Chicken Long Rice Soup

This Hawaiian-style chicken soup has been a family favorite for many generations. The leftovers are great, and it freezes well. Even my Texas man loves it!


    • 3 pounds chicken leg quarters
    • 3 (32 ounce) cartons low-sodium chicken broth
    • 1 tablespoon Hawaiian sea salt
    • 1 (1/2 inch) piece fresh ginger root, sliced
    • 1 large Maui sweet onion, cubed
    • 1 (8 ounce) package uncooked bean threads (cellophane noodles)
    • 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
    • 1 small head bok choy, chopped


  1. Place chicken, chicken broth, salt, and ginger into a large pot. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the chicken is tender and no longer pink, about 35 minutes. Remove chicken, and strain broth into a new pot. Discard the solids.
  2. Fill a bowl with hot tap water. Add the long rice noodles, and let sit for 30 minutes to soften.
  3. Stir onion into the broth, and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Meanwhile, remove the skin and bones from the chicken and discard. Roughly chop the meat and set aside. Add the noodles, chicken meat, green onion and bok choy; simmer until noodles are tender.
  4. After the noodles have sat for 30 minutes, stir in the chicken meat, green onion, and bok choy. Reheat and serve.

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