Soothing Brothy Chinese Noodles

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Brothy Chinese Noodles recipe is inspired by Chinese Dan Dan noodles—ground meat and noodles in a spicy broth.


Brothy Chinese Noodles

Brothy Chinese Noodles recipe is inspired by Chinese Dan Dan noodles—ground meat and noodles in a spicy broth. Use toasted sesame oil instead if you want mild noodles. This is a very comforting dish.

A great Chinese noodle soup is a simple affair. All it requires is a great broth infused with fresh garlic and ginger flavors. It’s quick and easy. It is very customary to slurp as you eat, using oversized spoons to drag the noodles up to your mouth. You might need a bib, but you will have fun! Serious comfort food that warms the soul.

Nutrition Profile: Diabetes Appropriate Healthy Weight Heart Healthy High Fiber Low Calorie Low Cholesterol Low Saturated Fat

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    • Author: Eating Well Test Kitchen
    • Prep Time: 10
    • Cook Time: 20
    • Total Time: 30


    • 2 tablespoons hot sesame oil, divided
    • 1 pound 93%-lean ground turkey
    • 1 bunch scallions, sliced, divided
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
    • 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
    • ¾ cup water
    • 3 cups thinly sliced bok choy
    • 8 ounces dried Chinese noodles (lo mein)
    • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
    • 1 small cucumber, sliced into matchsticks, for garnish


    1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
    2. Add ground turkey, all but 2 tablespoons of the scallions, garlic and ginger and cook, stirring and breaking up the turkey, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
    3. Transfer to a plate.
    4. Add broth, water, bok choy, noodles, soy sauce, vinegar and the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan. Bring to a boil over medium-high. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the noodles are tender, 3 to 5 minutes.
    5. Return the turkey mixture to the pan and stir to combine. Serve garnished with the reserved 2 tablespoons scallions and cucumber.


    • Nutrition Facts

    • Nutrients per serving (recipe makes 6 servings, about 1 1/3 cups each)
    • Calories 292
    • Total Fat 10g
    • Saturated Fat 2g
    • Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    • Cholesterol 43mg
    • Sodium 705mg
    • Carbohydrates 32g
    • Dietary Fiber 6g
    • Total Sugars N/A
    • Added Sugars 0g
    • Protein 22g
    • Potassium 503mg
    • Diabetic Exchanges 2 starch, 1 vegetable, 2 lean meat, 1 fat
    • Comments

    • This was a-mazing. A lot of flavour and very little prep and cooking time. Makes you feel warm inside. Tasty, delicious and satisfying, yet light. This seriously picked me up!” -Emma
    • “This really was delicious. I used ramen noodles from a pack, I think any kind of noodles, even angel hair pasta would work well. I love bok choy but don’t usually buy it to fix just as a veggie. Now I have an excellent reason!” -Judith
    • “OMG! Thank you for this recipe, it is sooooo good! I couldn’t help myself and had a second bowl.” -Bonnie


    • Serving Size: 6

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