Spicy Chicken Soba Noodle Soup Recipe

Spice up your evening with this spicy chicken soba noodle soup, infused with exotic flavours of ginger, chilli and mirin. It’s satisfying, whilst being low-calorie (322 cal per serve). This recipe by Super FastDiet will be your first step to integrating fasting as a natural part of life. This could be the start to your complete makeover inside and out.

Serves 6
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

1 x 270g packet dried soba noodles
3 teaspoons olive oil
5 long green spring onions, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh root ginger peeled & minced
1 long red chilli, seeded and sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 bunch broccolini, trimmed and cut on the diagonal into bite size pieces
1 large carrot, peeled and julienned
6 cups chicken stock
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon mirin
a few drops of sesame oil
500g skinless chicken breasts, poached and shredded
2 cups baby spinach leaves, washed and shredded

Method

In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add spring onions, ginger, chilli and garlic and sauté for about a minute to release their flavour, being careful not to let the garlic burn. Add broccolini and carrot and sauté for a minute or two until well coated. Add the stock, soy sauce and mirin & sesame oil.

Bring to a gentle simmer for 5-10 minutes. Season to taste. Meanwhile bring a saucepan of water to a boil, add the noodles and cook until just tender, about 4 minutes. Drain and set aside until needed.

Divide the soba noodles among six warmed bowls, scatter over shredded spinach and chicken.  Ladle soup over and serve immediately.

Poached Chicken:

Place 2 large chicken breasts in bottom of a small saucepan in a single layer. Cover with 1 ½ cups chicken stock/broth or water. Add ½ teaspoon peppercorns and a bay leaf. Bring to a boil, then quickly reduce heat to low so that the water is barely at a simmer. Partly cover and gently simmer for 10 minutes. Turn off heat completely, and allow chicken to remain in hot poaching liquid for 15-20 minutes. When ready to use remove from the cooled poaching liquid and shred.

 

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