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Mom’s Japanese Chicken Soup


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With winter here and the weather getting colder outside, nothing beats a nice hot soup to stay warm!  So when we feel the need to warm up, one of the soups we like to make is my Mom’s Japanese Chicken Soup!  This soup is special in that it creates a layer of oil that traps the heat in, similar to our Mom’s Dango Soup recipe.  So the next time you need to warm up, give this recipe a go!!   It is delicately delicious and will keep you nice and toasty for the night!

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This dish is low-carb/keto with ~0.5g carbs per serving, so eat up to stay warm during the winter months!  The soup is on the delicate side offering flavors of umami soy sauce broth packed with chicken oils.

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For this one, the special ingredients are Japanese sake (can replace with dry sherry), bonito flakes and soy sauce.  You can pick up bonito flakes and soy sauce on Amazon or a local Asian supermarket.

Now, let’s get started!

Prepping Time 10M

Cook Time 10M

Total Time 20M

Net Carb/Serv ~0.5g

Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 2 Pieces of Chicken Thigh
  • 1 Cup Bonito Flakes
  • 4 Cups Water
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Japanese Sake
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Stalk Green Onion

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

2) In stove top pot, make 4 cups of dashi (tutorial on how to make this here).

3) In the meantime, cut chicken thighs into 1/2 x 1/2 inch bite size pieces.  Set aside.

4) Bring dashi to a boil on high heat.  Once boiling, reduce heat to medium and add chicken, soy sauce, salt and Japanese sake.  Cook for 10 minutes.

5) In the meantime, finely slice green onions and set aside (we sliced them at 45 degree for this recipe, but you can slice them however you like).

6) Once 10 minutes has passed, transfer soup to serving bowl and top with green onions.

Hope you enjoy this low-carb/keto Mom’s Japanese Chicken Soup!  If you are looking for a soup with a similar style but a little more flavor, check out our Chicken and Mushroom Japanese Umami Soup.  Also be sure to check out our Recipe Index with over 100 recipes and growing!

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Mom's Japanese Chicken Soup

The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Japanese Chicken Soup. Enjoy the taste of this delicious Japanese soup to keep you warm at only ~0.5g Net Carb/Serving. Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe quick and easy.
5 from 2 votes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: japanesehickensoup, japanesesoup, ketochickensoup, ketosoup, lowcarbsoup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb Chicken Thigh Boneless and Skinless
  • 1 Cup Bonito Flakes
  • 4 Cups Water
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Japanese Sake
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Stalk Green Onion

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • In stove top pot, make 4 cups of dashi (tutorial on how to make this here).
  • In the meantime, cut chicken thighs into 1/2 x 1/2 inch bite size pieces. Set aside.
  • Bring dashi to a boil on high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium and add chicken, soy sauce, salt and Japanese sake. Cook for 10 minutes.
  • In the meantime, finely slice green onions and set aside (we sliced them at 45 degree for this recipe, but you can slice them however you like).
  • Once 10 minutes has passed, transfer soup to serving bowl and top with green onions.

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