Thai-style Chicken meatball soup


Transform chicken mince and stock into a filling and healthy chicken noodle soup with crispy chicken meatballs.


For the meatballs

For the broth

To serve


  1. For the meatballs, mix all of the meatball ingredients, apart from the oil, together in a large bowl then shape the mixture into small walnut-sized balls. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat and fry the meatballs for 4-5 minutes, turning regularly, or until golden-brown all over.

  2. For the broth, bring the stock to the boil in a wok or large saucepan, then add the fish sauce, star anise and ginger and turn the heat down to a simmer. Add the noodles and cook for one minute, then stir in the spring onions, chilli and the browned chicken meatballs. Simmer for 2-3 minutes, or until the meatballs are completely cooked through.

  3. Stir in the Thai basil and add sesame oil and soy sauce, to taste.

  4. To serve, transfer the noodles to two warm serving bowls using tongs. Place the meatballs on top and pour over the broth. Garnish with the chopped coriander and mint, the chilli slices and a squeeze of lime.

Recipe Tips

To make this gluten-free, use rice noodles, gluten-free stock and swap the soy sauce for tamari.