Soup with Cucumber and Chicken Fillet

5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine European
Servings 2 people


For the broth:

  • 400 g Water
  • 250 g Chicken, TK
  • 3 g Ginger
  • 20 g Carrot
  • 20 g Leek
  • 6 g Salt
  • 1 pinch Sugar

For the deposit:

  • 60 g Chicken breast fillet, (skinless and bones), frozen
  • 1 tbsp Aji-No-Moto (high purity glutamate)
  • 30 g Cucumber
  • 2 g Spring onion, green
  • 1 tbsp Sesame oil, light


  • Boil the defrosted chicken in plenty of lightly salted water for 2 minutes. Strain, rinse and discard the cooking water. Wash and peel the ginger and work it into small cubes. Wash, peel and cut the carrot into thin slices. Use only the green of the leek and cut across into thin strips.
  • Put the vegetables together with the chicken and the water in a casserole and simmer with the lid on for 45 minutes. Strain the broth and discard the material to be sieved.
  • In the meantime, cut the thawed chicken breast across the grain into approx. 3 mm thin slices and keep them ready. Wash the cucumber, cut off both ends and use an adjustable plane to plan off slices approx. 2 mm thick lengthways. Discard the first 2 slices. Cut the remaining slices crosswise into pieces approx. 4 cm long. Wash the spring onions and cut into thin rings from above.
  • Put the stock back in the Dutch oven and bring to a boil. Add the prepared chicken and the aji-no-moto and simmer for 1 minute. Add the cucumber slices and simmer for 2 minutes. Add the spring onions and sesame oil, remove the pan from the stove and distribute the soup hot on the serving bowls, serve and enjoy.


  • Enjoyed with plenty of rice, this soup is a welcome warm snack. In a menu with several courses, which are all served almost at the same time, a light soup is often the end of such a menu.
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Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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