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10-Minute Chicken Macaroni Soup

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Our FFL Contributor Jane shares her quick and delicious chicken macaroni soup that can be enjoyed by the whole family.


By Jane Ng



  • Quarter/half chicken, chopped into small pieces for faster cooking (A quarter chicken was enough for us as I was planning to shred the meat)


  • Assortment of vegetables: 1 large yellow onion, half a China Wongbok(type of lettuce?), 1 tomato, 1 carrot, 2 potatoes, three thin slices of ginger, one small tin of button mushrooms


  • Water or chicken broth filled to 2/3 pot full. Ensure it covers the ingredients.


  • Pasta (macaroni or other preferred shapes).


  • Salt to taste; spring onion to garnish



  • Chop or dice all the ingredients, place the chicken at the bottom of the rice-cooker and lay the remaining vegetables on top. Add water or broth and press cook!


  • I took just 10 minutes or so to chop the vegetables as the chicken was pre-cut. I'm thinking you can also add in an uncut quarter chicken and it would be fine. This is how it looked before I added water.


  • The best part was to see it bubbling happily in the stove after I returned from picking Shannon. The soup was almost three-quarter way to the top so I decided to add the macaroni in there to cook so save on washing. I think I would boil it separately in future so we would have more soup, as Shannon loves her soups. I didn't use chicken broth nor salt as we are used to bland food. But if you prefer it more tasty, adjust the ingredients to taste. :)


  • I love to add lots of spring onion in my soup, the kids – not so much.


Article first appeared on Kids.Joy.Home on 24 Sep 2013. Republished with permission.


Article first appeared in Families for Life (hyperlink www.familiesforlife.sg) on Sep 2015. Republished with permission.

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