Nourishing Asian-inspired chicken soup with bok choy, lemongrass, green onion, garlic, ginger, and fresh herbs like cilantro, mint and basil. Optional to add rice noodles for a fresh, flavorful and healthy dinner!
In the same pot, add the remaining ½ tablespoon sesame oil. Immediately add in minced garlic, white part only of the green onions, sliced carrot and ginger. Saute for 3-5 minutes, the slowly add in the chicken broth, thai chili paste and soy sauce. Add the chicken thighs back to the pot and place two lemongrass stalks in. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes.
After 25 minutes, use a slotted spoon to remove chicken from the pot and transfer to a cutting board. Use two forks to shred chicken. Before adding chicken back to the pot, remove the lemongrass stalks and discard. If you'd like to add rice noodles, now is the time to do so. Add them to the pot along with the bok choy and fish sauce and simmer for 5-7 more minutes.
If you want you can serve the soup with or over rice or ramen noodles.
To freeze this soup: allow it to cool completely before placing it into airtight, freezer-friendly bags or containers. If you're adding noodles to the soup, I recommend freezing this soup without the noodles. Place in the freezer for up to 3 months. To reheat, simply allow the soup to thaw in the refrigerator before reheating on the stovetop or in the microwave. If you're adding noodles, cook them separately and add them to your reheated soup when you're ready to serve.