Kitchen & Cooking

It’s cold and rainy outside. Time to make my homemade Chicken Udon Noodle Soup.

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.

Add mushrooms.

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

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