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Easy Chinese Hot Pot Recipe – A simple take on the traditional Chinese Hot Pot prepared with a warm and spicy broth chock full of veggies, noodles, and chicken.

Easy Chinese Hot Pot Recipe - A simple take on the traditional Chinese Hot Pot prepared with a warm and spicy broth chock full of veggies, noodles, and chicken. 

Spicy and smoky Hot Pot  this picture sums up my life right now. Easy Chinese Hot Pot is SO perfect for a gathering on a chilly winter evening. It is a delicious, easy fondue-type soup made with some fun and unique ingredients you’ll absolutely love, especially if you’re a fan of Asian cuisine.

Full disclosure: I am very excited to tell you that I will be working with McCormick® in 2018 on some delicious McCormick Flavor Forecast® 2018 sponsored posts! The McCormick Flavor Forecast® identifies top trends and ingredients shaping the future of flavors. This year features a global signature trend around Hot Pots.

In keeping up with said trend, this recipe miracle came to me after a fun conversation about their wonderful spices and products including, McCormick® Ground GingerMcCormick® Ground Turmeric, and Kitchen Basics® Chicken Stock.

What does one do with those three ingredients + Thai Kitchen® Red Curry Paste? Well, this is how I make the recipe magic happen!

Easy Chinese Hot Pot Recipe - A simple take on the traditional Chinese Hot Pot prepared with a warm and spicy broth chock full of veggies, noodles, and chicken. 

I find a few ingredients, go through my pantry, find several more, recall what my readers like, and bada bing bada boom! Easy Chinese Hot Pot at your dinner table.

Easy Chinese Hot Pot Recipe - A simple take on the traditional Chinese Hot Pot prepared with a warm and spicy broth chock full of veggies, noodles, and chicken. 

As we enter the New Year, and leave behind all the Holiday cooking, baking, and planning, it is time to relax, reflect, and continue to gather with loved ones around easy and effortless home cooked meals. A steamy pot of deeply flavored broth is a fun way to start.

Easy Chinese Hot Pot Recipe - A simple take on the traditional Chinese Hot Pot prepared with a warm and spicy broth chock full of veggies, noodles, and chicken. 

Chinese Hot Pot can be made in about 30 minutes, and one of my favorite things about this particular Hot Pot is that it’s lighter and healthier.

The sodium content in a typical Hot Pot meal is very high. However, this recipe is prepared with Kitchen Basics® Unsalted Chicken Stock, as well as low-sodium soy sauce and lean protein, and it is as healthy as you could want while you still get to enjoy the exotic flavors of East Asian cuisine.

Easy Chinese Hot Pot Recipe - A simple take on the traditional Chinese Hot Pot prepared with a warm and spicy broth chock full of veggies, noodles, and chicken. 

HOW TO MAKE CHINESE HOT POT

  • We are going to start the process with cooking some onions and garlic in sesame seed oil.
  • Couple containers of Kitchen Basics® Unsalted Chicken Stock will follow, and a stir of McCormick’s spices plus red curry paste will seal the flavorful deal of the Hot Pot.
  • While the soup is cooking, we are going to work on gathering, slicing, and chopping some veggies, tofu, and chicken.
  • In the meantime, we are also going to prepare lo mein noodles, and finally set up our dinner table with the enticing range of fresh ingredients placed around the Hot Pot.
  • Once everyone is gathered around the table, allow each person to cook their protein and veggies inside the steamy broth and layer their cooked food over a bowl of noodles topped with a ladle-full of the warm soup.

Easy Chinese Hot Pot Recipe - A simple take on the traditional Chinese Hot Pot prepared with a warm and spicy broth chock full of veggies, noodles, and chicken. 

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Easy Chinese Hot Pot Recipe - A simple take on the traditional Chinese Hot Pot prepared with a warm and spicy broth chock full of veggies, noodles, and chicken. 
Easy Chinese Hot Pot
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

A simple take on the traditional Chinese Hot Pot prepared with a warm and spicy broth chock full of veggies, noodles, and chicken.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: homemade hot pot, hot pot recipe
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 281 kcal
Ingredients
FOR THE HOT POT
  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame seed oil
  • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 cups (2-32 ounce containers) Kitchen Basics® Unsalted Chicken Stock
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Thai Kitchen® Red Curry Paste
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Turmeric
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
DIPPERS
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
  • 14 ounces firm tofu, cubed
  • 8 ounces green beans, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 large red bell pepper, sliced
  • 3 cups Chinese cabbage leaves, sliced 1-inch thick
  • 1 bunch swiss chard, trimmed and sliced into 2-inch wide ribbons
  • 8 ounces Chinese-style (lo mein) noodles, cooked
Instructions
FOR THE HOT POT
  1. Heat oil in 6-quart stockpot or dutch oven over medium-high heat.

  2. Add onion and cook for 3 minutes, or until tender.

  3. Stir in the minced garlic and continue to cook for 30 seconds, or until fragrant.

  4. Stir in chicken stock, soy sauce, brown sugar, curry paste, ginger and turmeric and bring mixture to a boil.

    Easy Chinese Hot Pot Recipe - A simple take on the traditional Chinese Hot Pot prepared with a warm and spicy broth chock full of veggies, noodles, and chicken. 
  5. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

FOR THE DIPPERS
  1. In the meantime, prepared your dippers and transfer them to small serving bowls or plates.

  2. When ready to serve, transfer dutch oven to a portable hot plate set on a table OR transfer the broth to a PREHEATED slow cooker. 

    Easy Chinese Hot Pot Recipe - A simple take on the traditional Chinese Hot Pot prepared with a warm and spicy broth chock full of veggies, noodles, and chicken. 
  3. Arrange the dippers around the Hot Pot and let everyone cook the dippers in the broth for about 2 to 3 minutes or until desired doneness. 

    Easy Chinese Hot Pot Recipe - A simple take on the traditional Chinese Hot Pot prepared with a warm and spicy broth chock full of veggies, noodles, and chicken. 
  4. Place some cooked lo mein noodles in individual bowls, then ladle broth, chicken and veggies over noodles. 

  5. Serve.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Easy Chinese Hot Pot
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 281 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 449mg 19%
Potassium 952mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 6g
Protein 22g 44%
Vitamin A 86.2%
Vitamin C 81.6%
Calcium 14.1%
Iron 16.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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12 Responses
  1. Karen R Kelleher

    Hey, Katerina! Unlike everyone else on here, I actually made this recipe. It’s pretty good, for a base, but something’s….off? missing? something….If We could add what’s missing, this is pretty awesome, and it would just be over the top great if we knew what might be “missing”…
    I add WAAAY more veggies to choose from and about six varieties of Asian sauces and other condiments, like you get at a restaurant.
    It was a lot of Fun! We had MORE INTERACTION AS A FAMILY DOING HOT POT THAN ANY OTHER DINNER TIME!
    FOR THAT REASON THIS RECIPE GETS 5 STARS FROM ME< FOUR for being pretty darn good, and the Fifth is for Family FunTime Together time with INTERACTIONS BETWEEN MEMBERS OF THE SAME HOUSEHOLD, AT THE SAME TABLE, AT THE SAME TIME.
    i WILL BE IMPLEMENTING THIS STYLE OF EATING ONCE A WEEK AND TWICE IF HUMANLY POSSIBLE!
    anD THE NEXT TIME WE HAVE DINNER COMPANY…ICE BREAKER!

    1. Chelsea

      My family really likes spicy flavor so I added some Sichuan Peppercorn to the broth and the flavor was great! Make sure you don’t eat the peppercorn unless you want a tingly numbing sensation in your mouth. You also need to make a sesame peanut sauce for dipping the vegetables in after they have cooked! But you are right this is a great base! And so much fun to do with the family!

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