Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
Hands-on Time
40 Mins
Total Time
56 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 2/3 cups)

Sesame oil and crushed red pepper add just the right amount of zing to each serving of Chicken Noodle Bowl.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain. Rinse under cold water; drain.

Step 2

Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add 1 teaspoon canola oil; swirl to coat. Add chicken; cook 4 minutes on each side or until done. Let stand 5 minutes. Shred.

Step 3

Return pan to medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon canola oil; swirl to coat. Add onion, 1 tablespoon ginger, 1 tablespoon garlic, and red pepper; cook 4 minutes. Add stock and 1 3/4 cups water; bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Cover and simmer 15 minutes. Pour stock mixture through a sieve over a bowl; discard solids. Return stock mixture to pan; keep warm.

Step 4

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sesame oil; swirl to coat. Add mushrooms; cook 6 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon ginger and 1 tablespoon garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add mushroom mixture, chicken, soy sauce, and sugar to stock mixture; bring to a simmer.

Step 5

Stir in sugar snap peas; cook 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in green onions and salt. Divide pasta evenly among 4 bowls; ladle stock mixture over pasta.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Bethlyleshowell's Review

July 11, 2013
I thought it was a little time-consuming, but the end result was terrific! Definitely something I'll make again.

steponme's Review

April 19, 2013
I thought with the garlic and ginger this would be a flavorful soup, unfortunately after all the dicing and chopping, we were disappointed with how bland it was.

labellaluke's Review

April 18, 2013

Amy9876's Review

November 11, 2013
My family loved this! I did add diced carrots to the mushroom mixture because my kids love them. Will make again soon.

caromichi's Review

April 24, 2013
I followed the soup recipe exactly and found it very flavorful! I like my food on the spicy side and the sesame oil and crushed red pepper added just the right amount of zing. I did substitute spinach for the peas as I am not a pea fan. I would absolutely make this again!