Asian Inspired Chicken Noodle Soup

This is the ultimate cold/flu comforting soup. What’s better than chicken noodle soup for a cold? How about an Asian spin on a classic. This chicken noodle soup uses fresh ginger and soba noodles. Looking for a little heat to clear up that congestion? Throw in a spicy pepper to warm your soul. Drink up, and feel better!

Servings: 6

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped

1 large carrot, finely chopped

3 inches ginger, thick sliced

1 cup chicken, cooked and chopped

8 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth

1 jalapeno or other spicy pepper, slit down the middle, whole (optional)

1 cup cooked soba noodles

Salt and pepper to taste

Cilantro, roughly chopped, to garnish (optional)

Directions:

In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion, carrot, and ginger, and cook, stirring frequently, until slightly softened (approximately 7 minutes). Add the chopped chicken to the pot.

Add 8 cups of reduced-sodium chicken broth to the pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Add in the whole pepper (slit down the middle) to the pot for added spiciness (optional). Reduce the heat and allow the soup to simmer for 15 minutes.

Add in the cooked soba noodles and salt and pepper to taste.

Top with chopped cilantro, if desired.

Enjoy!

*feature photo courtesy of http://www.400caloriesorless.com

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