It finally arrived. The awful winter illnesses that have been circulating – completely crushing us since Saturday. If I watch one more Pixar movie I may fling myself off the balcony. And on that note, why no Monsters, Inc sequel? My favorite Pixar by far.
I made a batch of this soup over the weekend – Matty, Gabe and I loved it. Twins – wouldn’t try it. But since it was so delicious and I literally felt better after I consumed it – I made another huge batch to give it another try with the crew.
The aromatics fill the house with such a lovely aroma, that even through my stuffed up nose, I can tell it smells amazing.
The ginger and garlic are so helpful in trying to clear this nasty bug we have – I felt fortified and sort of prepared to take care of 3 sick kids – and myself – after a bowl of this.
- 1-32 oz box of chicken stock – will be filling the emptied box with water 2x so don’t discard
- 1 medium onion or 1/2 large onion chopped
- 3 medium carrots sliced into disks
- 1 large bunch of bok choy (or 5-6 baby bok choy) – leaves cut off and shredded, white bases sliced thin and added to onion/carrot pile.
- Ginger piece- about half the size of your middle finger. Cut skin off, slice thinly and then stack those slices. Cut into matchsticks, then rotate and chop small.
- 4-5 cloves of garlic crushed and chopped or pushed through garlic press
- 1 rotisserie chicken, meat picked off, skin and bones discarded.
- 6 oz of egg noodles (half of the 12 oz bag…)
- 1/2 cup loosely packed chopped flat leaf parsley
- olive oil and salt/pepper
- Heat few tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot/dutch oven. Add onions, carrots, garlic, ginger, bok choy bases – salt and pepper this bunch. Stir over high heat until starts to brown slightly. It is pretty crowded pan so it will be kinda steaming the veggies – but you will start seeing some browning around the edges.
- At that point, add box of chicken stock and then fill that box up twice with water and pour that in.
- Add noodles, chicken, green bok choy leaves, parsley, several large pinches of salt.
- Keep at low simmer until noodles are cooked. Taste broth for seasoning. May need to add some more salt and pepper only helps also!
- Makes a ton – freeze, give to friends and neighbors or hoard for yourself and enjoy for dinner and lunch for a few days.