Jackfruit Chicken Noodle Soup

BY : PUBLISHED : February 3rd, 2021 UPDATED: November 22nd, 2021

A delicious jackfruit recipe that will quickly become your go-to vegetarian and vegan jackfruit chicken noodle soup recipe!

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This Jackfruit Soup Recipe Is: 

  • The perfect vegetarian chicken noodle soup alternative!
  • Plant-based and vegan-friendly.
  • Great for warming up on chilly nights.
  • Easy to make and sure to be a hit with the entire family.
  • Can easily be turned into a gluten-free recipe

This jackfruit soup recipe has all the comforting qualities of the classic soup we grew up eating, but is vegan friendly!

What is Jackfruit?

To some of us, jackfruit might have been just a strange name until recently but once you get to know this exotic fruit, a huge world of possibilities will open up. This Asian delight is so special. It’s one of the largest fruits which grows on trees and it has some notable (and delicious!) relatives, such as figs and mulberries. 

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What Does Jackfruit Taste Like?

Now moving on to the most important information – what does jackfruit taste like? Let’s start by stating that the raw fruit is a very different thing to the ones we find in tins (which is what we need for this Jackfruit “Chicken” Noodle Soup). The ripe fruit is sweet and tropical tasting (like a mix between pineapple and mango) and the green unripe jackfruit we buy in a can is neutral tasting, which makes it ideal for plant-based savory preparations like this one. 

If you’ve been intrigued to give jackfruit a try, this jackfruit soup recipe is a perfect way. Go ahead and give this easy vegetarian chicken noodle soup a try the next time you have a rainy or chilly day! We hope you enjoy this cozy and comforting Jackfruit “Chicken” Noodle Soup! Make sure to also try a jackfruit pulled pork recipe and get ready to swoon!

What Kind of Soup Base Should I Use?

If you’re wondering which bouillon base to use then we are happy to report there are several great plant-based friendly brands out there, such as Better Than Bouillon, Edward and Sons, and Knorr. They’re an awesome and convenient option that you can find in your local grocery store that will bring out an amazing flavor to this soup.

The Ingredients and Substitutes

  • Jackfruit: 1 (20-ounce) can, in brine
  • Carrot: 1 medium
  • Celery: 1 stalk
  • Onion: 1 small
  • Garlic: 1 clove
  • Vegan Bouillon: 2 cubes
  • Pasta Noodles: 1 cup, dry (uncooked)
  • Water: 8 cups

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How to Make Jackfruit Chicken Noodle Soup?

Keep scrolling to the recipe card for the complete list of ingredients and recipe instructions!

  • Open and drain the can of jackfruit and add it to a bowl to make the “chicken”.
  • Add in two cups of boiling water and one bouillon cube. Allow is to sit for an hour or so. The idea here is that the jackfruit soaks in some of that flavor.
  • Fire up the stove once you’ve let it sit for a while.
  • Add a couple of tablespoons of oil to a skillet. We use sunflower or safflower oil because their flavors are mild and won’t interfere with our seasoning. Carefully add the jackfruit and fry until each side browns. Save that broth. Once the jackfruit browns, you’ll want to take a couple of forks to shred it.
  • Once it is all shredded, add the other bouillon cube to the saved cup of broth. Add this to the skillet and simmer until most of the liquid is cooked off. At this point, your “chicken” is ready for the soup. You can roast it in your oven to toughen up the texture a bit more if desired.
  • For the rest of the soup, you only need to make some Mirepoix, add the “chicken” and more broth, and whatever noodles you prefer.
  • Serve and enjoy your delicious jackfruit chicken noodle soup!

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What Should I Serve with Jackfruit Chicken Noodle Soup?

  • You can never go wrong with serving crackers with this stovetop jackfruit soup!
  • Bread: This easy jackfruit soup also pairs well with dinner rolls.
  • Sandwich: If you are in a soup and sandwich mood, consider pairing the jackfruit soup with a Tofu & Pesto Sandwich.

FAQs

Is this only a stovetop recipe?

This jackfruit soup recipe is written as a stovetop recipe, but can easily be made in your slow cooker or pressure cooker.

Can I freeze this jackfruit chicken noodle soup?

Yes, you can. Just make sure you have it in an airtight container and enjoy it within 3 months of freezing.

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Jackfruit "Chicken" Noodle Soup

Justin Lewis
Get ready to fall in love with this Jackfruit "Chicken" Noodle Soup. It is so comforting and delicious!
4.92 from 24 votes
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 104 kcal
METHOD Stovetop
DIET Vegan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 20-ounce can of jackfruit in brine
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 garlic cloves
  • 2 vegan bouillon cubes
  • 1 cup of dry pasta noodles
  • 8 cups of water

Instructions
 

  • To make the "chicken" you'll want to open and drain the can of jackfruit and add that to a bowl. Add in two cups of boiling water and one bouillon cube. Let that sit for an hour or so. The idea here is that the jackfruit soaks in some of that flavor. Once you've let it sit for a while, then fire up the stove. In a skillet, add a couple tablespoons of oil. We use sunflower or safflower oil because their flavors are mild and won't interfere with our seasoning. Carefully add the jackfruit and fry until each side browns. Save that broth. Once the jackfruit browns, you'll want to take a couple of forks to shred it.
  • Once it is all shredded then add the other bouillon cube to the saved cup of broth. Add this to the skillet and simmer until most of the liquid is cooked off. At this point, your "chicken" is ready for the soup. You can roast it in your oven to toughen up the texture a bit more if desired.
  • For the rest of the soup, you only need to make some Mirepoix, add the "chicken" and more broth, and whatever noodles you prefer.

Nutrition

Calories: 104kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 196mgPotassium: 124mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1276IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 1mg
Keyword asparagus soup, chicken noodle soup, jackfruit, jackfruit soup, noodle soup, stovetop, vegan, vegan chicken, vegan chicken soup, vegan dinner, vegan noodle soup, vegetarian, vegetarian chicken noodle soup
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About Justin Lewis

Hi, I'm Justin. I've been a vegetarian for 28 years. When I'm not cooking up great meals in my kitchen, I spend my time building websites or writing on my blog.

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