As the weather gets colder, soups become more of a staple item on my menu. Nothing tastes better when you come in from a cold day then a bowl of hot soup. This recipe provides a good alternative to regular chicken soup especially when you may not be feeling well. You know what they say – “chicken soup is the best thing to have when you are feeling under the weather”
(Picture is from a blog called (ivillage.com)
4 cups of low sodium chicken broth
1 tbsp of grated ginger
6 ounces of raw chicken breast sliced into very thin strips
3 ounces of vermicelli style noodles (you can use whatever noodles you like really)
3 cups of spinach cut into small pieces
1 – 2 tsp soy sauce (up to you on the taste here – I use one)
1 tsp sesame oil
Optional – sliced green onions (green part only for the top of the soup when serving) – also optional are sliced mushrooms
Heat broth and ginger in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add chicken pieces and simmer on low for 5 minutes.
Raise heat to medium and add noodles. Cook till tender. (if using mushrooms you can add in here)
Add spinach and cook for about 2 minutes then take off heat and add sesame oil and soy sauce.
Sprinkle green onions on top if you choose.
Serve and enjoy! Serves 2