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Authentic Chinese Chicken Noodle Soup - A Bowl of Comfort

We know it's the holidays but you could still be yearning for the authentic flavors of Chinese comfort food, we know we are! This easy-to-make Chinese Chicken Noodle Soup, is a culinary embrace that combines succulent chicken thighs, earthy shiitake mushrooms, and vibrant bok choy. Enriched with a broth infused with ginger, soy, and sesame, this bowl encapsulates the heart and soul of Chinese cuisine. Whether you're seeking warmth on a chilly day or something a little outside of your norm, this soup is your passport to a delicious journey. Let's delve into crafting this bowl of pure comfort!

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 35 minutes

Equipment You'll Need:

  1. Large Pot: Essential for creating the flavorful broth base, where chicken thighs, shiitake mushrooms, and water come together.

  2. Cutting Board: A cutting board provides a stable surface for slicing ingredients such as ginger, green onions, and bok choy.

  3. Knife: A sharp knife is crucial for chopping ginger, green onions, and for preparing the chicken.

  4. Food Processor (Optional): If you prefer a finer chop for the ginger, a food processor can be used.

  5. Ladle or Skimmer: Needed for skimming off any foam that rises to the surface while the broth is boiling.

  6. Separate Pot: For cooking the rice noodles and blanching the bok choy.

  7. Serving Bowls: Bowls for serving the finished Chinese Chicken Noodle Soup.

  8. Soup Spoons and Chopsticks: Traditional utensils for enjoying this delightful soup.

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Nutrition Information (per serving): Serves 4

  • Calories: 431

  • Protein: 30g

  • Fats: 8g

  • Carbs: 55g

  • Fiber: 4g

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Your List of Ingredients - Serves 4

  • 4x 4.8 oz. (135g) bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs

  • 8 shiitake mushrooms

  • 3 pt. (1.4ltr) water

  • 2 tbsp. rice wine vinegar

  • 4 slices ginger

  • 2 green onions, sliced, separate the white & green parts

  • 2 tsp. light soy sauce

  • ½ tsp. salt

  • ⅛ tsp. ground white pepper

  • ¼ tsp. sesame oil

  • 8 oz. (225g) rice noodles

  • 2 heads bok choy

Step 1: Craft the Broth Base

  • In a large pot, combine chicken thighs, shiitake mushrooms, and water. Bring to a boil, skimming off any foam.

Step 2: Infuse Authentic Chinese Flavors

  • Add rice wine vinegar, ginger, and the white part of the green onions.

  • Simmer on the lowest setting for around 30 minutes until the chicken achieves tender perfection.

Step 3: Prepare the Chicken

  • Once chicken is cooked, cool and shred into bite-sized pieces.

  • Discard ginger and green onions. Season the broth with light soy sauce, salt, white pepper, and sesame oil. Adjust to taste.

Step 4: Noodle and Bok Choy Harmony

  • In a separate pot, cook noodles according to package instructions. Add bok choy for the final 20-30 seconds to blanch quickly.

Step 5: Assembly and Savory Delight

  • Drain noodles and bok choy. Distribute evenly among 4 bowls.

  • Pour the prepared broth and mushrooms over noodles and bok choy. Crown each bowl with shredded chicken and the green part of the onions.

  • Serve promptly and relish the authentic flavors of Chinese comfort in every spoonful.


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