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Japanese (Udon) Noodle Soup with Veggies and Dip (for the Car)

Japanese (Udon) Noodle Soup with Veggies and Dip (for the Car)
YIELDS
4 servings
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Ingredients

Japanese (Udon) Noodle Soup Wi

½
cup cup dry shiitake mushrooms (or fresh enoki mushrooms)
1
cup 1 cup vegetable or chicken broth (taken from broth for soup)
2
container 2 cartons vegetable or chicken broth (30 oz or 900 mL each)
1
tsp 1 tsp fresh ginger (from a jar)
1
tsp 1 tsp fresh garlic (from a jar)
¼
cup cup miso paste (Japanese soya bean paste found with Asian foods)
4 4
chicken breasts, boneless skinless (1 ½ lbs or 675 g)
1
tsp 1 tsp canola oil
Aluminum foil
2
pkg 2 pkgs (10 oz or 300 g) Udon noodles Japanese thick wheat noodles usually found fresh in your deli or dairy section. You can replace with fresh Shanghai noodles.
4 4
green onions
Previously soaked mushrooms and broth
1
lb(s) 1 lb or 450 g precut carrots and celery

Veggie Dip

½
cup cup lowest fat mayonnaise
½
cup cup fat-free sour cream
1
tsp 1 tsp Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb Seasoning
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Directions

Step 1

Pre-heat oven to 400ºF.

Step 2

Rinse dry mushrooms in a colander then place in a small bowl.

Step 3

Pour 1 cup of the broth over mushrooms to submerge. Set aside.

Step 4

In a large stove-top pot over high heat combine the balance of broth, ginger, garlic and miso paste.

Step 5

Stir and bring to a boil.

Step 6

Reduce heat and let simmer.

Step 7

chicken breasts on both sides with a little canola oil.

Step 8

Place on a cooling rack over a cookie sheet in hot oven.

Step 9

Set timer for 10 minutes. Don’t flip, but rotate the chicken (to create grill marks).

Step 10

Set timer for an additional 5 minutes. Flip the chicken over then reset oven to broil for 4 additional minutes.

Step 11

Remove from heat and wrap in foil to keep warm.

Step 12

Rinse Udon noodles under cold water, massaging with your fingers until they separate, then add to soup broth.

Step 13

Slice green onions at an angle into 1/2” pieces and set aside.

Step 14

Pour the mushrooms and broth into the stockpot.

Step 15

Rinse carrots and celery under cold water and place in plastic container with lid.

Step 16

Combine mayonnaise, sour cream and spice in a small mixing bowl.

Step 17

Stir and set in a plastic container with lid.

Step 18

Remove grilled chicken from oven and slice into strips.

Step 19

Place noodles into a deep bowl, add chicken slices, then broth and top with green onion. YUUUMMMY, just like the restaurants.

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