Chicken Udon Noodle Soup
30 mins (prep 12, cooking 15)
22 ingredients
4 servings
This isn't your ordinary Mom's or Campbell's over-salted Chicken Noodle Soup. Udon noodles, lemongrass, mushrooms and fresh seared chicken breast take Chicken Noodle to the next level.

Categories:  soups , chicken-breast , trans--fat-free , shitake-mushrooms , lunch , appetizers , mushrooms , asian ,
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  • 2 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3/4 pound chicken breast halves, boneless and skinless 2 small, butterflied (cut horizontally almost all the way through and then opened like a book)
  • 1 x kosher salt to taste*
  • 1 x black pepper freshly ground to taste*
  • 4 ounces shallots 3 medium size, peeled and thinly sliced into rings
  • 2 stalks lemon grass trimmed, outer layers discarded, halved lengthwise, and smashed with the side of a chef’s knife*
  • 1 tablespoon ginger freshly minced
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar, light packed
  • 5 1/2 cups chicken broth, low salt
  • 3 1/2 ounces mushrooms, shitake stemmed and quartered (1-1/2 cups)
  • 9 ounces udon noodles fresh*
  • 1 small serrano pepper or thai bird chile, sliced into thin rings*
  • 8 large basil leaves, fresh and torn, plus sprigs for garnish*
  • 1 medium lime half juice and half cut into wedges*
  • 1 1/4 tablespoons soy sauce or to taste
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves freshly chopped, for garnish
  • 2 medium scallions, spring or green onions trimmed and sliced, for garnish
  • 1 medium carrot cut into matchsticks, for garnish


Serving Size (437.14 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 824.96 Calories from Fat 322.83
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35.87g 220.71%
Saturated Fat 6.03g 120.65%
Trans Fat 0.04g %
Cholesterol 217.97mg 290.62%
Sodium 1375.52mg 229.25%
Total Carbohydrate 47.38g 63.18%
Dietary Fiber 2.04 g 32.71%
Sugars 3.64 g %
Protein 80.49g 643.93%
Vitamin A 107.36IU% Vitamin C 0.71mg%
Calcium 48.67mg% Iron 6.34mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
chicken breast halves, ground, lemon grass, trimmed, minced, fresh, serrano pepper, or, small, large, or, sauce, chopped, cilantro leaves, medium carrot