Thai Chicken and Noodle Soup

thai chicken soup

This dish is full of ingredients with medicinal properties and is really delicious at the same time. Cloves kill off bad bacteria and parasites. Ginger has been extensively researched and good for poor digestion, nausea, colds and and pain reduction especially with teeth and cardio health. Turmeric really is a superfood, with anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects protecting the cells from damage.and maintaining immunity. It is also great for brain health.

5cm piece root ginger
3 garlic cloves
1 green chilli
1 lemongrass
350g chicken fillets
1 tbsp coconut oil
½ tsp turmeric 1
½ chicken stock cubes
600ml water
400ml can coconut milk
150g green beans
2 medium carrots
120g brown rice noodles
3 spring onions
100g beansprouts
2 tbsp tamari

1. Peel and finely chop the ginger, crush and finely chop the garlic, and deseed and chop the chilli. Lightly bash the lemongrass to release the flavour.
2. On a separate chopping board, cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces.
3. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat and add the chicken, ginger, garlic, chilli, turmeric and lemongrass. Cook for 2-3 mins stirring well.
4. Make up the stock, adding the stock cubes to boiling water. Pour into the saucepan along with the coconut milk. Bring to the boil stirring it well before reducing it to a simmer. Simmer for 10 mins.
5. Trim the green beans and cut in half. Cut the carrots into matchsticks. Add to the pan and cook for a further 5 mins.
6. Add the noodles to a pan of boiling water and cook for a few mins (according to packet instructions) then drain.
7. Trim and finely slice the spring onions. Wash the beansprouts thoroughly. Add both to the pan and heat for a further 1-2 mins or until tender.
8. Stir in the noodles and tamari.