Chicken Chayote Squash Soup

October 16, 2022  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Chicken Chayote Squash Soup

Chicken Chayote Squash Soup, a rustic Khmer countryside recipe, is not only incredibly delicious but also remarkably easy to prepare. This hearty dish requires just one piece of chicken breast and two chayote squashes, making it accessible and perfect for a home-cooked meal.

The cooking process begins by bringing four cups of water to a boil in a soup pot. Bite-sized pieces of chicken, whether thigh or breast, and sliced yellow onions are added to the boiling water and cooked until the chicken becomes tender, infusing the broth with savory flavors. The introduction of chayote squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into bite-sized cubes, adds a delightful texture and freshness to the soup.

The seasoning stage involves enhancing the flavors with two tablespoons of fish sauce, a teaspoon of sugar, and a quarter teaspoon of black pepper. This thoughtful combination elevates the taste profile of the soup, creating a harmonious blend of savory, sweet, and peppery notes. The final touch includes topping the soup with chopped green onions, providing a burst of color and a hint of freshness.

To fully appreciate this Chicken Chayote Squash Soup, it is best served hot alongside rice. The recipe not only reflects the charm of Khmer countryside cooking but also emphasizes the simplicity of creating a wholesome and satisfying dish with minimal ingredients. Enjoying this flavorful soup is a delightful culinary experience that brings comfort and warmth to the table.


4 cups of water
1lb (450 gram) of chicken thigh or 1 piece chicken breast, cut to bite sizes
1 small yellow onion, sliced
2 chayote squash, peeled, seeded and cut bite sizes cubes
2 tablespoons of fish sauce
1 teaspoon of sugar
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
2 stalks green onion, chopped

Directions to make Chicken Chayote Squash Soup

  1. Put water in a soup pot, cook till water bubbling.
  2. Add chicken meat and yellow onion in boiling water, cook till meat tender.
  3. Add chayote squash and cook till water bubbling.
  4. Seasoning with fish sauce, sugar and black pepper.
  5. Top with green onion.

Serve hot with rice.

Enjoy it

Related: Mustard Green Soup with Roasted Meat

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2

Calories Per Serving: 750

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏27g 10%
Cholesterol ‏202mg 67%
Total Fat ‏39g 50%
Saturated Fat ‏16g 80%
Dietary Fiber ‏6g 21%
Protein ‏70g 140%
Sodium ‏2838mg 123%
Sugars ‏15g 30%


30 min


15 min




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