Chicken breast in a ginger and chilli broth

Soothing and nourishing, dumplings are one of the most loved foods of Germany. You’ll find them as a main meal, a side dish, in soups, or served sweet for dessert. Here we’ve created a dish that puts thyme and mushroom dumplings together with tender chicken breast in a steaming Asian-inspired broth. And to serve, we add shredded crisp cabbage, because no German dish would be complete would be complete without it.

Made from

Serves: 4
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1l chicken stock
  • 1 thumb of ginger, grated
  • 4 red chillies, sliced
  • 2 banana shallots, thinly sliced and separated into rings
  • 8tbsp cornflour
  • Rapeseed oil for frying
  • ½ small Savoy cabbage, inner leaves, finely shredded

For the dumplings

  • 1 maris piper potato, peeled, cubed and boiled until soft
  • 2tbsp plain flour
  • 2 sprigs of thyme, leaves only, chopped
  • 4 large chestnut mushrooms, 2 sliced, 2 cubed
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Salt and pepper to season  


  1. Mash the cooked potato until smooth then mix in the flour and egg until you have a firm dough.
  2. Add the cubed mushrooms and thyme. Season and form into balls.
  3. Simmer the dumplings carefully in salted water for about five minutes until firm. Drain and set aside. Keep warm.
  4. Sauté the chicken in a little oil until cooked. Keep warm.
  5. Bring the stock to the boil then add the sliced mushrooms, ginger and chillies and simmer for five minutes. Keep warm.
  6. Heat the rapeseed oil in a deep saucepan or deep fryer to 180c. Coat the shallots in the flour and fry until crisp. Drain on kitchen paper and set aside.
  7. Fry the shredded cabbage in the oil until crisp, drain and set aside.
  8. Slice the chicken and divide between bowls. Add the dumplings and pour over the broth.
  9. Top with the crisp shallots and cabbage and serve.

More recipes

This website uses cookies

We use cookies to personalise content, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic.


For more info visit our Cookie Policy