Mongolian Chicken Steamboat

    20 mins

    In this super-quick version of a Mongolian firepot, morsels of spiced chicken and vegetables are cooked in a fragrant stock with rice noodles. The broth is served at the end of the meal. Delicious!

    5 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 500g skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
    • 1/2 tsp five-spice powder
    • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
    • 3cm piece fresh root ginger, peeled and chopped
    • 1 celery stick, thinly sliced
    • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
    • 1 lemongrass stalk or strip of lemon peel
    • 1.5 litres chicken stock, made with stock cubes
    • 1 large red capsicum, cut into chunks
    • 250g baby corn
    • 200g broccoli, in florets
    • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
    • 250g rice noodles
    • 250g bok choi, quartered lengthways

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Flavour the chicken: Put the chicken into a bowl. Add the five-spice powder and soy sauce, and mix well. Set aside.
    2. Prepare the stock: Put the ginger into a large pan with the celery, garlic, lemongrass or lemon peel and stock. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
    3. Cook the chicken and vegetables: Add the chicken to the stock, then add the red pepper, baby corn and broccoli. Bring back to the boil and simmer for 3 minutes or until the chicken is cooked and the vegetables are barely tender.
    4. Add the noodles: Add the spring onions and noodles, and stir gently and briefly to combine, then bring back to the boil. Lay the bak choi over the top and simmer for about 2 minutes or until the pak choi leaves are wilted and the noodles are hot and cooked.
    5. Serve: Take the pan to the table and serve, ladling the cooked ingredients into bowls with a little of the broth. Ladle out the last of the broth at the end of the meal.

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    This was a very easy soup to make and you could easily leave out veg you didn't like or add different types. Next time I will leave out the baby corn, which I am not overly keen on but add water chestnuts instead. I used more seasoning on the chicken than the recipe called for and I feel there could be a little more kick in the soup for my liking, but as a light soup broth it is very good.  -  09 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)


    Took as long as the recipe said, was very tasty. Good sized bowl each. I put in more ginger than the recipe.  -  05 Sep 2008  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)