Slow Cooker Southeast Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

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recipe by Octopus Publishing

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    6hrs 45mins
  • Serves icon
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based on 1 ratings

Fragrant with star anise and warming ginger, this flavorful take on chicken noodle soup is as comforting as it is delicious. Slow cooking the broth allows the flavours to meld together beautifully.

recipe updated Jul 6, 2020


  • Whole chicken icon
    Whole chicken
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Onion icon
    1 (140g)
  • Carrot icon
    1.33 cups (172g)
  • Ginger icon
    3 tbsp (None)
  • Fresh chili icon
    Fresh chili
    1 (20g)
  • Water icon
    3.75 cups (900ml)
  • Water icon
    as needed
  • Egg noodles icon
    Egg noodles
    ¾ cup
  • Bok choy icon
    Bok choy
    2 (250g)
  • Snow pea icon
    Snow pea
    about ¾ cup (47g)
  • Star anise pod icon
    Star anise pod
  • Soy sauce icon
    Soy sauce
    4 tbsp (59ml)
  • Rice vinegar icon
    Rice vinegar
    4 tbsp (59ml)
  • Light brown sugar icon
    Light brown sugar
    1 tbsp (12g)
  • Cilantro icon
    as needed
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed


  • kCook icon Slow cooker
  • kCook icon Large serving bowl
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Slow cooker bowl

Step preview

  1. Add whole chicken, star anise pod, garlic clove, soy sauce, onion, carrot, ginger, fresh chili, rice vinegar and light brown sugar to a clean slow cooker bowl
  2. Pour water into the slow cooker bowl
  3. Add cilantro to the slow cooker bowl
  4. Season with salt & pepper and cover
  5. Cook in slow cooker until cooked through - 5 hr 30 min, high heat
  6. Add water and egg noodles to a clean medium bowl
  7. Soak - 5 min
  8. Remove slow cooker bowl
  9. Cover with foil
  10. Add bok choy and snow pea to the slow cooker bowl and cover
  11. Cook in slow cooker - 10 min, high heat
  12. Drain noodles
  13. Transfer noodles to 4 large serving bowls
  14. Transfer content of slow cooker bowl to 4 large serving bowls
  15. Serve
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