Rating: 4.5 stars
15 Ratings
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Thick Japanese udon noodles are the soul of Chicken-Udon Soup. Meaty shiitake mushrooms, fragrant star anise, and a touch of dry rice wine deepen the soup's flavor.

David Bonom
Recipe by Cooking Light January 2012

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Credit: Sang An; Styling: Philippa Bathwaite

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
32 mins
total:
1 hr 2 mins
Yield:
Serves 4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Remove stems from mushrooms; reserve stems. Thinly slice mushroom caps; set aside. Combine mushroom stems, Chicken Stock, and next 4 ingredients (through star anise) in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand 10 minutes. Strain stock through a sieve over a bowl; discard solids.

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  • Cook udon noodles according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain well.

  • Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add canola oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add reserved sliced mushroom caps to pan, and sauté for 2 minutes. Add minced ginger and minced garlic; sauté for 1 minute. Add sake, and cook for 4 minutes, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Add stock to pan. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to medium-low. Add chicken, soy sauce, 1 tablespoon honey, and salt; simmer for 2 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly heated. Divide noodles evenly among 4 bowls. Add 1 1/2 cups soup to each bowl. Sprinkle each serving with 1 tablespoon green onions.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

354 calories; fat 7.8g; saturated fat 1.1g; mono fat 3.2g; poly fat 1.7g; protein 28.4g; carbohydrates 37.8g; fiber 3.1g; cholesterol 61mg; iron 2.7mg; sodium 345mg; calcium 45mg.
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