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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.35 / 5 (103 votes)

Prep time:
15 min
Cook time:
15 min

Aaron Craze makes his partner Nicci’s delicious low-fat alternative to a Chinese takeaway


1. Put the spring onion into a pan with a little oil. Add the onion, ginger, garlic, chilli, the white parts of the pak choi and a pinch of salt and cook over a medium heat until the everything begin to soften slightly.

2. Add the chicken and allspice. Stir around and continue to cook for a minute or two then pour in the soy sauce and hot chicken stock. Bring to the boil, then toss in the green tops of the pak choi, the lemongrass and noodles and give the pan a good stir.

3. Leave to cook for 5 minutes or until the noodles are softened. Once ready check the seasoning, add 2tbs of chopped coriander, stir and serve.


  • splashes olive oil
  • 10 spring onions, roughly sliced diagonally
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cm knob of ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and julienned
  • 1 pak choi, white and green parts separated and shredded
  • 2 chicken thighs, skin and bone removed, flesh chopped into strips
  • 1 pinches ground allspice
  • 1 dashes of soy sauce
  • 1 litres hot chicken stock
  • 1 sticks lemongrass, bruised
  • 150 g egg noodles
  • 2 tbsp coriander, chopped

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Latest Comment


This is easy to make and absolutely fabulous. Will be making agai and again.

sarahK43859 sarahK43859  Posted 24 Nov 2011 7:43 PM

It was easy to do and the end result was excellent...

AlbertT92545 AlbertT92545  Posted 22 Sep 2011 8:45 AM

I found this recipe easy to follow an the end result was delicious. Will definately make again.

KARENH81956 KARENH81956  Posted 29 May 2011 1:15 PM

A very 'authentic' tasting dish, I much prefer it to getting a takeaway. Although it's a soup, I often add extra noodles and it then becomes more of a noodle dish (like a chow mein), brilliant for an evening meal. Lovely and warming too with just the right amount of spicyiness. And ignore below comments regarding the recipe being confusing, as it's just been updatedSmile

messyjessie86 messyjessie86 Posted 04 Mar 2011 10:15 AM

Thanks for all the comments, we have simplified the method and double checked the ingredients, so it should be easier to follow now.

Celia Good Food Celia Good Food Posted 21 Jan 2011 10:41 AM

Sorry, the confusing recipe and video instructions put off this amateur gourmet!

SuperKat SuperKat Posted 20 Jan 2011 7:17 PM

the recipe is confusing watching the video helped me. dont let the recipe or some of the comments put you off because its the best soup ever so fresh and tasty even my 3 young children loved it.

donnaM17997 donnaM17997 Posted 12 Jan 2011 2:40 PM

I think if you are going to attach the video at least let us see all of it even if you have to interrupt with sponsors ads. The video is no help if it conflicts with the recipe!

catlucy catlucy Posted 08 Apr 2010 1:47 PM

what sort of chili, and how much? can't see it in the ingredients list... I'll wing it!

Jadess Jadess Posted 24 Feb 2010 7:19 PM

Confused about how much pak choy? Watch the video-he uses one. Great tasting easy to make soup. Have made it twice. Last time added sliced mushrooms and celery which I had leftovers off.

TrevorW73100 TrevorW73100 Posted 09 Feb 2010 3:07 PM

It says to use 4 Bok Choy and 1 Pak Choy. However it doesn't mention actually putting the Bok Choy in the dish, only the Pak Choy. Also Bok Choy and Pak Choy are the same thing. Confusing recipe this one!!!

Scratchybeard Scratchybeard Posted 14 Jan 2010 5:14 PM

Really nice dish!!! would def make again.

emmac8007 emmac8007 Posted 22 Dec 2009 2:06 PM

Best chicken noodle soup recipe yet. I added mushrooms to mine.

GordonH97539 GordonH97539 Posted 21 Nov 2009 8:34 PM

eileenC49552 eileenC49552 Posted 03 Sep 2009 12:42 AM

mistakes in the recipe......
Bok choy replaces 10 spring onions
Pak Choi = bok choy
really nice though

RMB76688 RMB76688 Posted 27 Jul 2009 5:33 AM

This Chicken Noodly Soup is so fresh and vibrant, I'll be making it again and again. Thank you Aaron!

Livvi Livvi Posted 12 Jan 2009 4:17 PM