Thursday, January 7, 2016


The Beetleshack team

Another year another go at nailing the health kick. This is our go-to feel good chicken soup with a soba noodle spin to nourish your body & soul. Make your own chicken stock for 100% gloat-worthy goodness or just do the quick version and enjoy on the spot. 


1 tbsp. vegetable oil
2½ cups mushrooms, trimmed and sliced (shiitake or cremini)
4 scallions, sliced, with white and green parts separated
3 cloves garlic, minced
2-3 tsp. grated fresh ginger (peeled)
5 cups reduced-sodium chicken stock
2 cups water
3/4 cup soba noodles
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1.5 cups baby bok choy, ends trimmed
Juice of 1 lime
1 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
Sea salt, to taste


Heat the oil in a stockpot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat.  Add the mushrooms, white scallion parts, garlic and ginger to the pan.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms begin to soften, about 5 minutes.  Stir in the chicken stock and water and bring to a boil.

Add the soba noodles to the pot and cook at a boil for 5 minutes.  Stir in the shredded chicken and bok choy and cook 2 minutes more, until noodles are tender and bok choy is wilted and slightly softened.  Stir in the lime juice and soy sauce.  Adjust seasoning with sea salt if needed.  Top with scallion greens.  Serve warm.

Serving: about 6 servings

Original recipe found here on Annie's Eats Yummly page.


Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em