Dairy Farmers of Canada

Chicken Noodle Bowl

This recipe is taken from the 2011 Milk Calendar. Here’s proof a fast-food favourite can get a nutritious makeover with fresh vegetables, Milk and lean chicken breast. It’s a healthy meal to please take-out food fans.

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cooking: 15 min - 20 min
Yields 4 servings
chicken noodle bowl
The recipe shown in this video will charm you with its ease and speed of execution. An Asian-inspired bowl of chicken and noodles that’s both nutritious and full of flavour to help transform any weekday meal into a true feast!


  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
  • 12 oz (375 g) boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 2) cut into thin strips
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) minced fresh gingerroot
  • 3 cups (750 mL) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Asian red chili sauce
  • 8 oz (250 g) small mushrooms thinly sliced
  • 3 stalks celery thinly sliced
  • 6 oz (175 g) wide rice noodles
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) Milk
  • 1 cup (250 mL) bean sprouts
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced
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Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Add butter; swirl to coat. Add half each of the chicken and ginger and sauté for 2 min or until chicken is no longer pink inside; transfer to a bowl (some ginger will stick to pot). Repeat with remaining chicken and ginger. Set aside.

Add broth, soy sauce, rice vinegar and chili sauce to pot; increase heat to high and bring to boil, scraping up brown bits. Stir in mushrooms, celery and noodles. Whisk cornstarch into milk; stir into pot. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring, for 5 to 10 min or until bubbling and noodles are tender.

Stir in chicken mixture. Season to taste with chili sauce. Using tongs, divide chicken and noodles among warmed serving bowls; ladle broth on top. Top with bean sprouts and green onions.


For the adventurous: For Korean flair, add 1 tbsp (15 mL) fish sauce and 1/2 tsp (2 mL) hot pepper flakes with broth and garnish each bowl with kimchi.

Healthy Eating Tip: Are you doing the DASH? Low sodium or salt foods like those included in this recipe are great but many people would do well to follow the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Reduce Hypertension) plan to keep their blood pressure healthy. DASH recommends lots of veggies and fruit along with 3 milk products daily - add in whole grains and lean meat. So simple!

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 411 Calories
Protein: 31 g
Carbohydrate: 53 g
Fat: 8 g
Fibre: 2.4 g
Sodium: 851 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 14 % / 157 mg
Niacin: 67 %
Phosphorus: 45 %
Selenium: 92 %
Vitamin B6: 52 %