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Author Notes: Chicken Noodle Soup is a classic on a winter day or when you're feeling ill. Why not fancy it up a bit with a few extra Asian spices? You won't regret it! —mtlabor
- 3 chicken breasts, cut into medallions
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 2 small onions, chopped
- 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
- 2 garlic cloved, minced
- 4 cups water
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 1/2 to 1 box of spaghetti noodles
- 5 large shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and sliced thin
- 2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
- 4 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- pinch or two of red pepper flakes
- 2 scallions, sliced thin
- This is definitely a crockpot soup. Or I made it that way anyway. Turn your crockpot onto the high setting to get it warmed up.
- In a large skillet, heat up oil under medium high heat and cook the chicken medallions until no longer pink. Transfer chicken to crockpot and cover.
- In same skillet used for chicken, saute the onions, garlic, and ginger for about 5 minutes, when onions are soft and translucent. Add mixture to crockpot over chicken.
- Deglaze skillet of brown bits by adding 1 cup of water to pan and scraping of the sucs. Then dump that water into the crockpot. Add remaining 3 cups of water and 4 cups of chicken broth into crockpot as well. Let simmer in crockpot until almost ready to serve, stirring occasionally. Mine was in there for about 45 minutes.
- About 15 minutes before you're ready to dig in, add in noodles and mushrooms. When noodles are soft, stir in rice vinegar, soy sauce, chili flakes, sesame oil, and scallions.
- Ladle into bowls and serve hot!