This is the time of year when I just love soups. So when I received an invitation to take the JSL Foods Fortune Udon Noodle Soup Recipe Challenge, I thought, “Hey, that sounds like fun”. My family loves udon noodles anyway so I thought I might as well create my own udon noodle soup to enter. I just love the way my easy chicken udon noodle soup recipe turned out so I have my fingers crossed to win! It is savory and a bit spicy and a bit sour and it really seems to play with all your taste buds at once while delivering a warming comfort food.
About Udon Noodles
Udon noodles are a thick, wheat-flour noodle used frequently in Japanese cuisine. They are often served hot as a noodle soup. It is amazing to watch udon noodles being made by hand. They seem to just magically turn from a rope of dough into 100s of fresh noodles!
However, I don’t make my own Udon noodles! I get them pre-made. You can get Fortune udon noodles in the refrigerated produce section of your grocery store (at shops like Shaws, Star Market, Jewel, Albertsons, Randalls, Stater Bros, Safeway, Lucky’s, Food Maxx, Food 4 Less, Savemart, Bashas’, Raley’s, Bel Air, Nob Hill Foods, WinCo, and Target.)
I like the Fortune udon noodles because they are pre-cooked, cholesterol-free, MSG free and ready to serve in just minutes. They can be fixed on the stovetop or in the microwave so they fit easily into your busy family schedule for a fast, hot meal. Fortune udon noodles also contain added flaxseed to provide 130 mg of ALA Omega-3 per serving. Pretty cool! They also come with flavor packs so you can just serve them as is but it is a lot of fun to serve it up with different toppings and personalize it just the way you like it.
Chicken Udon Noodle Soup With Hard Boiled Egg and Green Onion
This Chicken Udon Noodle Soup is very simple and fast to make but it is so delicious!
1 package of Fortune Udon Noodles Chicken Flavor
2 tsp mirin (rice wine similar to sake, sold in the same aisle as soy sauce)
2 tsp soy sauce
1 clove of garlic, pressed
1/2 tsp fresh ginger, finely grated
cooked chicken breast, sliced
1 egg, hard boiled and halved
green onion, sliced on the diagonal
sesame seeds (optional garnish)
sriracha sauce (optional garnish)
toasted sesame oil (optional garnish)
How To Make Udon Noodle Soup:
- Add 1 and 1/3 cup water to a sauce pot and bring to a boil.
- Add udon noodles, sauce packet, mirin, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger.
- Allow to simmer for 2-3 minutes.
- Pour in bowl and then top with slices of chicken, green onions, and hard boiled egg.
- Garnish with a drizzle of sesame oil and sriracha. Sprinkle with a few sesame seeds.
- Serve and enjoy.
If you prefer, you can toss out the noodles sauce packet and use 1 and 1/3 cup of chicken broth in place of the water and sauce packet.
For the cooked chicken breast, you can use leftovers (like I did), rotisserie chicken, or cook one up in a frying pan with some salt and pepper to season it.
Printable Chicken Udon Noodle Soup
This chicken udon soup makes a nice, quick lunch for me that is full of wonderful flavors that are delicious and satisfying.
Fortune Udon Noodles Coupon:
If you would like to try Fortune Udon Noodles yourself, you can get a coupon at JSLfoods.com
Have you tried udon noodle soup recipes before? What are some of your favorite toppings?