I’m sure you’ve heard of ramen noodles. In the US, it seems like ramen noodles and mac and cheese are college student staples, or at least that’s the stereotype (I never did like macaroni and cheese out of a box). But ramen noodles aren’t just for broke college kids. Growing up, my mom always had ramen noodles on hand for chicken soup. Of course, she pitched the sauce packet and used real (homemade) chicken broth instead, then we added shredded chicken, onions, hard boiled eggs and other steamed veggies to make a chicken noodle soup. It was one of my favorite meals growing up, and I think it was one of hers too. She knew we all loved it, it was easy and it was healthy. I used carrots, bell pepper and green onions in mine, but you can add any vegetables you want to it, or serve your steamed vegetables on the side. Give it a try with some leftover roast chicken, it’s simple, quick and delicious and the whole family will love it.

Ramen Chicken Soup

Turn a college student’s favorite food into a delicious chicken soup with vegetables! It’s simple and tasty, a soup that’s easy to make and the whole family will love it.

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg ramen noodles (discard sauce packet)
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 lb roast chicken, shredded or cut into chunks
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onions
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, combine the broth, chicken, carrots and soy sauce.
  2. Bring to a boil and cook until carrots begin to soften.
  3. Add the noodles and cook for 4 – 6 minutes, or until tender.
  4. Garnish with green onions and serve.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 15 minute(s)

Diet tags: Reduced fat, High protein

Number of servings (yield): 4

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

Calories: 295

Fat: 7

Protein: 37

Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is about 2 cups (4 oz chicken with noodles, vegetables and broth)
Each serving = 7 Smart Points/7 Points
PER SERVING: 295 calories; 7g fat; 3g saturated fat; 20g carbohydrates; 4g sugar; 37g protein; 2g fiber

2 Comments

  1. Sounds yummy except Ramen noodles have 8 grams of fat, half that fat is saturated fat. And worst yet is the TBHQ, a preservative which is a petrolium industry byproduct… that are in the noodles.
    Will this recipe work with 100% whole wheat thin spaghetti?

    • Lisa Coffman Reply

      It absolutely will work with whole wheat angel hair spaghetti.

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