Chicken Udon Soup

Thick Udon noodles give this Japanese style soup its great consistency while mushrooms, ginger and scallions deepen its flavor.

This recipe is a great option for a hearty yet healthy lunch and fits perfectly in a balanced and healthy regime like The Balanced Meal Plan, which is a great program wether you are trying to loose some extra weight or just keep yourself fit.

Chicken Udon Soup

 

Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 4 oz cooked Chicken Breast cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1.5 oz Udon Noodles
  • 2 cups Dashi (you can use chicken stock)
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1/4 tsp minced Garlic
  • A dash of Powdered Ginger (or 1/4 tsp fresh minced ginger)
  • 3 Scallions (thinly sliced)
  • 1/4 cup chopped Carrot
  • 1/4 cup chopped Green Beans
  • 1 cup shredded Cabbage
  • 1/4 cup chopped Broccoli
  • 1/4 cup chopped Zucchini
  • 1/4 cup chopped Mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
  • Salt to Taste

 

 

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in a pot over medium heat, add scallions (reserving a tbsp or so for garnish) and sauté until softened and translucent. Then add garlic and ginger and sauté for about 30 seconds or util fragrant.
  • Add carrots and green beans, stirring well to coat with oil. Then pour chicken stock and bring to a hard boil. Lower heat to medium, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Add shredded cabbage, cover and simmer for 5 more minutes.
  • Then add broccoli, zucchini and mushrooms,  give a quick stir and simmer for 5 additional minutes or until desired tenderness. Reduce heat to low, stir in soy sauce, cubed chicken and adjust seasoning if necessary.
  • Meanwhile, in another pot, cook udon noodles according to package instructions. Drain noodles and rinse with cold water (to remove surface starch) and serve into a bowl. Serve hot soup over the noodles, garnish with remaining scallions and red pepper flakes (if desired) and enjoy.

Chicken Udon Soup

 

 

Nutritional Information:

Units Consumed: 2 veggie units, 1 cereal unit, 1 meat unit, 1/3 fat units, total of limited condiments

*Units based on The Balanced Meal Plan.

 

Calories: 448 kcal

Fat 7 g (Saturated Fat 1 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat 3 g), Cholesterol 0 g, Sodium 2036 g, Potassium 831 g, Carbohydrates 57 g (Dietary Fiber 9 g, Sugars 13 g), Protein 39 g, Vitamin A 25 %, Vitamin C 142 %, Calcium 10 %, Iron 14 %

 

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