For a less spicy broth, seed the chile before cooking.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine broth, water, celery, scallion whites, garlic, ginger, and chile in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium, add chicken, and cook at a bare simmer until a thermometer inserted into thickest part of meat reaches 160 degrees, about 13 minutes. Remove chicken from broth. When cool enough to handle, tear into 1-inch pieces and divide among 4 bowls.

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  • Meanwhile, add bok choy to broth. Simmer until just tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in fish sauce; season with salt. Ladle soup over chicken and sprinkle with scallion greens. Serve with lime wedges.

Cook's Notes

This dish has the comfort of chicken soup, with a kick from ginger and chile.

Cook's Notes

Smart Strategy
Removing the poached chicken breasts from the broth as soon as they are done saves them from overcooking. Ladling the hot soup directly over the shredded meat in the serving bowls just before serving reheats it without turning it rubbery.

Reviews (1)

86 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 32
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2015
This so simple broth is absolutely delightful. Perfect light broth to which one can add miso, sesame paste, etc. Comforting indeed and refreshing and invigorating with the ginger. YUM.