Chicken Mami (Chicken in Egg Noddle Soup)

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Because some days calls for and easy soup that is ready in 15 minutes, and this is that kind of soup. Quick, easy, light, your perfect company for busy rainy days.

Small Batch Chicken Mami
Hi guys! Today I am going to share with you one of my favorite soup, Chicken Mami or Chicken Noodle Soup. This soup is a common soup we have in the Philippines, along with Sopas (Chicken Vegetable Soup with Milk) and Arozcaldo (Chicken Porridge). If you noticed, chicken is something in common among these 3 soups, that’s because we Filipino are chicken loving people (that’s what I claim for myself at least). Like chocolate, chicken makes every meal better. For me, the more chicken, the better.
Chicken Mami
If you know of any Filipino or if you have been to Philippines, you are probably familiar with at least one of the 3 soups I mentioned. They are pretty basic, popular and common in households or restaurants.
I would say that Chicken Mami is one of the easiest soup that I made so far, probably almost the same easy level as Egg and Corn Drop Soup. It’s basically a chicken broth, with egg noodles, mixed vegetables, chunks or sliced chicken breast and hard-boiled egg. By looks, you could tell that this is more like an Asian inspired soup, because it is. The creation of this soup was attributed to a Chinese immigrant who began selling noodles with chicken broth in the Philippines. The soup became a hit and later on was adopted as part of Filipino cooking and variations starts to come out.
Small Batch Mami Recipe
I am sticking to the basic variation and the one that I like the most. Nothing beats the simplicity of this soup, although simple as it may seem, it is very hearty and filling. It is a meal on its own and having this always makes me feel at home and makes me remember my home country. I hope you’ll give it a try and have a little taste of  Asian inspired cooking. Let me show you how I made this. Let’s get started!
Filipino Mami


  • 4 cups water  or chicken broth
  • 100 g chicken breast, boneless (or more)
  • 1 small white onion – cut into chunks
  • 1/4 tsp chili flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 chicken broth cube OR 2 tbsp chicken powder
  • 1/2 – 3/4 tsp salt ONLY if you are not using chicken broth cube or powder
  • 100g thin egg noodles, cooked according to package instructions
  • 1-2 stalk spring onions, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp toasted or dried garlic
  • 1/4 cup carrot, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 cup shredded cabbage or brussels sprout
  • 3 hard-boiled egg

Important Note:

  • If using broth cubes or chicken powder: The easiest and balanced way to season this soup is to use chicken cubes or chicken powder soup. You can buy both at any asian grocery. You can also get the chicken powder soup in the bulk section of the grocery. They are already perfectly seasoned and all you have to do is to add it to the broth. If you are using any of these two, you may not even need other seasoning in the recipe, so adjust as needed. The seasoning required depends on how salty and seasoned the soup powder or cubes you are using.
  • if NOT using broth cubes or chicken powder: Season soup with salt and pepper. It is also recommended to use 100% chicken broth for better flavor.


  1. Cook egg noodles as per package instructions. Set aside while you make the chicken broth.
  2. Using a deep pot, bring chicken broth or water to a boil.
  3. Add chicken breasts, onion, chicken broth cube or powder then cover and simmer until meat is cooked for about 20-30 minutes. Lower heat to low just to keep the broth hot but not boiling. Taste and add more broth cubes or powder as needed.
  4. Remove the chicken breasts and slice as thin as possible.
  5. Divide the cooked noodles into 4 large bowls. To each bowl, add chicken broth, chicken meat, chopped lettuce/cabbage, carrot strips, boiled egg, spring onions, and toasted garlic.

Serves 3

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Mami Recipe

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