Chinese Hot Pot Recipe

Hot Healthy Chinese Hot Pot Recipe (Gluten Free) | ASpicyPerspective.comThis steamy Chinese Hot Pot Recipe is loaded with veggies, chicken, and gluten free bean thread noodles. It’s a warm comforting meal that is healthy as well!

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Every Asian country has its own version of chicken noodle soup.

Actually, every country I can think of has a signature noodle soup! China alone, has hundreds of variations based on regional culture and resources.

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In China soups are thought to hold healing properties and noodles are a sign of longevity. A noodle soup is therefore taken very seriously, as are most dishes.

Chinese culture holds a large amount of respect for the foods they eat; a lost tradition American culture is slowly beginning to regain.

Regional cuisines are highly respected and noted for their culinary and health-related attributes. Children are taught early on, how to prepare traditional dishes, some that have been around for thousands of years.

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In high school, I spent the summer in China studying Chinese history, the Mandarin language, and the Uighur language spoken widely in the North Western Chinese province of Xinjiang.

We spent a great deal of our free time with Chinese college students who were eager to befriend “the foreigners” and brush up on their English.

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These friends introduced me to a classic chinese hot pot recipe, a method of making soup in which you gently cook raw vegetables in your serving bowl by pouring hot broth over the top, and allowing them to steep.

Chinese Hot Pots are a fun interactive meal that allow each individual to personalize their bowl with favorite ingredients and spice.

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Plus, bean thread noodles are made solely out of mung bean sprouts, therefore making this a gluten free and grain free dish. It fits easily into a low carb diet.

To make this Chinese Hot Pot Recipe: Bring the chicken stock, water, vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger and garlic to a boil in a large pot.

Add the chicken and simmer for 5-7 minutes, until just cooked through. Add the noodles. Stir, then cover and remove from heat.

Allow each person to fill their bowls with fresh vegetables and a bit of chile garlic sauce. Then ladle the scalding hot soup over the veggies and let them sit for 5 minutes.

The Chinese Hot Pots are ready when the veggies are softened to you liking.

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My kids love this dish, and ask for Chinese Hot Pots on a regular basis!

 

Chinese Hot Pot Recipe

Yield: 6+

Prep Time:15 minutes

Cook Time:10 minutes

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This steamy Chinese Hot Pot Recipe is loaded with veggies, chicken, and gluten free bean thread noodles. It’s a warm comforting meal that is healthy as well!

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 3-5 slices of fresh ginger
  • 3-5 garlic cloves, cracked
  • 1 pound boneless chicken thighs, thinly sliced
  • 5 ounces bean thread noodles (or rice noodles)
  • 1 large bunch of green onions
  • 1 1/2 cup mung bean sprouts
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, any variety
  • 4 baby bok choy
  • Chile-garlic sauce

Directions:

  1. In a large pot, bring the chicken stock, water, vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger and garlic to a boil. Add the chicken and simmer for 5-7 minutes, until just cooked through. Add the noodles. Stir, then cover and remove from heat.
  2. Meanwhile chop all the veggies and place in serving bowls. When ready to serve, allow each person to fill their bowls with fresh vegetables and a bit of chile sauce.
  3. Ladle the scalding hot soup over the veggies and let them sit for 5 minutes. Mix and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6+, Serving Size: 6

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 403 Calories
  • Total Fat: 16.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.2g
  • Cholesterol: 64mg
  • Sodium: 1999mg
  • Carbohydrates: 38.5g
  • Fiber: 6.5g
  • Sugar: 8.4g
  • Protein: 26.6g
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79 comments on “Chinese Hot Pot Recipe

  1. Phyllisposted October 28, 2018 at 2:38 pm Reply

    I have never seen hot pot done this way. I have only seen having a central or individual pot which is heated and people cook their food at the table, sort of like a brother fondue.

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  3. Amyposted November 19, 2016 at 9:58 pm Reply

    I don’t normally make comments on recipes I’ve tried but I feel compelled to do so for this one! This was so so SO good! My kids are NOT soup eaters, they normally groan and pick at it (and leave the table hungry) But this was a recipe the whole family loved. The broth has great flavor and is super versatile. I ended up substituting gluten free ramen noodles since that is what I had on hand. But I can see tofu, shrimp, snap peas…. the kids were dipping anything they could get their hands on in the broth! Even the leftovers were snapped up fast! Thank you for a new staple in our house!!!

    Rating: 5
    • Sommerposted November 23, 2016 at 7:25 pm Reply

      Amy, thanks so much for your comment! I’m so happy to hear your kids loved it. Mine do too! They ask for hot pots at least a couple times a month. :)

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  5. Laura Vieiraposted February 10, 2016 at 9:48 am Reply

    I want to make a vegetarian version of this for dinner with a twist of lime. 

  6. Amyposted January 16, 2016 at 8:08 am Reply

    I love these soups, in the summer, we eat them almost every day.

    Rating: 5
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  9. Monicaposted April 2, 2014 at 2:32 pm Reply

    What a nice post. I’m Chinese and we do enjoy hot pots. : ) Your version looks scrumptious.

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  13. Dan from Platter Talkposted June 24, 2013 at 11:12 am Reply

    This is such a tasty looking post! I would love to try something like this some day, soon. Thanks for sharing this!!

  14. Sikaposted May 11, 2013 at 11:54 am Reply

    I like hot pots, thank you for this great recipe!

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  16. Monetposted January 25, 2013 at 12:12 pm Reply

    What an amazing experience that must have been…and now you’re sharing part of it (a very delicious part) with us! Thank you for inspiring me!

  17. Dietsposted December 5, 2012 at 11:58 pm Reply

    Should i use some other oil instead of sesame oil? Otherwise the whole recipe is just full nutrition.
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    • Sommerposted December 6, 2012 at 7:08 am Reply

      You can use any oil you prefer. :)

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  19. Parsley Sageposted October 20, 2012 at 1:27 pm Reply

    Oooooh! I love me some hot pots! I keep meaning to sort myself out so we can do these at our house. Yours looks super yummy :)

  20. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted October 16, 2012 at 9:57 am Reply

    I love hot pots! When I spent time in China, this was one of my favorite dinners. I loved the interaction!

  21. Juiceposted September 18, 2012 at 10:41 pm Reply

    I made this tonight and it was sooooo yummy! The only thing I changed was I cooked the noodles separately so I can just heat up the broth and have it tomorrow without the noodles getting soggy. It’s definitely become one of my favorites. Thank you!!

    Rating: 5
  22. Priscilla Mposted April 16, 2012 at 11:14 am Reply

    Flavor fiesta! And the pictures are divine!

  23. dakshaposted November 8, 2011 at 8:14 pm Reply

    I like this type of noodles and beans soup. it’s taste amazing.

  24. Laura @ SweetSavoryPlanetposted September 4, 2011 at 9:23 am Reply

    We have friends from China and Taiwan who love to have dinner parties and serve this. It is so much fun, basically easy and quite the variety of food. And healthy!

  25. Parsley Sageposted August 8, 2011 at 4:32 pm Reply

    These are fantastic! I love Chinese hot pot and how lucky are you to have gotten to spend some time there studying up :) Lovely recipe, lovely post!

    Rating: 5