Chicken miso soup recipe

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serves: 2
Skill: easy
Prep: 15 min
Cooking: 10 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 132 kCal 7%
Fat 1g 1%
  -  Saturates 1g 5%
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  • This chicken miso soup recipe is super low cal but full of flavour! It's perfect at any time of the day and is a brilliant 5:2 diet option.

    A chicken miso soup is a healthy, light soup using Japanese miso that’s perfect if you’re watching the calories or have a cold coming on. This miso soup makes a great low calorie snack or meal – at 132 calories per portion, you can enjoy this soup any time of the day! It’s really warming and full of delicious mushrooms and tender chicken – and if you like, you can also add noodles right at the end if you want it to be a bit more filling (bear in mind this will bring up the calorie count, unfortunately!). For a really flavoursome soup that’s so easy to make, this chicken miso option is such a good choice – plus it’s really easy to get your hands on miso so you’ve no reason to not give it a go! Love Japanese food? We’ve got loads more delicious Japanese recipes right here!


    • 2 x 15g Japanese miso paste sachets (we used Clearspring)
    • 1 chicken breast, skinned and sliced
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • ½ tsp grated ginger
    • 8 shiitake mushrooms, sliced
    • Dash of soy sauce
    • ¼ Savoy cabbage, finely shredded


    • Pour 600ml (1 pint) boiling water into a pan and whisk in the miso paste.

    • Add the rest of the ingredients, except the cabbage, and simmer for 10 mins.

    • Stir in the cabbage, cook for 3 mins and serve.

    Top tip for making Chicken miso soup

    You’ll find miso paste sachets among the oriental or Japanese ingredients in the supermarket.

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