Anytime Instant Noodle Soup

The basis of this soup is that it is easy to prepare at home and quick to cook, from ready-made ingredients. The base comes from Sapporo Ichiban, which is a ‘Japanese-style chicken flavoured noodle’ base. I get mine from the chinese supermarket in Brighton, but I don’t prepare it exactly as it says.

For this version, I bought pre-marinated Chicken breasts with Chilli and Ginger, from M&S and some choi sum, which I washed and chopped in half. I put the choi sum in the colander, ready to steam above the bubbling broth. Remember to put the stalks in at the bottom as they take longer to cook.


  • 1 chicken breast per person – oven cooked for 25 mins
  • 1 pack of noodle per person
  • 600ml of filtered water per person

Bring the water to the boil, and add the sachet of flavouring. Add the noodles and swirl them around a bit to loosen them up and put the steamer/colander with the choi sum on top. Cook for 3 minutes. While the soup is cooking, slice the chicken. Divide the noodles between bowls, add the broth and dress with chicken and choi sum.

Eat and enjoy.

Home made chicken noodle soup from instant
The finished thing

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Words and pictures: @madgie