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Ginger Lemongrass Chicken Noodle Soup

ginger lemongrass chicken noodle soup in a grey bowl, surrounded by a gold spoon, ginger, and fresh herbs.

This Asian-inspired ginger lemongrass chicken noodle soup is both fresh and comforting with a ginger lemongrass broth, brown rice noodles, chicken and vegetables. It's a light and healthy winter meal that will warm you from the inside! (gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free)

Ingredients

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  • 3-inch piece of fresh ginger, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 2 6-inch stalks of fresh lemongrass, cut into fourths vertically
  • 2 green onions, cut into fourths
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 medium chicken breast
  • 1 cup carrots, sliced (about 2 medium carrots)
  • 1 head baby bok choy, cut vertically into strips
  • 2 oz flat brown rice noodles
  • Salt to taste

For topping:

  • Sliced jalapeño
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Fresh cilantro leaves
  • Chopped fresh green onion

Instructions

  1. Place ginger, lemongrass and green onions in a soup pot. Add broth and bring to a gentle simmer. Cover and simmer 10 minutes.
  2. Add chicken to the pot and continue simmering until chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes.
  3. Remove the chicken, shred it and set aside. Strain the broth and discard the solids. Return broth to the pot.
  4. Add carrots, bok choy and noodles to the pot with the broth. Cover and simmer 4-5 minutes, or until carrots and noodles are tender. Stir chicken back into soup. Add salt as needed.
  5. Ladle soup into bowls and top with mint, cilantro, green onion and/or sliced jalapeños.

Notes

  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
  • The amount of salt you add will depend on the broth you use. I used a very light homemade broth without any added salt, so I had to add about a teaspoon to the recipe. If the broth you're using is already salted, taste the soup before adding salt at the end.
  • I like to use brown rice noodles for added fiber, but you can use regular rice noodles if you can't find brown rice.
  • Feel free to add any other vegetables you like, such as thinly sliced mushrooms or onions. You'll just add them with the carrots and bok choy.

Keywords: asian chicken noodle soup, ginger lemongrass chicken noodle soup