Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Fertility Recipe: Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup

If you live in the northern hemisphere, where it's the middle of winter, a hot, nourishing bowl of soup right now will soothe and comfort your body. Here's a simple-to-make recipe from our book, The Fertile Kitchen(R) Cookbook.


2 chicken breasts (12 to 16 oz)
1/4 onion, sliced
About 10 broccoli florets (6 to 8 oz)
5 oz thin rice noodles
2 cubes of vegetable broth
1 jalapeno
1/4 bunch of cilantro
Soy sauce (on the side)
1.5 quarts of water
10 leaves of fresh basil
1 lemon


  1. Cut chicken breast into 1/2-inch cubes.
  2. Cut onion into slices.
  3. Cut broccoli into thumb-sized pieces.
  4. Place water and vegetable broth in a pot and bring to a boil on high heat.
  5. Add chicken and onion and let boil for 2 minutes.
  6. Add rice noodles and cook for another 2 minutes.
  7. Add broccoli and cook for another 1 minute.
  8. Serve soup with soy sauce, sliced jalapeno, cilantro, basil leaves and lemon on the side.

NOTE: You can also add these ingredients directly to the soup before serving, according to taste. Add jalapeno with caution (it’s hot!).

Stay warm and be healthy.