Gingery Chicken Noodle Soup

Total Time:
30 mins


  • 4 ounces thin dried Chinese noodles (chow mein)

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1/4 cup fine fresh ginger matchsticks

  • 8 cups chicken stock, preferably homemade

  • 1 large carrot, cut into 1/8-by-1-inch matchsticks

  • 12 ounces thin chicken cutlets, cut into thin strips

  • 2 cups shredded Napa cabbage

  • 1/2 cup snow peas, thinly sliced lengthwise

  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced

  • Soy sauce, hot sauce and sesame oil, for serving


  1. Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil. Add the noodles and cook until al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, heat the oil. Add the ginger and cook over high heat until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the chicken stock and carrot and bring to a boil. Add the chicken, cabbage, snow peas and scallion and simmer until the chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Add the noodles and simmer until heated through. Serve in deep bowls, passing the soy sauce, hot sauce and sesame oil at the table.

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