Chicken Sotanghon Recipe - Rainy season in the Philippines usually starts on the month of May until the month of November or it may extend until December.
Filipinos love cold weather because it is usually hot in the country for the remaining months of the year after the rainy season.
During the cold weather, they love to be comforted by warm foods. Filipinos cook soup to comfort themselves and their family. One of the soups that are proven to give comfort during rainy season is the Chicken Sotanghon Soup.
he ingredients of this tasty soup are those we usually have in the kitchen. They are very easy to find also in the market if you went out of stock. You need to prepare the chicken meat, vermicelli noodles or the sotanghon, the veggies like bitter melon, and spices to taste.
Easy, isn’t it? Are they expensive, you may ask? No. This soup is budget friendly. It just depends on how many servings you will prepare. Before you proceed with your cooking, you have to make chicken stock first using the chicken meat. You will need the stock later on.
In sotanghon noodles, you need to cut it because the noodles are long when cooked. You have to soak it in water until soft. Don’t soak it though for a long period of time. The chicken should be cut into bite sizes before sautéing it. Hard boiled eggs are also an option to be added to this soup.
Soup usually has eggs to add taste to it. Vegetables taste better half-cooked. It is also an option if you wanted to use spring onions as a topping to your soup before serving it. After you have prepared all the ingredients, you may start your cooking and have yourself and your family the comfort during a cold weather.
Chicken Sotanghon Recipe
- 250 g chicken breast
- 1 small pack sotanghon noodle
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 medium onion
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 small bitter melon
- 2 ½ cups water
- Soak the sotanghon in water for 15 minutes.
- Pre-heat a large cooking pan.
- Add some cooking oil.
- Saute the garlic and the onion.
- Add the chicken breast.
- Cook until the color turns white.
- Add salt and pepper.
- Pour the water and boil until the chicken becomes tender.
- Add the pre-soak sotanghon, and bitter melon.
- Cook for another 3 minutes.