Brothy Poached Chicken with Mushrooms

healthy Spring soup
Healthy Spring soup
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1 ½ pounds Chicken Breast boneless, skinless
1 head Garlic halved crosswise
2 leaves Bay leaf
4 whole Allspice berries
1 ½ tsp Kosher Salt plus more
8 oz Shiitake mushrooms or maitake , torn into bite-size pieces
1 Red chili fresh , such as Fresno, thinly sliced
1 (1 inch) piece Fresh ginger peeled, finely chopped
1 tbsp White vinegar distilled
1 tbsp Soy sauce
Black pepper freshly ground , to taste
Scallions sliced , for serving
Cilantro sprigs ,for serving

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Brothy Poached Chicken with Mushrooms


This Brothy Poached Chicken with Mushrooms and Fresh Chili is a super healthy and delicious Spring soup recipe. I love when the seasons change each year, and invariably the recipes I choose to cook in my kitchen change too to reflect the weather outside. 

This light and delicious soup can be made by poaching chicken breasts in broth with garlic, bay leaves, allspice and salt. Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the pot and shred it. Strain the broth into a new saucepan. Add mushrooms, chili, ginger, vinegar and soy sauce to the broth. Bring the broth to a boil. Return the chicken to the broth before serving, garnished with scallions and cilantro. 

To make the Brothy Poached Chicken with Mushrooms and Fresh Chili, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Brothy Poached Chicken with Mushrooms


Poach chicken


Place 1 ½ pounds of chicken breasts, 1 head of garlic, 2 bay leaves, 4 whole allspice and 1 ½ teaspoons of salt in a medium sized pot. Pour in 6 cups of water. Bring the mixture to a very gentle simmer over high heat.




Turn the heat down to medium-low immediately once it starts to simmer. Place a lid on the pot and cook for another 8 minutes.


Shred the chicken


Remove the chicken from the broth. Leave to cool slightly before shredding it into small pieces.


Strain broth


Strain the chicken broth through a sieve into a clean pot. Discard any solids which remain.


Add remaining ingredients


Add 8 ounces of mushrooms, 1 thinly sliced chili, 1 finely chopped piece of ginger, 1 tablespoon of vinegar and 1 tablespoon of soy sauce to the broth. Bring the broth to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally for 8–10 minutes, until the broth is rich and full of flavor.


Add chicken


Season with salt and pepper to taste and add the shredded chicken. Simmer for 1-2 minutes until the meat is warmed through.



Serve the soup in large bowls, garnished with scallions and cilantro.

This Brothy Poached Chicken with Mushrooms and Fresh Chile is a perfect Spring lunch or light dinner. It is healthy, hearty and full of flavor. Try it soon and come back to let me know what you think below.

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Total Reviews: 16
Lillyanna Carawan

My family and I are obsessed with chinese culture so when we saw this recipe we INSTANTLY tried it out it was fantastic!

Haleigh Vellanki

Not too shabby but think it has a lil too much definetly need bread with this soup

Paula Vavra

Chinese food is hard to beat just like this soup I made this and the Russian summer soup this came out in first place lol.

Ailani Zenker

Well this was unexpected for sure didn't think something I make would turn out delicious but this website proved that anyone can cook with enough love and effort :)

Maryjane Jedziniak

One of my favorite Chinese recipes from this website.

Abbie Stinchfield

Soy sauce it my all time favorite with sushi never knew you could use it for something like this.

Elodie Buechele

Too spicy for me but it was my hubbys favorite he ate everything haha.

Seraphina Skowronski

Poached chicken with mushrooms soup?? Sign me up totally going to try this out!!!

Mavis Vollmann

Another brilliant recipe from my all time favorite can't wait to see what else you make Lilly you never fail to surprise me!

Zaria Vinette

Better than the resturants around me for sure it has a strong flavor and very tasty thanks so much for sharing.

Lindsay Caracoza

Never made anything like this before can't wait to try it out it already looks amazing!

Ophelia Michele

There's just so much going on in this recipe but It was worth the time.

Mollie Jutson

Spicy and delicious I love me some Chinese food!

Analia Trautz

Wish I could rate it more than 5 stars it was freaking delicious!

Izabelle Callanan

This is sooo freaking spicy I recommend adding less peppers for sure or your tongue will burn off lol.


Healthy and delicious SOUP!

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