Light and Healthy Asian Chicken Noodle Soup with Gluten-Free Option

January 11, 2015

Nothing nourishes the body quite like chicken soup.The savory chicken broth paired with an assortment of vegetables and oodles create a magical combination. This light and healthy version is inspired by the flavors of Asia.  With just a few ingredient substitutions and addition, familiar chicken noodle soup turns into a completely different dish. Ground ginger adds spice while tamari gives the soup depth.  In addition to being a tasty dinner, it is a quick one too.  Asian chicken noodle soup comes together in just under 20 minutes.

Asian Chicken Noodle Soup with Gluten-Free Option
Courtesy of  Betty Crocker


2 tablespoons sesame oil or vegetable oil
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lb), cut into bite-size pieces
3 tablespoons gluten-free tamari sauce
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 can (18.5 oz) Progresso™ Vegetable Classics French onion soup
2 cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
8 oz dried gluten-free rice noodles, broken
1 package (12 oz) fresh stir-fry vegetables (broccoli, carrots, snow peas)
1 tablespoon gluten-free cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water


1/2 cup gluten-free dry-roasted peanuts, crushed


Step 1: In 4-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 5 to 6 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Stir in 1 tablespoon of the tamari sauce; sprinkle ginger and garlic powder over chicken.

Step 2: Add soup and broth; heat to boiling over high heat. Add noodles and vegetables; cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until noodles are tender and vegetables crisp-tender.

Step 3: In small bowl, stir cornstarch and cold water until dissolved. Add to Dutch oven; stir to combine. Heat to boiling. Stir in remaining 2 tablespoons tamari sauce.

Step 4: Spoon into shallow serving bowls; top with crushed peanuts.

*Note: Since this recipe is gluten-free, it is very important to make sure that all the ingredients (like the peanuts, cornstarch and noodles) have a gluten-free seal especially if you are making this soup for someone with Celiac's disease.

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