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Chicken Soba Noodle Broth Bowl – Healthy at Home

This delicious Chicken Soba Noodle Broth Bowl recipe is based on a popular restaurant’s dish, but can easily be made at home for a much more budget friendly, healthy meal.

There is nothing I love more than settling into a cozy booth at lunch with a fancy sandwich, gourmet salad, or gigantic bowl soup with a warm, crusty baguette on the side. So it would come as no surprise that I absolute love Panera. I think their food is fresh, delicious, and filling. Not to mention that I am a sucker for their colorful ceramic bowls.

However, every time I leave there, I can’t help feeling a lot less wealthy than when I entered. Usually it’s because I’ve taken both kiddos with me. Two kid’s meals plus a regular lunch entree is not cheap. I don’t mind paying for fresher ingredients but the idea of paying over $8 for a bowl of soup or $10 for a sandwich kind of blows my mind. For that price, I feel like lunch should come with linen napkins and candlelight.

chicken soba noodle soup

So when I happened to come across this recipe for a Copycat Panera Broth Bowl at Suzlyfe, I knew I had to try it. I’ve had a couple of the broth based bowls at Panera and really like them. They are light and full of veggies but still packed with great flavor. Making them perfect for lighter lunches.

The broth in this soup packs such a great flavor! I honestly felt like I finally understood what cooking channels meant when they say that a broth has really developed flavors. The best part is that it doesn’t take all day to create said flavor!

Have it at Home – Chicken Soba Noodle Broth Bowl

I have made this recipe twice and changed the original recipe (found here) to tailor it to ingredients I had on hand. One of the great parts of this recipe is you can easily customize it to your preferences.

This dish is also very budget friendly. It cost me less than $4 per serving to make this at home. Much cheaper than ordering it out.

Healthy & Budget Friendly is always a win in our house. 

Chicken Soba broth based soup bowl - have it healthy at home. copycat to panera but less expensive and just as healthy and delicious

Chicken Soba Noodle Broth Bowl - Healthy at Home
Recipe type: adapted from original recipe at www.suzlyfe.com
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Serves: 2 servings
  • Ingredients for Soup -
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 oz chicken breast tenders
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 package Soba/Udon Noodles (already cooked, found in produce section of grocery store)
  • ½ cups shredded napa cabbage
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • ¼ white onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ red bell pepper, chopped
  • ¼ cup sliced cremini mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Broth
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp Gochujang or ½ tsp sriracha
  • 1 Tbsp Worchestershire Sauce
  • ½ Tbsp brown sugar
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ½ tsp Red Pepper Flake
  • 2 tsp Ginger Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1.5 cup water (save from udon noodles)
  • Garnish
  • Sesame seeds (garnish)
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (garnish
  1. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a medium sauté pan over medium heat
  2. Add chicken tenders and season with salt and pepper
  3. Cook chicken about 4 minutes on each side, until cooked thru
  4. Remove chicken from pan and set aside to cool
  5. In same pan, sauté onions and bell pepper over medium heat until soft
  6. Add mushrooms and cook for additional 2-4 minutes, Add cabbage and carrots and cook for additional 2 minutes
  7. Add garlic, season with salt and pepper and cook until fragrant, about 3 minutes
  8. Remove from heat and transfer vegetables to a large bowl
  9. Place udon noodles in microwave safe bowl with seasoning package that comes with noodles. Cover with 1⅓ cup water and cook in microwave on high for 3 minutes
  10. Remove noodles from bowl (save water for later use), place in colander and rinse with cold water
  11. Prepare broth by combining soy sauce, sesame oil, gochujang, Worcestershire, brown sugar, lime, red pepper flakes, ginger, and garlic power in small sauce pot
  12. Place pot over medium heat on stove and stir until sugar is dissolved
  13. Add leftover water from cooking udon noodles (1+ cup should be leftover)
  14. Bring to a boil then reduce to simmer for about 3-5 minutes
  15. Combine udon noodles and sautéed vegetables in bowl. Slice chicken and place on top of noodles. Pour hot broth over top.
  16. Garnish with sesame seeds and cilantro

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    Susie @ Suzlyfe March 28, 2017 (3:51 am)

    One of my most popular recipes and the WORST pictures! I have needed to go back and redo those for years!
    I love that broth bowl but I’ve not had it in forever. Can’t wait to try your version!

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      Brynn McDowell March 28, 2017 (8:49 am)

      Such a great recipe Susie! Love your site too, so much great information!

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    Lindsey March 28, 2017 (10:52 am)

    this soup looks fantastic! So hearty and filling!

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    Dan April 1, 2017 (8:56 am)

    I was surprised how much flavor it has. Good. And more filling than I would have guessed

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    Darlene April 10, 2017 (11:28 am)

    That looks so good! http://www.thewanderlustmoms.com

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