Ginger Chicken Noodle Soup

Jump to Recipe

The comfort of chicken noodle soup is undisputed. It warms you up when you are cold, cheers you up when you are blue and lifts you up when you under the weather. Classically it is chicken, broth, carrots, celery and onion with egg noodles. The Asian spin on this Ginger Chicken Noodle is just what you need to take that classic comfort food to the next level.

Ginger Chicken Noodle Soup
Ginger Chicken Noodle Soup

By swapping out egg noodles for rice noodles and introducing ginger, lime juice, soy sauce and miso paste to this soup you get a delightful Asian touch. Rice noodles have a very distinctive texture and flavor that make a delicious addition. If you have not used miso paste before it has a wonderful deep flavor that is distinctly umami. It as a salty, savory layer to the soup broth.

Ginger Chicken Noodle Soup

I used soy sauce but tamari will work as well if that’s your preference. For the lime juice, if you are using from a bottle no problem, but if you use fresh- toss in some zest to heightened the flavor. The lime juice brings a brightness to the broth that helps it all come together.

Ginger Chicken Noodle Soup

Knife skills are a key to presentation on this dish. You want the carrots, celery, onions and red peppers to be relatively close in size. You also want the chicken to be really close as well. The best way to get the chicken in neat cubes is to cut it when it’s still partially frozen. It adds another 5 minutes to cook time, but totally worth it in the end.

Now Let’s Get Cookin’!


Ginger Chicken Noodle Soup

Classic comforting chicken noodle soup livened up with ginger, miso and rice noodles
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American, Asian
Keyword chicken soup, ginger, hearty soup, miso, red bell peppers, rice noodles, soup, soup recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 Medium White Onion diced
  • 2 Red Bell Peppers cored and diced
  • 3 Medium Carrots diced
  • 3 Celery Stalks diced
  • 4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Ginger grated
  • 4 Large Chicken Breasts diced
  • ¼ cup Lime Juice
  • ½ cup Rice Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp White Miso
  • ½ cup Soy Sauce
  • 2 qt Chicken Broth
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 lb Rice Noodles
  • ½ cup Cilantro coarsely chopped


  • Add onion, bell pepper, carrots, celery, garlic, ginger, chicken, broth, miso, lime juice, rice vinegar, soy sauce, salt and pepper to a large pot over medium heat. Let cook at a slight boil for 45 minutes.
  • Add rice noodles to pot and let cook another 15 minutes, stirring occassionally.
  • Serve with a sprinkle of cilanto.

Custom Instacart List for this Recipe

Estelle Forrest self-published this cookbook after a lot of playing around in the kitchen. You can purchase your own copy here:


Don’t miss new recipes from Homemade on a Weeknight – subscribe and get an email with every new post!

12 thoughts on “Ginger Chicken Noodle Soup

  1. YUM, looks good! Thanks so much for linking up at the Unlimited Link Party 96. Shared.

  2. CONGRATS Estelle! Your post is FEATURED at the Unlimited Link Party 97!

  3. This soup is making my mouth water!! I love ginger – never considered it for chicken soup – What a great idea! Pinned – I need to make this. Thanks for sharing this post at the What’s for Dinner party. Have a lovely weekend.

  4. We are featuring your awesome recipe at Full Plate Thursday, 622. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

Leave a ReplyCancel reply

You have successfully subscribed to the newsletter

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

Homemade on a Weeknight will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.