We made the best Chicken Ramen Noodle Soup recently. It’s comforting like chicken soup but with the jazzy addition of fresh ginger, garlic, curry and scallions.
I want to share the recipe for this along with other recommendations, such as an outfit suggestion, a furniture review, a TV show recommendation, and hostess gift ideas.
Time for my Five Faves with Annie and Cindy!
1. Fragrant Gingery Chicken Ramen Noodle Soup
- 1 lb. skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs
- Kosher salt
- 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 bunch scallions, white part and pale green parts thinly sliced, dark parts cut into 1.5" pieces
- 1 2" piece ginger, peeled, sliced into matchsticks
- 1 tbsp curry powder
- freshly ground pepper
- 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 3 medium carrots, peeled, 1/4" chopped pieces
- 6 oz dried ramen noodles
- 1 tbsp or more fresh lime juice
- lime wedges for serving
Season 1 lb. skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs with kosher salt; let sit at room temperature while you start the soup.
Heat 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil in a large saucepan over medium. Add 1 bunch scallions, white and pale green parts thinly sliced, one 2" piece ginger, peeled, sliced into matchsticks, and 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced; season with salt. Cook, stirring often, until scallions are softened and beginning to brown around edges, about 5 minutes. Add 1 Tbsp. curry powder, season generously with freshly ground pepper, and stir to coat.
Pour in 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth and 3 cups water and bring to a boil. Add chicken, reduce heat, and simmer until thighs are cooked through, 18–22 minutes. Using tongs, transfer chicken to a plate; let cool slightly
Add 3 medium carrots, peeled, sliced on a diagonal ¼" thick, to broth; cook 3 minutes. Add 8 oz. fresh wheat noodles (such as yakisoba or ramen) or 6 oz. dried ramen noodles and dark green scallion parts. Cook, stirring occasionally, until noodles are just tender. Remove from heat and stir in 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice. Taste soup and add more salt and/or lime juice if needed.
Remove skin from chicken thighs, then shred meat with 2 forks or your hands; discard skin and bones.
Divide soup among bowls and top with chicken; season with pepper. Serve with lime wedges for squeezing over.
I made it for Howard after his favorite college team lost last weekend. It’s comforting and unusual with the Asian spin. I will make it again.
2. The Perfect Time For A Vest
We’ve had a bit of a cool down and I wore this outfit out to dinner a few days ago. A vest is such a nice “finishing” extra layer of warmth this time of year. Mine is from Eileen Fisher. It’s lightweight boiled wool in an x small.
And since I’m getting a few questions about the whole outfit… the sweater tunic is by J. Jill in petite small. The washable slim pants are by Eileen Fisher. The booties are also by Eileen Fisher, and they are at Nordstrom Rack (44% off right now). My friend, Laura, gave me the cameo years ago when we were in Venice, Italy together.
Here are other vests to complete your look:
3. Stylish Target Swivel Chair Designed With Studio McGee
Normally, I wouldn’t order upholstered furniture from Target for myself (snob). But my sister mentioned that she would like to have a chair in our guest room (she’s coming for the holidays)…and I didn’t want to spend a lot.
I loved the style of this swivel chair online. AND I am so happy with it in person! (Ask Howard. He helped me unpack it and get it up the stairs). Talk about relief. I exclaimed “It looks so good!” Especially given the price and free shipping.
The back cushion is a bit firm but I guess it won’t sag. I’m not saying I would put it in a heavily trafficked family room with a lot of big teenagers…but it seems really sturdy!
This is a sneak peek as a lot more will be going on in here for a group post next Thursday “How To Make Your Bedroom Cozy.”
My daughter mentioned that they would like a chair in their bedroom…and I would recommend this one for them! Love how the skirt covers the metal swivel and that there was no assembly.
4. What To Watch – Lessons in Chemistry On Apple TV
I mentioned that I loved the book “Lessons In Chemistry” and now I’m enjoying the new series.
5. 10 Quick And CHIC Hostess Gifts On Amazon
If you need a hostess gift in a hurry, I’ve got you covered with Amazon Prime. My Amazon Shop has 10 Chic gifts that you might want to have ready. BUT you will want to keep them for yourself if you don’t pass them out. Win win.
These have affiliate links (thank you).
Check out the Amazon shop here. Most things can arrive the next day.
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Let’s see what Annie and Cindy’s Five Faves are this week: