Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

This Asian Chicken Noodle Soup has an amazing authentic taste! The chicken marinated in Chinese Five Spice makes it amazingly tender…it melts in your mouth! The gluten free Mei Fun in this savory soup paired with the fresh ginger and garlic makes this dish over the top! Nothing screams savory like homemade chicken noodle soup…especially with an Asian flair!!

Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

Ingredients
  • 3 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1.5 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice Powder
  • 1.5 teaspoon salt
  • 1.5 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flake
  • 2.5 Tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh minced garlic
  • 1 pound Portobello mushrooms
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce, (Make sure it's a gluten free brand)
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 pound Bok Choy
  • 1 6oz. package of Mei Fun Noodles
  • Green Onions, optional (for garnish)

Instructions
  • I a large glass dish, marinate the chicken thighs using a 1/2 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Chinese Five Spice Powder, salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes for at least 24 hours.
  • After the chicken has marinated, warm a stock pot with 2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil over medium high heat.
  • Sear the chicken thighs in small batches for about 5 minutes. (Only sear the chicken, you do not want to cook it all the way through at this point).
  • Remove seared chicken from the heat and set aside on a plate to cool.
  • Keep the oil and chicken drippings in the pot and reduce heat to medium.
  • Add in the ginger and garlic, allow to cook for about 1-2 minutes.
  • Add in the mushrooms and stir thoroughly.
  • Add in the soy sauce, chicken broth and water. After adding in liquid, cut the chicken in bite sized pieces and add into liquid.
  • Reduce heat to medium low and allow to cook for about 20 mins.
  • While the soup is cooking, cut the Bok Choy by removing the base and dice all of the remaining green leafs. (You want your Bok Choy cut chunky). Soak the Bok Choy in cold water to thoroughly remove all dirt, about 20 minutes.
  • After the 20 minutes have passed, drain the Bok Choy and rinse one more time and then add into soup to allow to cook.