Chicken Shiitake Mushroom Chilli Broth

This Chicken Shiitake Mushroom Chilli Broth is a delicious easy dinner, perfect for anyone calorie counting or following plans like Weight Watchers.

This Chicken Shiitake Mushroom Chilli Broth has become one of our favourite, go to meals, when we’re not quite sure what we fancy.

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

I saw this broth talked about on Facebook and simply had to try it! Perfect for cold winter days when you’re feeling a little under the weather.

If you want to lighten it up even more you could even leave out the noodles or rice and add some more veg, like carrots and broccoli.

Why you should use a Digital Pressure Cooker for this Chicken Shiitake Mushroom Chilli Broth
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What can I say about digital pressure cooker’s such as the Instant Pot, Pressure King Pro or Tower Health One Pot? They’re like a slow cooker/pressure cooker hybrid, and they’re probably one of our favourite, and most used kitchen gadgets. It makes cooking this Chicken Shiitake Mushroom Chilli Broth SO much easier.

This Chicken Shiitake Mushroom Chilli Broth only takes 45 minutes in the pressure cooker. Which is fabulous if you’re in a rush, or don’t feel too happy about leaving the slow cooker on for a long period of time!

If you don’t have a pressure cooker you can cook this Chicken Shiitake Mushroom Chilli Broth in a pan on the stove or even the slow cooker, just adjust the cooking time accordingly.

There are a few different digital pressure cookers available. We use an Instant Pot, but we’ve heard very good things about the Pressure King Pro and the Tower Health One Pot Express.

You can read what we think about the Instant Pot in our Instant Pot Review.

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Chicken Shiitake Mushroom Chilli Broth

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portion 10 minutes 45 minutes




508kcal 6

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  1. Add low calorie cooking spray to Instant Pot and sauce the ginger for 3 minutes
  2. Add chicken thighs and cook till sealed (approx 5 mins)
  3. Once meat is sealed deglaze the pan with a splash of shoaling rice wine making sure to unstick any bits that may have stuck to the bottom
  4. Fill with enough water to come to the level of the thighs
  5. Add all the other ingredients except the cornflour/water mix - stir well
  6. Set Instant Pot to manual pressure cook for 45 mins
  7. Allow for natural release (10-15 mins) & then remove thighs from broth
  8. Carefully take the meat off the thigh bones & shred the meat. Return the shredded meat to the pot
  9. Add cornflour/water mix and stir until you reach the thickness that you require.
  10. Saute for 5-10 mins to thicken the sauce
  11. Serve over Rice or Noodles

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This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.


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