This Asian vegetable soup is lower calorie and packed full of good for you chicken and vegetables with just a touch of Asian flavor!
Welcome back to soup week, day three! (Don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post for the cast iron dutch oven I’ve been using to make my soups this week!)
When I decided I wanted to do a soup week a few weeks back, I figured November 1st would be the perfect time. Halloween would be done (plus we’d be sick of candy) and the cool temperatures would have arrived.
I figured everybody would be ready for a bunch of warm and hearty soups!
Everybody except Mother Nature that is…
She has other plans for the weather, because even though we’ve had a few cool mornings and lots of rain, the days have been quite warm. (So not exactly soup weather in my eyes!)
I’m sure I’ll be complaining about the cold in a few months, but for now I am ready for some cooler weather!
The first two soups (see them here and here) I shared this week were delicious and my family loved them both! Since I try to keep my net carb count in the 70’s each day, that means I really haven’t been able to have more than it a few bites of the soups. (They are full of beans, which I limit since they are very high in carbs and eating the chicken and sausage out of the soups doesn’t count!)
Today’s soup is just perfect for me (and anyone else looking for a lower calorie option!)
Packed full of my favorite veggies, broth and chicken- I ate two big bowls!
This Asian Chicken Noodle Soup does have noodles, but I cooked the noodles separately and added them directly to the kids soup bowls.
The directions below include adding the noodles to the soup while it cooks, but if you’re like me and don’t want the noodles, just cook them separately and add them later. (Because we all know kids love noodles and not spinach!)
Recommended products from this post:
- Dutch oven
- Hamilton Beach Set it and Forget it Slow Cooker
- Soup ladle (Love that this has the oz labeled in the ladle)
This Asian vegetable soup is lower calorie and packed full of good for you chicken and vegetables with just a touch of Asian flavor! (5 ww points per serving)
- 2 tbs sesame oil
- 6 green onions, chopped, green and white parts separated
- 1 2 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 3 cups water
- 16 oz boneless chicken breast cut into a few smaller pieces (you could use pre cooked, just add it towards the end of the cooking time.)
- 2 tbsp Teriyaki sauce
- 1 tbsp sriracha (use more or less depending on your heat tolerance
- 1/2 tsp salt (you might need more depending on your broth)
- 1 cup thickly chopped zucchini
- 9 ounces pasta/noodles
- 1 red bell pepper thinly sliced (I included half an orange pepper too- love them)
- 6 cups baby spinach
- In a large soup pot, heat sesame oil over medium high heat, saute with parts of onion, garlic and ginger for about 3 minutes.
- Add chicken broth, water, chicken, teriyaki sauce, sriracha sauce and salt to pot. Bring to boil and simmer about 5 to 7 minutes.
- Remove chicken and shred. ( I just shredded it in the pot)
- Add zucchini, peppers and noodles to soup and continue cooking until noodles are tender.
- Add chicken back to the pot (If you even took it out…)
- Add spinach, stirring around until wilted.
- Taste add salt, pepper and/or additional sriracha if desired
- adapted from the food network magazine
- I used Japanese Udon noodles, but you could use any type of noodle for this recipe.
- Fresh Ginger is not something I keep on hand, but I do keep a squeeze bottle of minced ginger ni my fridge. Found it in the produce section where they keep the fresh herbs.
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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.