Chicken Sotanghon Soup is the ultimate cold-weather comfort food! Loaded with flavorful chicken, cellophane noodles, and veggies, this Filipino soup is a hearty and tasty way to warm up!
It’s starting to get chilly here in my neck of the woods and hearty soups have been my steady companions of late. I have a long list of soups I love to cozy up to during colder months but no offense to chicken sopas or arroz caldo, this chicken sotanghon happens to be my all-time favorite.
Nothing warms the body and nourishes the soul like a piping hot bowl of moist chicken, cellophane noodles, tender-crisp veggies, and flavorful broth in my book!
This Filipino-style noodle soup is typically made with chicken parts simmered in aromatics and shredded into strips. However, I prefer to use bone-in chicken wings cut up into manageable pieces in mine.
Not only do they keep moist and not stringy like the dry flaked meat, but the bone-rich chicken wings also brings an extra depth of flavor to the broth. Add aromatics, good-for-you vegetables, and delectable toppings, and you have a soup that’s both hearty and delicious.
What is Sotanghon
Sotanghon, also known as cellophane, glass. or mung bean thread noodles, are a type of clear noodles made from potato, mung bean, sweet potato, or tapioca starch and water. They’re usually packaged in dried form and then reconstituted to use in stir-fries and soups.
The noodles are a staple in my house. I just love how they can easily be thrown together into a quick, delicious, and budget-friendly meal!
Here are a few more of my favorite recipes.
Sotanghon at Bola Bola Soup-delightful meatballs makes this soup a substantial meal-in-itself dish
Sotanghon at Upo-delicious paired with steamed rice and crispy-fried fish!
Ginisang Munggo at Sotanghon-added cellophane noodles deliciously extend this already economical dish