Sweet Chili Chicken instant mason jar soups are not just for looks, prepping your jars on Sunday, and adding water each day at lunch makes for a fresh lunch without cooking everyday!
Instant noodle soups are what my childhood memories are made of, but this adult version is veggie packed, and depending on the seasoning you use, it could be far less sodium and preservatives, too.
These noodle cups are easy to assemble once and enjoy all week.
What you need for Instant Mason Jar Soups
Flavor Base - After experimenting with a few different ones, I have learned you must use a powder concentrate. If you use the cube or the paste (like better than bouillon) they don't dissolve properly.
Flavor Boosters - these are additional sauces. For this recipe, I use sweet chili sauce as the booster, and in my other instant mason jar noodle soups, I use things like sriracha and soy sauce.
Protein - when using meat based proteins, they need to be cooked when you assemble your jars. The hot water you add at lunch time, won't be hot enough to cook raw proteins. This is a good way to use up leftover proteins the next day!
Veggies - Anything goes here, but remember you are not fully cooking the veggies so for hard veggies, like carrots, you'll want them thin - like a julienne.
Noodles - If you are not a fan of zucchini noodles, feel free to swap for any other noodle. Again, these need to be cooked before adding them into the jars. I am a fan of cooked spaghetti noodles, like I use in this Asian noodle jar salad.
How to assemble instant mason jar soups
- In the bottom of the jar, add the flavorings.
- Next, add the protein.
- Noodles or veggie noodles go next.
- In go the veggies!
- Add herbs last - things like cilantro and green onions.
What kind of jar is best?
If you only have small mouth jars, that is ok too, you can just as easily pour your soup into a bowl once it is done steeping!
Too bland? Too cold?
The bouillon you use will definitely impact the saltiness of your soup. If you use a high quality bouillon powder, you will more than likely have to add a pinch of salt.
When you prep your soup jars and keep them in the fridge, the glass and ingredients can get really cold, and when you add the water it can be not as hot as you might like. Just pop the soup in the microwave for 30 seconds!
Are you ready to add this Instant Mason Jar soup to your next meal plan?
When you do give this a try, tag me @mealplanaddict on Instagram so I can see your creation too!
Sweet Chili Chicken Instant Mason Jar Soup
- 1 Tablespoon chicken bouillon powder
- 1 Tablespoon sweet red chili sauce add more to desired preference
- shredded chicken breast, cooked
- julienne carrot
- spiralzied zucchini
- green onion, diced scallions
- snap peas, cut lengthwise
- salt, to taste
- pinch red chili flakes, optional.
- Place the bouillion powder and sweet chili sauce in the bottom of the jar.
- Place the chicken into the flavor base.
- Add in the carrots, zucchini, snap peas, green onion, and cilantro.
- When you are ready to eat, simply add boiling water and let steep with the lid on for approximately 3 minutes. Don’t forget to give it a stir before you put the lid on so the flavor base can dissolve.