Saturday, January 5, 2008

China in a Pot

China in a Pot

Source: Desperation Dinners (adapted for the freezer!)

2 bonelss skinless chicken breasts halves (about 2/3 pounds total), thawed
1 can fat-free chicken broth (14.5 ounces)
1 can Oriental broth (14.5 ounces) --you can sub chicken broth
1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 cup frozen corn kernels
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar or distilled white vinegar
1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1 package chicken flavor ramen soup
1 package frozen snow peas --have on hand
3 scallions (for 1/4 cup chopped) -- have on hand

To make for freezer: Pour both cans of broth in a 4.5 quart Dutch oven or soup pot. Cover, and bring to a boil over high heat. slice the chicken in 1/4 inch wide strips. Cut the longest strips in half. When the broth boils, stir in the chicken, mushrooms, corn vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, and sugar. Add the flavor packet from the ramon noodles but if you are freezing this recipe, place the ramen noodles in a zipper bag. Place soup base into the freezer containers and freeze.

To serve: Reheat the soup. Add the ramen noodles and the snow peas and bring to a boil. ( if you want the snow peas to be softer, wait to add the noodles). Served with slice scallions on top.

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