This is so incredibly good that I can say with all certainty that classic chicken noodle soup is a thing of the past in our house. Peruvian Chicken Noodle Soup is the sexier, heartier, infinitely more flavorful cousin of the regular noodle soup we all know. This soup is chock full of chicken, chunky vegetables, thick egg noodles, and potatoes with added zip from limes, cilantro, and fiery peppers. Goodbye, blah bowl of chicken soup. Hello, hearty and zippy bowl of chicken soup.
Yet for all its zing, Peruvian Chicken Noodle Soup will satisfy people who seek the homey comfort of a bowl of really good chicken noodle soup. Start with a bowl of thick egg noodles and top with a generous scoop of flavorful chicken broth. For some, the soup can begin and end here. For others, the bowl of homey comfort is just the beginning. Like pho, the soup comes with a number of optional toppings, each addition upping the zip until you’re left with a bowl so full of flavor you’ll wonder why you’ve never thought to throw extras into your chicken noodle soup. To achieve said bowl of greatness: toss in some cilantro, a pinch of Fresno chili rings, corn and/or peas, if you insist, and top the bowl with minced purple onion and/or scallions, if you dare, and then squeeze a lime wedge or two into the soup, drop the limes into the soup, and dig in. The final bowl looks like a Picasso work of art and tastes like the bowl of comfort we all know and love kicked up to the umpteenth degree.
Still not convinced your old chicken soup is a thing of the past? Even though it may sound exotic, Peruvian Chicken Noodle Soup is made with ingredients readily available in your kitchen or local grocery store. I use frozen shredded chicken and chicken carcasses from leftover rotisserie chicken meals to make the soup – a convenient waste not, want not move. You could also use shredded Peruvian brasa chicken or grilled chicken. Peruvian Chicken Noodle soup is a budget-friendly, kid-friendly, shake it up a bit option for the next time a chicken noodle soup craving hits. Viva la Peruvian Chicken Noodle Soup revolucion!