When it’s cold and rainy outside or if you’re feeling a little under the weather this is my yummy, wholesome, go to dish. Homemade Chicken Udon Noodle Soup!
A few years ago I got the flu, was feeling horrible & needed something to eat but didn’t know what. To make me have some food that was both yummy & healthy Mark threw together this dish to help me feel better. (bless him he is a beautiful man!)
This dish has evolved over the years & you can make your own additions or reductions to make your own yummy versionat home!
So to start we have the following:
- Chicken (I use thigh meat because i think it’s juicer. But you can use breast if you wish.)
- Olive Oil.
- Onion: Large Diced.
- Udon Noodles
- Ginger: Peeled & very finely diced.
- Garlic: Put through a garlic press.
- Baby Carrots: Halved then sliced.
- Broccolini: Halved.
- Mushrooms: I use pre-sliced, but you can substitute for any kind cleaned & sliced.
- Bok Choi: Whole. (depending on what I have grown or what the supermarket has available, I will use Choy Sum instead)
- Chilli flakes: To Taste. everyone has their own hotness meter, so just start off small & add more to taste as needed.
- Coriander: Your choice. ( Not everyone likes the taste of coriander /cilantro. So you can add this if you like, but it isn’t a must have to make this dish a success.
- Salt & Pepper to Taste.
- Chicken or Vegetable Stock: Not shown.
In a large pot put olive oil, onion, garlic. Stir occasionally until onion is limp & slightly brown.
Add Chicken & cook until cooked on the outside.
Add chicken /vegetable broth with Ginger.
Bring to the boil & then reduce to a slow simmer.
Cook on a low heat for 1 hour or until chicken is cooked all the way through. I like to let it cook a little longer on a slow heat so the chicken is super tender until it breaks apart before I add the remainder of the ingredients.
Once you are happy with the chicken add the Broccolini & cook until it is cooked to your liking (i like it firm, but cooked all the way through.)
Next add carrot, coriander (if you wish) & udon noodles.
Bring to the boil, Let it bubble for 8- 10 minutes. Turn off the heat.
Serve & then enjoy this amazing brothy chicken veggie beauty!
Let me know how you go & what changes you made! xo