Chicken Soto (Indonesian Chicken Soup)

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Chicken Soto is famous Indonesian street food. Its flavourful chicken soup cooked in South-East Asian spices guarantee to make you come back for more. A similar soup dish utilizing beef and beef broth is also available.

Serving: 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups chicken, shredded
  • ¼ medium cabbage, shredded
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • Hard-boiled egg, to serve
  • Bean sprout, to serve
  • Lime wedge, to serve
  • Shallot, chopped (garnish)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Chicken stock:

  • 1.5 lt chicken stock (if stock is thick, use half stock-half water)
  • ½ cup coconut milk (optional)
  • 1 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 1 stick lemongrass, mid-section
  • 1 thumb-size ginger, crushed
  • 3 kaffir lime leaves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Spices:

  • 1 stick of lemongrass, white part only
  • 1 red onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder

Instructions:

  1. Discard the hard woody part of the lemongrass. Cut the lemongrass into two sections, pale part and green (mid-section) part. Bruise the green section of lemongrass by pounding it with the blunt side of a knife or bottle base.
  2. Combine stock ingredients in a large soup pot, bring to a boil, then turn the heat down to simmer for 20 mins.
  3. While the soup is simmering, blend all spice paste ingredients in a food processor, add a little water for easy blending.
  4. In a small skillet, sautee spice paste until aromatic and semi-dry.
  5. Add chicken, cabbage and tomato into the soup pot. Give them a quick stir and then turn off the heat. Let the soup sit for 5 minutes before serving.
    Note: If chicken is raw, simmer the chicken for 5 minutes first before adding the vegetables.
  6. Serve Chicken Soto in a soup bowl, add bean sprout, egg and shallot on top. Serve with a wedge of lime.

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chickensoto

Chicken Soto is famous Indonesian street food. Its flavourful chicken soup cooked in South-East Asian spices guarantee to make you come back for more.

Serving: 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups chicken, shredded
  • ¼ medium cabbage, shredded
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • Hard-boiled egg, to serve
  • Bean sprout, to serve
  • Lime wedge, to serve
  • Shallot, chopped (garnish)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Chicken stock:

  • 1.5 lt chicken stock (if stock is thick, use half stock-half water)
  • ½ cup coconut milk (optional)
  • 1 tbsp tamarind paste
  • 1 stick lemongrass, mid-section
  • 1 thumb-size ginger, crushed
  • 3 kaffir lime leaves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Spices:

  • 1 stick of lemongrass, white part only
  • 1 red onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder

Instructions:

  1. Discard the hard woody part of the lemongrass. Cut the lemongrass into two sections, pale part and green (mid-section) part. Bruise the green section of lemongrass by pounding it with the blunt side of a knife or bottle base.
  2. Combine stock ingredients in a large soup pot, bring to a boil, then turn the heat down to simmer for 20 mins.
  3. While the soup is simmering, blend all spice paste ingredients in a food processor, add a little water for easy blending.
  4. In a small skillet, sautee spice paste until aromatic and semi-dry.
  5. Add chicken, cabbage and tomato into the soup pot. Give them a quick stir and then turn off the heat. Let the soup sit for 5 minutes before serving.
    Note: If chicken is raw, simmer the chicken for 5 minutes first before adding the vegetables.
  6. Serve Chicken Soto in a soup bowl, add bean sprout, egg and shallot on top. Serve with a wedge of lime.

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