Ohn-No-Kauk-Swe (Burmese Chicken Soup)

55 mins (prep 20, cooking 35)
25 ingredients
4-5 servings
I was lucky to live in Burma for several years in the 1980s. I was even luckier to have Wah Htoo working in my home. She is the best cook of Burmese food I've ever met. Her version of this soup is famous in Rangoon. Once a Burmese guest at our table called Wah Htoo out of the kitchen to tip her -- the only way he knew to convey how impressed he was with her cooking. Of course, I never got that recipe from Wah Htoo. But after many attempts, I think even Wah Htoo would be proud of this effort. This is a mellow, rather than a spicy, recipe. Add plenty of the crushed dried chilies for heat. Note: Burmese chickens get a lot of exercise -- they are tough, but full of flavour. Please use free range, organic chicken thighs if you can get them (a small whole, free-range chicken also works -- cut into 10-12 pieces and with or without skin). Also resist the temptation to play around with this. Trust me, I've played around with it for ages -- trying to get it just right. Finally -- don't let the number of ingredients or steps deter you. This really is easy to make.

Categories:  <-60-mins , easy , poultry , meat , soups-&-stews , time-to-make , asian ,
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Serving Size (700.91 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 302.11 Calories from Fat 102.78
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11.42g 70.29%
Saturated Fat 2.07g 41.4%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 9.0mg 12.0%
Sodium 1015.43mg 169.24%
Total Carbohydrate 39.98g 53.31%
Dietary Fiber 1.9 g 30.33%
Sugars 11.1 g %
Protein 9.3g 74.36%
Vitamin A 158.77IU% Vitamin C 1.18mg%
Calcium 33.29mg% Iron 1.58mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
thin egg noodles, boiling water, chicken thighs, cold water, medium onions, large garlic cloves, fresh turmeric, fresh ginger, coconut cream, chicken stock cubes, boiling water, fried onions, dried chilies, hard-boiled eggs