Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

Over the weekend, it went from spring to fall here!  The warm sunshine has been replaced by cold rain.  Many of us in this household have had the sniffles.  It was time for soup.  The leftover Asian Chicken in the fridge inspired me to make this soup.  Let me tell you, it was really good!

 

It’s nothing like traditional chicken noodle soup.  The tamari, lime and ginger in the broth is amazing.   The cilantro adds something unexpected although I suspect if you’re not a cilantro fan the soup would be good without it.   The ingredient list looks long, but I assure you this is a very simple soup to throw together.  If you don’t have cooked chicken on hand, just cook the chopped chicken with the oil and garlic until the chicken is done and follow the rest of the recipe.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp Palm Shortening or oil of your choice
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic, minced
  • 8 cups of Chicken Stock/Broth (I actually used 7 cups homemade stock and 1 cup water)
  • 1/4 cup Tamari Sauce (Soy-free recipes here and here)
  • 2 Tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 Tbsp Sucanat or Brown Sugar
  • 1/8 – 1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes (I’m a wimp.  I used 1/8 tsp.)
  • 1 1/2 – 2 pounds Asian Chicken, cut into bite sized pieces (I’m sure unseasoned chicken would be fine.)
  • 1 cup Frozen Peas
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro, chopped
  • Angel Hair Pasta, cooked (I used spaghetti!)

 

It might be fun to add:

  • Mushrooms
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Carrots
  • Sugar Snap Peas instead of Frozen Peas

 

Directions:
1. Heat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.  Add garlic and cook a couple minutes.
2. Add broth, tamari sauce, lime juice, sucanat, ginger, red pepper and chicken and boil 5 minutes.
3. Remove from heat and add peas and cilantro.  Let stand 2-3 minutes.
4. Serve soup over noodles.  Enjoy!

 

 

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11 Responses to “Asian Chicken Noodle Soup”

  1. The flavors in this soup look stunning. Thanks for linking up to Friday Potluck!

  2. Love this healthy soup. It incorporates so many of my favorite ingredients. So glad I found you from Paisley Passions. I hope you’ll swing by Momtrends and share on our Friday Food Linky!

    http://www.momtrends.com/2011/05/recipe-linky-summer-salads/

  3. angie says:

    oh this looks delicious a great twist on the soup we are always used to come see me at http://shpannies.blogspot.com

  4. Miranda says:

    Great combination of flavors, everything sounds so delicious! Thanks for linking this up to Fat Camp Friday, hope to see you next week!

  5. Lark says:

    Looks good! I am not a big fan of Tofu, so I was glad to see you used chicken!

    Thanks for linking up!

  6. Christy says:

    We had chicken noodle soup for dinner – I wish I had seen this recipe before I made mine – the flavor sounds so intriguing – I would never think to put sugar in a soup – but why not?? Yummy!

  7. Sarah says:

    Assuming you use wheat/gluten-free noodles to make this “top 8″ free? What kind do you use?

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