Chinese Chicken Noodle Soup with Spinach and Garlic Chives

Recipe Description

In Chinese culture, noodles symbolize longevity and are often served at New Year celebrations and traditionally left very long.


  • 1 x 3½ to 4 pound chicken
  • 8 thin slices fresh gingerroot
  • 1 bunch scallions, cut crosswise into thirds
  • 10 cups water
  • ¾ cup Chinese rice wine or medium-dry sherry
  • 2 ounces dried rice-stick noodles (rice vermicelli)
  • ½ pound fresh spinach, coarse stems discarded and leaves washed, drained, and chopped coarse (about 4 packed cups)
  • ¾ cup thinly sliced fresh Chinese chives|garlic chives or regular fresh chives


  1. Cut chicken into large chunks crush ginger roots and scallions bring chicken, gingerroot, scallions, rice wine to boil.
  2. Simmer for approx 1¾ - 2 hours.
  3. Add spinach and Chinese chives|garlic chives.
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