Chicken Noodle Soup with Tofu

Chicken Noodle Soup with Tofu

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4-6

Difficulty Level: Easy


  • 8 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, shredded or diced (or use tofu for a vegetarian version)
  • 1 cup firm tofu, cubed (if making it vegetarian)
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 2 cups egg noodles (or rice noodles for a gluten-free option)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley or green onions for garnish (optional)


  1. Prepare Vegetables:
    • Slice carrots and celery, chop the onion, mince the garlic, and grate the ginger.
  2. Sauté Aromatics:
    • In a large pot, heat a bit of oil over medium heat. Sauté the chopped onion until softened. Add minced garlic and grated ginger, and sauté for an additional 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Add Broth:
    • Pour in the chicken or vegetable broth, bringing it to a simmer.
  4. Add Vegetables:
    • Add sliced carrots and celery to the simmering broth. Cook for about 10-15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  5. Cook Noodles:
    • Meanwhile, in a separate pot, cook the egg noodles according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  6. Add Chicken or Tofu:
    • If using chicken, add the cooked and shredded or diced chicken to the pot. If making it vegetarian, add the cubed tofu.
  7. Season the Soup:
    • Season the soup with soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, and black pepper. Adjust the seasoning according to your taste.
  8. Combine Noodles and Soup:
    • Add the cooked noodles to the soup, ensuring they are well combined.
  9. Simmer and Serve:
    • Allow the soup to simmer for an additional 5-10 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
  10. Garnish and Serve:
    • Garnish with fresh parsley or green onions if desired.
  11. Enjoy Your Chicken Noodle Soup with Tofu!
    • Ladle the warm and comforting soup into bowls and serve. Perfect for a cozy meal!


  • Feel free to add other vegetables such as spinach or bok choy for extra nutrition.
  • Adjust the spice level by adding a pinch of red pepper flakes if you like it a bit spicy.
  • For a gluten-free version, use rice noodles instead of egg noodles.

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