Shiitake Chicken Noodle Soup

For a restorative and hearty bowl of soup packed with complex flavour, this chicken and mushroom noodle broth tastes good whilst doing you good.

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Introduction

Here, a nourishing chicken stock combines with the sweetness of sweetcorn and satisfying vermicelli to create a soothing meal in a bowl.

Serves 4
Easy
Prep time: 40 min
Cook time: 15 min
Total time: 55 min

Ingredients

45g dried shiitake mushrooms
600ml chicken stock
2 skinless boneless chicken breasts
175g dried rice vermicelli
100g sweetcorn kernels

Instructions

1. Place the dried shiitake mushrooms in a heatproof bowl, pour over 300ml boiling water, and leave to stand for 30 minutes. Reserving the mushrooms, strain the soaking water into a large saucepan and add the stock. Bring the pan to the boil.

2. Slice the mushrooms and cut or shred the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces or thin strips. Break the rice vermicelli into short lengths and stir into the pan. Bring to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes.

3. Add the mushrooms, chicken, and sweetcorn kernels to the pan, bring back to the boil, and simmer for a further 2 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked and vermicelli are tender. Spoon into bowls and serve at once.

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