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.
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.