Saturday, January 7, 2012

Crazy Cooking Challenge: Miso Chicken Noodle Soup

I  LOVE soup.  I'll eat ...and enjoy... just about any broth-based soup.  No canned soup though, it never tastes right.  I was so excited that Mom's Crazy Cooking Challenge for the month of January was Chicken Noodle Soup!  Love.  I found this awesome blog: Closet Cooking, and a very interesting twist on Chicken Noodle Soup.  I've never cooked with miso, and as a matter of fact, I couldn't find miso paste anywhere.  So, I improvised and used miso soup ... just adding it to the chicken stock.  It worked beautifully; the soup had a subtle miso flavor mixed with all of the wonderful traditional chicken soup flavors.  I didn't make my own stock, like he did in the original recipe, and it was still amazing!  I highly recommend this little twist on a simple chicken noodle soup - you will love it!

Miso Chicken Noodle Soup
Adapted from:  Closet Cooking

1 rib of celery, diced
1 carrot, diced
1 onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
olive oil
1 sprig of fresh thyme
1 bay leaf
4 c. of chicken stock
the broth from a single-serving packet of miso soup (after prepared according to directions)
(OR 2 tbsp. of miso paste dissolved in chicken stock)
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tbsp. parsley
2 c. shredded rotisserie chicken
prepared egg noodles (store them separately)

1.  Saute the celery, carrot, and onion in a pan with the fresh thyme and olive oil until veggies are tender.  Add the garlic at the last minute.

2.  Add the veggies to a slow cooker, along with the bay leaf, chicken stock, miso, pepper, and chicken. Turn the slow cooker on low and cook as long as possible. (I cooked mine on low for 8 hours)

3.  Keep the noodles separate from the soup so that they don't get soggy.  Just add the soup to a bowl of noodles before eating!

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Owen's Mom said...

I adore Miso! Great choice. I am going to have to pin this one to try later. Thanks.

Kristen said...

I am loving all of the variations of chicken noodle soup. Who knew there were so many?! I like the addition of the miso flavor here. Great choice!

Lisa~~ said...

I love miso and never thought to add it chicken soup, I'll have to give it a try.

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my Crazy Cooking Challenge entry: Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

Cook Lisa Cook

ButterYum said...

I've never cooked with Miso either, but I know it tastes great. Nice way to improvise when you couldn't find the paste. Happy CCC - hope you'll visit my post for Southwestern Chicken Noodle Soup (#48).


Alyssa said...

Your soup looks really good. I like that it can be cooked in the crock pot, I am always looking for more crock pot recipes. I am visiting from the CCC (#28).

Jennifer said...

Great idea using miso!!!

All Things Yummy said...

Yum, I love miso soup so I bet this would be a favorite for me. I've got to try it.

Tabby said...

Looks good :)

AndiWinslow said...

Hi little mommy thanks for following me and I am doing the same. So lets get cooking I love to take and remake recipes from other blogs. I am all about cookies and cupcakes but I have a few savory's once in a while. Its nice to meet you and lets keep in touch The soup looks delish but have never had miso I need to broaden my cooking in other directions..............andi #12

Anonymous said...

I also have never tried miso before :)

dena said...

Miso is a nice touch. Does it matter which type to use? I only have red miso in the fridge.


LOVE all these different recipes!

I made Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup! #1 in the linky party, come by and visit if you get the chance!

Thanks again for participating in my challenge!

Melissa said...

I've never used miso before...your soup looks delicious!

Kelley said...

Looks yummy! I made chicken cacciatore soup today and I thought of you, oh lover of chicken. It was uber delish!