Gluten Free Asian Chicken & Rice- Noodle Soup
Asian Chicken & Rice- Noodle Soup! Want a different taste other than the every-day meal you usually serve? This is a quick prep,( believe it or not, looking at all that go into it!) and you’ll be adding something to your menu box for…ever. Asian Chicken and Rice- Noodle Soup.
Now, I didn’t say you’ll have everything on hand immediately….you’ll need to pick up the ingredients at your market, but once that’s done, the rest is easy. If you have leftover chicken breasts, there you go. (someone also suggested using the white meat from a cooked G-Free Rotisserie Chicken from your specialty market.)
I used a homemade chicken soup that had broth left over. But, you can always substitute a good, gluten free boxed broth.
Ingredients: for 4 hearty servings:
1 box ( 14 0z) Stir-Fry Rice Noodles. See photo of what I used.
4 -5 cups Chicken Broth, G-Free or your own.
2 Boneless Chicken Breasts, cooked, then cubed to 1 in. pieces.
1 shredded or grated Carrot. Peel, then grate.
4 or 5 Crimini Mushrooms, sliced.
8 to 10 Broccoli Florets, Washed broccoli well, then cut off stem portion.
1 bunch Fresh Spinach. Wash well, then cut off stems.
1 large Garlic Clove, slivered
2 Scallions, Sliced using white & light green parts. Not dark ends.
Quick dash of Ground Ginger.
1 tbl G-Free Soy Sauce. I recommend “Bragg’s Liquid Amino Soy”.
Salt & Pepper to taste
These rice noodles are easy, but follow the directions on the box. Those were: Put the noodles in boiling water and set aside for 10 min. to get soft. Drain and then you’ll add to the broth in a few minutes.
Cut up the chicken. Set aside.
In a large soup pot, place the broth, shredded carrot, broccoli, garlic clove and mushrooms. Bring to a simmer. Simmer for about 3 minutes only. Time it.
Add the spinach, ginger, soy sauce, salt & pepper, cooked, cut chicken pieces, and rice noodles.
Allow to simmer for another 3-4 minutes. The rice noodles are soft, but this 4 minutes more will cook through.
Add the scallions. Remove from heat. Scallions will soften in the hot soup.
Plate up and serve it as more ingredients and rice noodles than broth. It’s a hearty, yet “less brothy” soup, as the photo suggests.
This is something to keep in mind whenever you have extra boneless chicken breasts, and that makes the prep even easier. Hope you like it!