also provides a easy way  to digest nutrients we need when we are sick.
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