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

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.

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.

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!

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