15 Minute Chicken Mushroom Udon Noodle Soup

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This 15 Minute Chicken Mushroom Udon Noodle Soup is one of my favourite delicious cheat recipes! It’s in no way authentic Japanese udon soup, it’s basically a fast chicken soup that uses udon noodles for a hearty soup meal!

*This post has been updated from 2015, when we were staying in Phoenix! Ah, I so wish that I was back in the desert!

15 Minute Chicken Mushroom Udon Noodle Soup in a white soup bowl
15 Minute Chicken Mushroom Udon Noodle Soup

An Easy Udon Noodle Soup Recipe

I was craving homemade ramen. Ok fine, this isn’t homemade ramen (but that is coming darn soon as well) this is Udon noodle soup. I had shopped hungry the past week and grabbed all sorts of fresh noodles, in the hopes that I would be able to make some soup that the kids would eat. We’ve had company from Calgary this past week and the girls joining us are just like my little Rose, meaning they are.. oh, how shall I say it… let’s go with “selective eaters. ”

I enlisted my three “selective eaters” to help make the soup. Contrary to all the parenting advice out there, having children prep the meal will NOT have them wanting to eat it every single time. It doesn’t work, I’m sorry. Having two children who both were “selective eaters” and being the cook that I am, trust me, it doesn’t work all the time. That said, it IS very important to have your children learning to prepare food, even if they aren’t going to eat it.

That’s what I figured was going to happen here. I had three girls to entertain, so I gave them knives and had them chop chicken and green onions.

Yes. Come visit me and I’ll give your children knives. Butter knives, for the littles, but my Rose uses real knives at this point to chop.

three girls chopping green onions for Udon Noodle Soup

It was prepped, cooked and ready.

having some noodles and mushroom from Chicken Mushroom Udon Noodle Soup using a fork
15 Minute Chicken Mushroom Udon Noodle Soup

And everyone ate it.

With smiles.

a girl with a smile while enjoying the Chicken Mushroom Udon Noodle Soup

With quizzical looks as to what these crazy new noodles were.

little girl with quizzical looks on the noodles in the fork that she's holding

One kid loved the noodles only.

One liked the noodles and chicken.

One kid loved the noodles, chicken and gave me a thumbs up on the shiitake mushrooms.

The fourth kid ate the whole thing.

What I’m trying to get at, was this soup was a HIT! You guys, four kids ate this soup and everyone loved it. This is the perfect meal for a family, because it’s very customizable. Rare is the child who doesn’t like delicious noodles in a chicken broth. You might even get some chicken into them as well!

close up of noodles and mushroom in a fork from Chicken Mushroom Udon Noodle Soup
15 Minute Chicken Mushroom Udon Noodle Soup

Make sure you try this out! Buy a rotisserie chicken and make use of the chicken for this recipe, it makes it so much easier! You can pre-cook chicken breast beforehand as well, to make it an easy meal for the end of a busy workday.

Happy cooking everyone! I couldn’t wait to get this written up for you guys!

P.S. Use soba noodles and gluten-free stock for an amazing gluten-free version!



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15 Minute Chicken Mushroom Udon Noodle Soup

Quick, easy and delicious homemade chicken mushroom Udon noodle soup! This is now a new family favorite!

4.88 from 8 votes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger minced
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic minced
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 cup fresh shiitake mushrooms
  • 2 inches pre-cooked roasted chicken breasts sliced large long slices
  • 3 packs fresh Udon noodles
  • 1 cup green onions diced


  • Heat the sesame oil in a large pot over medium heat;add the garlic and ginger, and cook for a few minutes until softened. Add the soy sauce and stir to combine.
  • Add the chicken stock, mushrooms and chicken. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add the Udon noodles and cook for 3-4 minutes (or according to package directions).
  • Stir in the green onions.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

With the stock, a stronger flavor is better. Weak stock makes for a weak tasting soup. DO NOT add salt until you taste it at the end, then season if you want. The chicken stock is usually salty enough! DO try and use fresh Udon noodles, it makes all the difference!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 6g, Calories: 957kcal, Carbohydrates: 96g, Protein: 57g, Fat: 38g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 60mg, Sodium: 3002mg, Potassium: 2979mg, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 38g, Vitamin A: 1055IU, Vitamin C: 24.5mg, Calcium: 141mg, Iron: 6.4mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Sarah says

    When my husband was eating this, all I could hear was (slurp) Mmmm Mmmm (slurp). Great recipe. I did not have chicken stock or fresh mushroom so I used cream of mushroom soup and water to make the broth. I also used coconut oil instead. Its tastes just like Miso soup.

  2. Mary Record says

    What can I use for the mushrooms, i can’t get fresh ones in my area, thanks

  3. Ruthie says

    Fast, easy and tasty. I doubled the ginger, garlic and soy to enhance the broth a little more. Served with shrimp gyoza and rainbow sushi rolls. Nice meal.5 stars

  4. Parijat says

    I tried this a few days ago and it was absolutely splendid. The best part is that it’s so easy to make and doesn’t need a load of ingredients! I did swirl in a beaten egg in the soup and it turned out so good. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Baker and chef gal says

    I’m 12 on summer break spent the day making fresh homade udon noodles making this soup right now can’t wait to try it! So easy and smells amazing!

  6. Shawn Van Daele says

    This was AWESOME. We doubled the ginger, soy and garlic, and garnished it with fresh lime and cilantro 🙂 New house favourite!!

  7. Christa says

    Tried this tonight and loved it  :) We love trying new dishes and my husband said this was one of his new favorites. My 3 yr. old loved it (sans mushrooms) and even my 14 mo. old was getting those noodles in his mouth the best he could. Thank you so much for this recipe.

  8. The Kitchen Magpie says

    I love it sooo much. The fresh noodles? So amazing. So salty. Mmm. It’s all good.

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