ABC Soup Recipe
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A healthy, low fat soup made with carrot, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, celery and chicken. Suitable for the entire family.
Recipe type: Slow Simmer Soup
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 4
  • 400g fresh chicken-on-the-bone (skin removed)
  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 - 2 celery sticks - cut into 1 inch pieces (optional)
  • 1 large onion, roughly cut or quartered
  • 20g ikan bilis (dried anchovies) - rinsed
  • 8 cups water or just enough to submerge all the ingredients by about an inch
  • Salt to taste
  1. Blanch the chicken parts in a pot of boiling water to get rid of excess scum and oil. After about 5 minutes, remove from the pot. Rinse and drain. Set aside.
  2. Place the parboiled chicken and the rest of the ingredients into a thermal cooker. Bring to a vigorous boil and then simmer for about 45 minutes. Turn off the fire and cover with lid.
  3. Transfer the inner pot into the outer pot of the thermal cooker and leave it inside for 2 hours.
  4. Season with salt and serve.
Cooking Notes
1. Add in ½ tsp of crushed peppercorn if you like a little heat in your soup.
2. If you are using a regular stovetop pot, after step 1, bring the soup to a boil then simmer for around 1.5 hours or until the chicken is tender.
Recipe by Souper Diaries at