Turmeric Broth With Chicken And Ginger Dumplings. Bowl of turmeric broth with chicken and ginger dumplings

Turmeric broth with chicken and ginger dumplings

  • serves 4
  • Easy

This turmeric chicken broth soup is under 500 calories per serving and is seriously on-trend. It's detox-friendly and on the table in 30 minutes - plus, it's really impressive if you've got friends round


Turmeric is thought to have anti-inflammatory and immunity-boosting properties. Fresh can be hard to come by, so use organic ground.



  • ginger 50g, sliced
  • light chicken stock 1.5 litres
  • spring onions 3, greens and whites separated
  • star anise 2
  • ground turmeric 2-3 tsp
  • baby leaf greens 200g, chopped
  • cooked egg noodles 300g
  • red chilli 1, finely chopped


  • chicken or turkey breast mince 500g
  • ginger 1 tbsp, finely grated
  • red chilli 1/2, seeded and finely chopped
  • coriander a handful, finely chopped
  • sesame oil
  • cornflour 1 tbsp
  • egg white 1
  • white pepper


  • Step 1

    Put the sliced ginger, chicken stock, spring onion greens, star anise and turmeric in a large pan. Bring to a simmer and cook with a lid on for 20 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, finely chop the spring onion whites and put in a bowl with the chicken mince, grated ginger, chilli, coriander, 1 tsp of sesame oil, the cornflour and egg white. Season with salt and white pepper then mix well and roll into balls.

  • Step 3

    Strain the broth and return it to the pan. Add the chicken dumplings and simmer for 8-10 minutes until cooked through (add the greens and the noodles for the last couple of minutes). Finish with the chilli and a drizzle of sesame oil, if you like.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 377
  • Fat 4.2g
  • Saturates 1.1g
  • Carbs 33.2g
  • Sugars 3g
  • Fibre 5.9g
  • Protein 48.8g
  • Salt 1.7g