Nabeyaki Udon Soup With Chicken, Spinach, and Mushrooms
Nabeyaki Udon Soup With Chicken, Spinach, and Mushrooms
  • prep: 45 min
  • cook: 45 min
  • total: 1 hr 30 min
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  • Summary

    Although this soup is often served in American restaurants topped with fancy ingredients such as shrimp tempura, in Japan it is a simple weeknight dinner that comes together quickly and usually features a few classic ingredients. I used to make this version, fortified with dried sardines for additional flavor and nutrients, for my children when they were sick, sort of like chicken soup in the United States. If you are preparing the soup using a traditional Japanese donabe (ceramic pot), keep in mind that the udon noodles will continue to cook even after the pot is removed from the heat, so do not overcook the noodles when boiling them the first time.

    Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup dried sardines (about 1 ounce), or 1 (5") piece dried kombu
    • 5 ounces mature spinach (about 3/4 bunch), trimmed
    • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more
    • 1/2 cup snow peas
    • 2 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 8 ounces), cut into 1" pieces
    • 7 ounces thinly sliced shiitake, shimeji, or enoki mushrooms, roots trimmed
    • 2 (1/2-ounce) pieces fried tofu (aburaage), cut into 1/4" slices (optional)
    • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 1 teaspoon mirin
    • 8 ounces udon noodles
    • 1/2 cup sliced scallions
    • 1 1/2 ounces Japanese fish cake, thinly sliced (optional)
    • 2 large eggs

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 278 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 4 g 6.9%
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g 3.1%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 41 mg 13.78%
    • Sodium: 1974 mg 82.26%
    • Calcium: 96 mg 9.61%
    • Potassium: 634 mg 18.13%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 4 mg 22.14%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 48 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 6 g 23.86%
    • Sugar: 9 g
    • Protein: 14 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 70.94%
    • Vitamin C 24.75%
    • Vitamin D 4.9%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch3
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total2 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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