Homemade Cup of Noodles

This homemade cup of noodles is packed full of flavor and the perfect on the go lunchtime meal. It’s packed full of a homemade chicken soup base, fresh greens, cooked noodles, roasted chicken and fresh herbs. Just add boiling water and you’ll have lunch in minutes!

This homemade cup of noodles is packed full of flavor and the perfect on the go lunchtime meal. It's packed full of a homemade chicken soup base, fresh greens, cooked noodles, roasted chicken and fresh herbs. Just add boiling water and you'll have lunch in minutes!

First – let me start off by apologizing for the sheer number of photos in the post – I KNOW! 

I could not stop taking pictures because I loved this recipe that much. 

Plus, I really wanted to show you step by step how easy this dish is to make. 

I also made a fun video that you should check out because videos are fun. 

But, honestly, the best part about this whole post is the recipe. This homemade cup of noodles is so easy you’ll be making it every. single. week. 

This homemade cup of noodles is the perfect on the go lunchtime meal. It’s made up of a homemade chicken soup base, fresh greens, cooked noodles, roasted chicken and fresh herbs. Just add boiling water and you'll have lunch in minutes!

I have some plans on making even more varieties of this homemade cup of noodles but for now, I started with classic flavors. 

I made my own soup base starting with one key ingredient – chicken base. 

The brand I use is Better than Bouillon and it’s easily found in most grocery stores and online. 

It’s a thick concentrated chicken base that when added with hot water gives you chicken stock. 

I personally love using it because it takes up less room than cartons of stock and works perfectly for this recipe. Once opened it does need to be refrigerated but it’s so convenient! 

Plus it comes in other flavors like beef, ham, vegetarian, lobster, mushroom and even roasted garlic

And no – this is not sponsored. I just really like the stuff. 

This homemade cup of noodles is made up of a homemade chicken soup base, fresh greens, cooked noodles, roasted chicken and fresh herbs. Just add boiling water and you'll have lunch in minutes!This homemade cup of noodles makes lunch super easy! It’s just a homemade soup base, fresh greens, cooked noodles, roasted chicken and fresh herbs. Store in the fridge and just add boiling water when you’re ready to eat!

The first step to making all this work is gathering up 4 glass jars with lids. 

The size you want can be customized (you’ll add a bit more of all the ingredients to a larger jar) but I like using something around the 8-12 ounce size. 

For this post and recipe, I based it on 8-ounce jars. 

I have used everything from canning jars to a few Weck jars I had in my pantry. 

Both work great. You’re just looking for something that makes taking and storing this homemade cup of noodles easy. 

This homemade cup of noodles is the perfect weekday lunch. Full of fresh ingredients and ready in just minutes - just add boiling water!This homemade cup of noodles is ready in just minutes! Just add boiling water and you’ll be rewarded with a hot flavor packed soup.

After you have your jars ready it’s time to start the fun! 

I mixed the chicken base with ginger, lemongrass, chili garlic sauce, and rice vinegar. AKA: all of my favorite things. 

Then I just divided it up between the jars and stuffed them with pre-cooked noodles, fresh pea shoots, rotisserie chicken and lots of fresh herbs and sliced green onions. 

All you have to do is pour over boiling water, stir, wait a few minutes and DEVOUR! 

This homemade cup of noodles is made with a homemade soup base, leftover chicken, fresh greens, herbs and cooked noodles. Ready in just minutes!

Tips for making homemade cup of noodles

  • Use greens that will work well in a soup such as chopped baby spinach, chopped napa cabbage, bean sprouts, and escarole. 
  • Precook hard veggies such as sweet potatoes and squash before adding. 
  • Cut your herbs fresh the day you’re going to eat the soup. This helps them stay crisp and fresh. 
  • Bring extra herbs for topping to pack in even more flavor. 
  • Add a few drops of sriracha to the jar if you want it even spicier. 
  • Use cooked noodles as the added boiling water will not cook dry noodles. 
    • Noodle options include precooked soba, udon, spaghetti or ramen 

This homemade cup of noodles is just what your boring lunch routine needs! Just add hot water and you’ll be rewarded with a fresh hot soup in minutes!

I like to store my homemade cup of noodles in the fridge for up to 2-3 days but they should last up to 5 days. 

I personally only make a few at a time so the vegetables stay super crunchy. 

I’m pretty high maintenance in that way. 

This homemade cup of noodles is the perfect meal prep lunch dish! Packed full of fresh ingredients and ready in just minutes! All you have to do is add hot water.

These homemade cup of noodles are also the perfect way to use up leftovers. 

Since your noodles need to be precooked it’s a great use to use up leftover pasta. Which, for me, is almost always a thing. 

I’m always cooking more pasta than I really need. I’m not sure why I think a pound is necessary for two adults. 

Also, if you have any leftover roasted or grilled vegetables this is the perfect recipe to toss them into. The other week I made a batch with leftover roasted sweet potato and I was in heaven! 

Such a perfect use. 

You’re going to love this homemade cup of noodles! It’s made with a homemade soup base, leftover chicken, fresh greens, herbs and cooked noodles. Add boiling water and you have lunch in minutes!

Love this homemade cup of noodles?

Try my Succotash SoupPeruvian Chicken SoupLemon Chicken Vegetable Farro SoupVegan Red Curry Pumpkin Noodle SoupChicken Avocado Cilantro Lime Soup, or my Butternut Squash Minestrone Soup

Homemade Cup of Noodles

Homemade Cup of Noodles

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
This homemade cup of noodles is packed full of flavor and the perfect on the go lunchtime meal. It's packed full of a homemade chicken soup base, fresh greens, cooked noodles, roasted chicken and fresh herbs. Just add boiling water and you'll have lunch in minutes!

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 tablespoons chicken stock base
  • 4 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
  • 4 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 4 teaspoons grated lemongrass
  • 4 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 2 cups cooked ramen noodles
  • 2 cups pea shoots
  • 1 cup chunked roasted chicken
  • 4 tablespoons roughly chopped cilantro
  • 4 tablespoons roughly chopped basil
  • 4 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
  • Boiling water

Instructions

  1. Lay out 4 (8 ounce) glass jars with lids, set aside.
  2. In a small mixing bowl add chicken stock base, chili garlic sauce, ginger, lemongrass, and rice vinegar.
  3. Divide the stock base equally between the 4 jars.
  4. In each jar add 1/2 cup cooked noodles, 1/2 cup pea shoots, 1/4 cup chunked chicken breast, 1 tablespoon cilantro, 1 tablespoon basil and 1 tablespoon sliced green onions.
  5. Top each jar with a tight fitting lid and store in the refrigerator.
  6. When you're ready to serve, remove the lid, pour in boiling water, loosely cover, and let sit for 3 minutes.
  7. Stir to combine and enjoy.

Notes

I leave out the fresh herbs and only add them to the jar on the day of serving.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 287 Total Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 43mg Sodium: 491mg Carbohydrates: 26g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 5g Protein: 21g
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This homemade cup of noodles is packed full of flavor and the perfect on the go lunchtime meal. It's packed full of a homemade chicken soup base, fresh greens, cooked noodles, roasted chicken and fresh herbs. Just add boiling water and you'll have lunch in minutes!

 

7 Responses to “Homemade Cup of Noodles”

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    Catalina — January 27, 2019 at 2:54 am

    This is genius! These cups of soups would be perfect for my lunch especially during the cold season!

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    Taylor — January 27, 2019 at 9:33 am

    Great idea! So easy for lunches during the week!

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    Chrissie Baker — January 27, 2019 at 11:41 am

    Love this idea! Definitely going to make these for lunch next week. Thanks!

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    Allyson Zea — January 27, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    I love these so much and it’s so easy!

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    Krista — January 28, 2019 at 10:10 am

    I have to make these for my next meal prep day!

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    Stephanie — January 28, 2019 at 10:21 am

    My family loved these! If they could eat cup of noodles every day, they would!

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    Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert — January 29, 2019 at 7:27 am

    These sound delicious right about now!

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