Chicken Noodle Soup with Maple and Chillies

Chicken / Mains / Mains / Soup / Winter

Chicken noodle soup
12 portions


  • 1 whole chicken
  • 300g of mushrooms, gently torn/shredded
  • 1 red chilli, sliced
  • 1 whole white cabbage/ pak choi (shredded)
  • 400g rice vermicelli noodles
  • 4 litres boiling water
  • 1 carrot, peeled
  • 1 onion, outer skin removed
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1 stalk lemongrass
  • 1 celery
  • 100ml pure Canadian maple syrup (preferably golden colour for its delicate taste)
  • 1-2 limes, cut into wedges
  • Handful of peanuts, chopped
  • Handful of coriander


  1. Boil a whole chicken in water with the carrot, onion, ginger, lemongrass, celery and maple syrup for an hour and a half, removing impurities from the top of the water as needed
  2. Take the chicken out of the stock and remove the skin and fat and shred the meat from the bones
  3. Remove the veg from the stock and discard
  4. Boil the remaining stock on a high heat and reduce by a third. Once the stock is ready cook the noodles for 30 seconds until soft
  5. Add a portion of the mushrooms, shredded chicken, pak choi, chilli and noodles to a large serving bowl and pour over the hot stock
  6. On a side plate add coriander, peanuts, lime wedges and chilli and use to flavour each individual soup to taste

A stunningly simple chicken noodle soup recipe, made with boiled chicken, vegetables and Canadian maple syrup. Boiling a chicken in this naturally flavoursome stock is a healthy and delicious way to enjoy a traditional Chinese chicken noodle soup. If you’re prepping for the week, bottle up the stock to re-heat and pour over your daily portion for a quick and easy meal.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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