This Asian Chicken Noodle Soup is incredibly tasty and easy! Use any extra roasted chicken or leftover turkey and throw in some vegetables and noodles, it’s a terrific fridge forage soup recipe for after thanksgiving and holiday dinner. It’s also one of my classic go-to chicken noodle soup recipes that’s full of flavor and nutrition. Much better than the canned stuff! 😀

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Easy Asian Chicken Noodle Soup uses leftover turkey or chicken!

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe (Asian-inspired, Use leftover Turkey or Chicken!)

This recipe is a spin on the classic chicken noodle soup with a hint of Vietnamese chicken pho flavor. It’s incredibly easy and quick to make and with just 9 gram of net carb! It’s a great way to use up leftover chicken or turkey and that makes it the perfect dish after the holidays and as well as everyday!

Although it uses cooked chicken or turkey (p.s. that’s the reason this recipe is easy and fast), it doesn’t mean that it lacks flavor. On the contrary, this Asian-inspired chicken noodle soup yields the most flavorful, light, and airy stock and the chicken bites are tender. Garnish with lime juice, Jalapeno slices, and cilantro…it’s like a mini herb garden in a big bowl of chicken soup…SO GOOD!

Ingredients for Asian chicken and noodle soup
Simple ingredients – Carrots, garlic, shallot, shiitake, ginger, Jalapeno, baby bok choy, and leftover turkey or chicken.

Ingredients for leftover turkey or chicken noodle soup

  • Aromatics – garlic, ginger, shallot
  • Protein – Any cooked chicken or turkey
  • Stock – chicken stock, turkey stock, vegetable stock, or homemade chicken bone broth
  • Vegetables – carrots, shiitake, and any veggies you like. I prefer baby bok choy. 🙂
  • Noodles – Any noodles. I use shirataki noodles in the recipe today

How to make Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

  1. Saute the ginger, garlic, and shallot until fragrant then add the carrots and shitake.
  2. Add the broth and the cooked chicken or turkey and bring it to a simmer.
  3. Taste the broth and season with salt and fish sauce (for a Vietnamese-inspired flavor) or coconut aminos (for a Chinese-inspired flavor).
  4. Add the cooked noodles, garnish, and serve!

Substitutions and Ingredient Swap Suggestions

  • Noodles: You can use any types – classic egg noodles for the family and kids, shirataki noodles, zucchini noodles, gluten-free rice noodles, or even thin angel hair pasta noodles.
  • Vegetables: Don’t skip the carrots! Feel free to add celery and swap baby bok choy for broccoli, cauliflower florets, or even Chinese broccoli if you happen to have them in the fridge.
  • Mushrooms: I recommend using shiitake – either rehydrated shiitake or fresh. If you really don’t have it, try cremini or baby bella.
  • Seasoning: I use fish sauce so it tastes more Vietnamese-inspired. If you use coconut aminos, it’ll taste more Chinese. 🙂
  • Skip the noodles: prefer no noodles? No problem. Feel free to throw-in more veggies. Shredded cabbage or daikon is another great choice!
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A big pot of nourishing noodle soup, using leftover chicken or turkey. Easy & delicious!

Storage and Reheat Suggestions

You can store the extra chicken noodle soup in the fridge or freezer. Here are a few quick tips:

  • Fridge: Finish the soup in 4 days.
  • Freezer: Shirataki noodles and zoodles don’t do well in the freezer. I recommend finishing the noodles and storing the rest (the broth and veggies) in the freezer.
  • Reheat: Stovetop is the best method, especially when it’s frozen. Use the microwave if stored in the fridge.

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So friends! This Asian-inspired chicken noodle soup is a great way to use up leftover turkey or rotisserie chicken . Just because we use leftover ingredients it doesn’t mean that our meals will taste boring! The soup yields the most flavorful and airy broth and the chicken soaks up all the delicious flavor.

I’ve done all the work to help you reinvent the meal and turn not-so-interesting leftovers to hello- -yummy meal! 😀 Give the recipe a try and let me know how it goes!

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Asian Chicken Noodle Soup (Keto, Use Leftover Turkey or Chicken!)

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Author: ChihYu
Keto Asian Chicken Noodle Soup uses leftover turkey or chicken is the perfect chicken noodle soup to use up all the leftover ingredients
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Ingredients

  • 0.5 oz garlic, minced (about 4 medium cloves)
  • 2.2 oz shallot, thinly sliced (about 1 large shallot)
  • 0.6 oz ginger, grated
  • 5 oz. carrot, julienned (about 1 large carrot)
  • 3.5 oz fresh shiitake, sliced
  • 14 oz. shirataki noodles, drained, or any other noodles
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • Coarse sea salt
  • 32 oz chicken stock or bone broth
  • 2-3 cups shredded chicken or leftover turkey, or more quantity
  • 15 oz. baby bok choy, halved or quartered (about 3 whole bundles)
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce, or to taste
  • Half whole lime juice, or to taste
  • Garnish cilantro, chopped, optional
  • 1-2 whole Jalapeno chili pepper, sliced, optional

Instructions

  • Prepare the garlic and shallot in one bowl. Ginger, carrot and shiitake in another bowl. Prepare the noodles by following the package instructions.
  • Preheat a medium to large soup pot over low heat, when it feels warm, add the toasted sesame oil. Saute garlic, ginger, and shallot with 2 small pinches of salt until medium heat until fragrant, about 10 seconds.
    Step 1 - how to make Asian chicken noodle soup
  • Add the ginger, carrots., and shiitake. Season with 2 small pinches of salt. Saute about 2 minutes.
    step 2 - saute shallot and carrots
  • Add the stock. Cover with a lid. Lower the heat to medium-low and bring it to a gentle simmer, about 4-5 minutes.
    Step 3 add the chicken stock
  • Add the cooked chicken or turkey and the bok choy. Simmer for another 1 minute or until the bok choy stems turn a deeper green color yet still crunchy. Add the noodles.
    Step 5 - add the noodles and the vegetables
  • Season with fish sauce to taste, one tablespoon a time. Off heat, drizzle with lime juice and garnish with jalapeno and cilantro. Serve hot or warm.
    Step 6 - add the seasonings and serve

Notes

Noodles:
  • Shirataki noodles don’t need to be cooked. Follow the package instructions and rinse well.
  • Zucchini noodles also don’t need to be cooked separately. Add them to the hot soup.
  • For all other noodles, follow the package instructions and boil the noodles separately before adding them to the soup.
Ingredient Swap Suggestions:
  • Vegetables: Don’t skip the carrots! Feel free to add celery and swap baby bok choy for broccoli, cauliflower florets, or even Chinese broccoli if you happen to have them in the fridge.
  • Mushrooms: I recommend using shiitake – either dried and rehydrated shiitake or fresh. If you really don’t have it, try cremini or baby bella.
  • Seasoning: I use fish sauce so it tastes more Vietnamese-inspired. If you use coconut aminos, it’ll taste more Chinese. 🙂
Storage and Reheat Suggestions:
  • Fridge: Finish the soup in 4 days.
  • Freezer: Shirataki noodles and zoodles don’t do well in the freezer. I recommend finishing the noodles and storing the rest (the broth and veggies) in the freezer.
  • Reheat: Stovetop is the best method, especially when it’s frozen. Use the microwave if stored in the fridge.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 197kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 35mg, Sodium: 617mg, Potassium: 436mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 7129IU, Vitamin C: 35mg, Calcium: 108mg, Iron: 2mg
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
Keyword: Asian Chicken Noodle Soup, Chicken Noodle Soup, Easy Chicken Noodle Soup, Easy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe, Keto Chicken Noodle Soup
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