Passang’s Tibetan Spicy Chicken Soup

This might be one of my all time favorite soups! Passang makes this really simple, flavorful Tibetan version of chicken soup which has a really nice hit of spice to it.

She hand makes fresh noodles and adds them in but in my lazy version however I use any broad flat noodles or pasta I can find.

I find that glass noodles or any broad pasta works really well. You can vary the leafy greens you add in the soup. I use anything from spinach, boy choy, swiss chard to kale.

 YOZ_1594 DSC_7245


Passang’s Tibetan Spicy Chicken Soup

 Serves 6

Print This Recipe


2 cups pasta or noodles, cooked and set aside

1 lb chicken breast or thigh sliced or chopped fine

1 large onions, chopped

5-6 cloves garlic, chopped

1 inch ginger, finely chopped

2 plum tomatoes, chopped

1  small potato, thinly sliced

1 cup of daikon or turnip, thinly sliced

1 cup broccoli, chopped

1 bunch greens (kale/bokchoi/ spinach/swiss chard)

2  tsp. coriander powder

1 tsp turmeric

Cayenne pepper to taste

Salt and pepper to taste




  • Heat 2 tbsp. olive oil in a stock pot.
  • Add onions, garlic and ginger and stir for a minute.
  • When the onions start to turn translucent, add coriander powder and turmeric.
  • Mix well.
  • Add the chicken and cook until the chicken is almost done.
  • Add the potato and daikon.
  • Add 7-8 cups of water to this mixture and allow it to come to a boil.
  • Simmer for about 5 – 10 minutes until the potatoes are cooked through.
  • Add the chopped broccoli.
  • Add chopped greens, salt and pepper and boil for a few minutes until he greens wilt.
  • Adjust seasonings.
  • Add individual servings of pasta or noodles in small bowls and pour the soup over it and serve hot.


DSC_7232 YOZ_1583 DSC_7236 DSC_7241 DSC_7248

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s