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Sichuan-Style Chicken Noodle Soup

Prep Time:20 Minutes
Cook Time:30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

An Asian twist on the classic chicken noodle soup.


  • 4 each leeks, cleaned, ends trimmed, hard green parts discarded, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound shiitake mushrooms, stems removed
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 1/8 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup tamari soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup dark soy sauce
  • 1/8 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 4 each jalapenos, stemmed, seeded, and finely chopped
  • 2 each whole cinnamon sticks
  • 2 each whole star anise
  • 2 teaspoons sichuan pepper, ground
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 16 ounces chinese noodles (fresh egg noodles or lo mein)
  • 4 ounces fresh pea shoots
  • 1 each juice of a lime
  • 2 pounds roasted chicken, shredded


  • 1. Roast chicken at 325 degrees on indirect heat until the internal temperature of the breast reaches 165 degrees. About 1 - 1 1/2 hours.
  • 2. Let chicken rest and pick meat off the bones. Set aside.
  • 3. Grill shiitake mushrooms at 350 degrees on direct heat, about 2 minutes per side. Remove from heat and thinly slice. Set aside.
  • 4. In a medium-sized saucepan set over medium heat (350 degrees direct heat on the EGG), add oil and let it warm up.
  • 5. Add leeks, jalapenos and mushrooms. Cook until the leeks are soft, about four minutes.
  • 6. Add both soy sauces, rice wine vinegar, cinnamon sticks, and both peppers. Saute for 5 minutes.
  • 7. Add stock and the shredded chicken. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  • 8. For Noodles:
  • 9. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add noodles to the pot and cook for exactly one minute less than instructions on packaging say. Drain the noodles and add to the soup.
  • 10. Toss the pea shoots in a little olive oil and season to taste with salt pepper. Serve as a garnish over the soup, with a squeeze of fresh lime juice.

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