Súp Nui Gà recipe – Vietnamese Chinese Chicken Soup

(*Nui Gà or Súp Nui Gà) This is the perfect, easy soup for cold weather. If you’re still not able to find enough courage to attempt the bitter soup of melon I shared last day, Vietnamese Chicken soup made with elbow macaroni could be the best option for you.

What do you think? It’s not Vietnamese ?…hmm. Yes, you’re right, you’ll never see this soup by the people of Vietnam as well as in Vietnamese restaurant. It’s a typical homemade chicken soup that you can find in homes of Vietnamese Americans.

Vietnamese noodles with chicken in the case of Sup Nui Ga.

This is another recipe I grew up eating as a child, and I was always so happy when grandma or mom made it! When you make the traditional Vietnamese version, you’d make use of mung bean noodles instead of macaroni. It’s an alteration made from ease in US and tastes delicious as well!

I believe this soup will be an easy to sell to those who aren’t familiar with Vietnamese food. It’s extremely easy, moderate (no odd parts) and isn’t too too different from American chicken noodles soup. There are indications of Vietnamese specifically come through by the addition of the scallion, cilantro, and a touch of sambal to give it a kick.

This is among the foods that you can put together a huge pot of and have for one week.

The Luxuries Of Options

Simple food such as this soup are always touching for me.

You can add some other ingredients to your liking

Take a moment to consider how lucky we are to be able to eat. It is a blessing to have food options. I’ve heard from my source (mom :)) that many of those who lived who lived in Vietnam were extremely poor.

It’s not uncommon to have less than 1/4 pound of meat among the all-family during a meal in the event that you even have any meat! In America we have the choice of “Quarter Pounders,” “Double-Doubles and more. You can take in barbecue!

If you cook at home every week, you could afford a whole month’s worth of food on one day’s pay. The extremely poor in Vietnam are working their bodies for a whole month and yet are restricted to eating rice and fish sauce.

I’m certain I heard the story in some form or another in my childhood however it was never considered. However, I’m blessed and thankful! If you’re looking for an Filipino variation of the chicken soup test my chicken Tinola recipe.

Selecting Chicken

Select a chicken that has bones, and with darker-colored meat to get more flavor. The more chicken you cook for the preparation of the broth, the better the flavor! The only problem is an abundance of chicken left over. It is possible to use the leftover cooked chicken to create Vietnamese Chicken Salad (goi ga) and bun thang (another Viet rice noodle soup)–recipes to follow soon!

So, here’s how you can make that delicious, Vietnamese chicken soup!

Chicken soups with more delicious flavors to try

Súp Nui Gà recipe – Vietnamese Chinese Chicken Soup

Easy to prepare and delicious Vietnamese version of chicken noodle soup which I had as a kid growing up.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine vietnamese
Servings 8 bowls
Calories 245 kcal


  • 4 lb (1.8 kg) of chicken bone-in preferred or 3 pounds of boneless chicken
  • 1 large yellow or white onion or 2 medium sized onions, quartered.
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 16 oz dried elbow macaroni
  • 1 tsp MSG (monosodium glutamate) optional



  • Add chicken, onion sugar, salt and MSG in a large pot. Pour enough water over it to coverit, bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat to simmer. It should take between 10 and 15 minutes to simmer until it is finished.
  • While you boil the macaroni in another pot of water until it is al in the middle, and then remove it.
  • Examine the doneness of your chicken each time 1-2 minutes passes. The chicken should be clear in the middle and the juices running clear. Adjust the seasoning as necessary.
  • Remove the chicken and let it cool then shred it with either your fingertips or fork.
  • Mix in a bowl of macaroni along with chicken, broth as well as garnish it with cilantro pieces and the scallion. Add sambal to the top and serve!
Keyword chicken soup, nui ga recipe, Vietnamese chicken soup

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