3 Satisfying Chicken Noodle Soup Recipes
Although our products are vegan, not all of our customers follow a vegan diet, and chicken noodle soup is one of the most popular noodle dishes. It makes for a tasty, nourishing meal and is a good way to use up both leftover chicken and any spare vegetables. Since convenience and versatility are two of the most important reasons to buy noodles, chicken noodle soup is a perfect choice for a quick, nutritious dinner. You just need to pick a recipe.
How to choose and buy noodles?
There are different types of noodles available. Wheat is the most popular, however, it is incompatible with individuals who have gluten sensitivities or who maintain a gluten-free diet in any other way. Egg noodles are not suitable for vegans. If you have specific dietary requirements, then rice or buckwheat noodles are good alternatives that are free from gluten and animal products. You can also buy them organic and GMO-free if you have other environmental and health concerns.
One of the first ingredients you need for chicken noodle soup is chicken. If it is not pre-cooked, such as the leftovers from a roast dinner, then overall cooking time will increase. You require the chicken to be shredded into small pieces. Just heat a pan of chicken or vegetable stock, add herbs, spices and other seasonings to infuse, plus your preferred vegetables to simmer until cooked. It can usually be made in a single pan.
1. Chinese Chicken Soup
In China, where noodles are a staple food, the traditional chicken soup is seasoned with ingredients such as ginger, chilli, soy sauce, sesame oil and rice wine. In addition, scallions can be used. The longer you simmer the herbs, spices and seasoning together, the more the flavor will intensify.
2. Japanese Style
Ramen is a type of Japanese noodle soup that uses meat stock, often chicken-based (although it can be pork). Other ingredients may include onions, garlic, shiitake mushrooms, soy sauce, miso, seaweed, and bean sprouts. Torijiru is a chicken soup made from dashi broth (often kelp- or fish-based) and vegetables like daikon radish and taro root. Saki or mirin may add extra flavor. In any soup, noodles can be added with a combination of Japanese ingredients.
3. Western Style
You may think of noodles as Asian ingredients, and they do indeed have their origins in East Asia. Chicken soup, however, has a long tradition in the west, especially when you are feeling ill. If you want to make some fusion cuisine, you can use the ingredients of a traditional American or European chicken soup, including carrots, celery, onions, and green beans, as well as cooked shredded chicken and your preferred noodles. After all, noodles and pasta are close in texture. Herbs and spices could include thyme or a bay leaf, and you may also want to add some white wine.
These are just a few of the different varieties of chicken noodle soup available. Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia all have their versions, such as Soto Ayam. When you buy noodles, you can mix almost any combination of chicken, vegetables, herbs, and spices with them for a delicious soup.