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Sesame Chicken Noodle Bowl

A wonderful spin on classic chicken noodle soup.

This recipe is taken heavily (okay - the whole damn thing) from Real Simple Magazine's May 2016 issue. I make it often, love it and freeze it! This is one of my favorite magazines and I highly recommend it. I've gotten many recipes and other tips from it to make my life much easier and healthier.

1 T sesame oil (I usually use 2 T)

1 lb. chicken breasts cut into small bite-size pieces

4 oz. fresh shiitake mushrooms, cut

2 carrots, cut into matchsticks

1 T grated fresh ginger

6 scallions, white and green parts separated, thinly sliced

3 T white miso

4 cups chicken broth

8 oz uncooked wide rice noodles (I have also used lo mein noodles)

12 oz. baby bok choy, quartered

1 T rice vinegar

Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until opaque (about 5 minutes). Remove and set aside. Add the mushrooms, carrots, ginger, scallion whites, and miso to the pot and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the broth and 3 cups of water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 15 minutes.

Add the chicken to the soup and simmer another 5 minutes. Add the noodles and bok choy and cook until softened, 5 minutes. Stir in the vinegar and scallion greens before serving.

This soup also freezes well.


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