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
    1.362 kg (about 1)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    2 (about 12 g)
  • Onion icon
    1 (about 140 g)
  • Carrot icon
    1 ¼ cups (about 172.37 g)
  • Ginger icon
    3 tbsp (about 16.65 g)
  • Fresh chili icon
    Fresh chili
    1 (about 20 g)
  • Water icon
    3 ¾ cups (about 900 g)
  • Water icon
    as needed
  • Egg noodles icon
    Egg noodles
    198.62 g (about 198 ⅔)
  • Bok choy icon
    Bok choy
    2 (about 250 g)
  • Snow pea icon
    Snow pea
    ¾ cup (about 47.25 g)
  • Star anise pod icon
    Star anise pod
    3 (about 2.25 g)
  • Soy sauce icon
    Soy sauce
    ¼ cup (about 72 g)
  • Rice vinegar icon
    Rice vinegar
    ¼ cup (about 60 g)
  • Light brown sugar icon
    Light brown sugar
    1 tbsp (about 12.15 g)
  • 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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