Easy Stir-Fry & Spicy Noodle Soup

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I have joined in and have brought you two ways to use one ingredient to go along with the program! In the archives you will find: Sweet Potato, Butternut Squash, and Ham.

This month we have an ingredient that I cannot wait to start using more! Watercress! I am bringing you two delicious ways to use the fresh herb. In my go-to One-Pan Chicken Stir-Fry and in my Spicy Noodle Soup!
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First, the soup! Loaded with veggies, spiralized zucchini for the noodles, chicken, and flavors such as mint, watercress, cilantro, sriracha, and ginger.

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Spicy Noodle Soup



Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 30 min
Total Time 40 minutes



Author: Lexi
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Ingredients

  • 4 cups Chicken or Beef Broth, homemade or store-bought
  • 1/2 lb. Beef or Chicken, cut into cubes
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 bunch boy choy
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2-3 carrots, diced
  • 2-3 cups zucchini noodles (1 large, or 2 medium zucchinis)
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup watercress, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp-1tbsp sriracha, based on desired level of spice (can omit)
  • Pink salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Optional: Red pepper flakes, to taste
  • Garnish with 2 tbsp scallions, chopped

Directions

  • In a large pot heat oil and garlic
  • Add in onions and carrots and cook for 4-7 minutes until onions are soft
  • Add in chicken and let cook until no longer pink
  • Add in bok choy and saute for 2 minutes
  • Add in chicken stock, ginger, cilantro, mint, watercress, and spices
  • Bring to a boil then reduce heat and let simmer for 20 minutes
  • Taste and adjust spices
  • With 5 minutes remaining drop in spiralized zucchini

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    Spicy Noodle Soup

    Now, the stir-fry!

    My easy stir-fry is our go-to dinner any night of the week. Have  a ton of veggies? Shrimp? Chicken? Or Beef? One-pan and you are good to go! Hearty, flavorful dinner on the table in under 30. Sign me up!

    Paleo Chicken Stir Fry

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    One-Pan Chicken Stir-Fry



    Prep Time 8 min
    Cook Time 20 min
    Total Time 28 minutes



    Author: Lexi
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    Ingredients

    • 1 lb. organic chicken
    • Veggies of choice-
    • 2 carrots, chopped
    • 1 onion, sliced
    • 1 handful bok choy
    • 1 cup sprouts
    • 1 cup broccoli florets
    • 1 zucchini
    • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
    • 1/3 cup watercress, chopped
    • 2 tbsp scallions for garnish

    Sauce

    Directions

  • In a pan heat oil and garlic
  • Add in veggies (excluding bok choy or spinach)
  • Let saute for 6-8 minutes
  • Add in chicken or meat of choice and cook until no longer pink
  • Add in spinach or bok choy
  • In a bowl combine sauce ingredients
  • Pour into pan and mix well
  • Bring to a boil then reduce heat and let simmer for 15 minutes or so
  • Taste and adjust spices as desired

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    Spicy Noodle Soup



    Prep Time 10 min
    Cook Time 30 min
    Total Time 40 minutes



    Author: Lexi
    Scale This Recipe

    Ingredients

    • 4 cups Chicken or Beef Broth, homemade or store-bought
    • 1/2 lb. Beef or Chicken, cut into cubes
    • 1 tbsp oil
    • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
    • 1 bunch boy choy
    • 1 onion, sliced
    • 2-3 carrots, diced
    • 2-3 cups zucchini noodles (1 large, or 2 medium zucchinis)
    • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
    • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, finely chopped
    • 1/4 cup mint leaves, finely chopped
    • 1/4 cup watercress, finely chopped
    • 1 tsp-1tbsp sriracha, based on desired level of spice (can omit)
    • Pink salt, to taste
    • Pepper, to taste
    • Optional: Red pepper flakes, to taste
    • Garnish with 2 tbsp scallions, chopped

    Directions

  • In a large pot heat oil and garlic
  • Add in onions and carrots and cook for 4-7 minutes until onions are soft
  • Add in chicken and let cook until no longer pink
  • Add in bok choy and saute for 2 minutes
  • Add in chicken stock, ginger, cilantro, mint, watercress, and spices
  • Bring to a boil then reduce heat and let simmer for 20 minutes
  • Taste and adjust spices
  • With 5 minutes remaining drop in spiralized zucchini

  • Nutrition

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    January 30, 2015

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    6 responses to “Easy Stir-Fry & Spicy Noodle Soup”

    1. Watercress eh? I have no tried this delicious looking vegetable! But I want BOTH of these recipes, so clearly I need to change that! Pinned!

    2. I can’t decide which one I want more! Both are calling my name!

    3. I don’t cook with watercress nearly as much as I should. I would love a big bowl of this soup especially on a cold winter day. Love the flavors!

    4. That soup sounds amazing and looks so comforting on a cold day!

    5. Catherine says:

      The sop and pan fry look wonderful and healthy. I love homemade Asian style food.

    6. YES! I love everything about these recipes, especially the use of zucchini noodles in the soup recipe!

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