Chicken Soup

soup1.jpgHomemade chicken stock with chicken
Soba Noodles (Japanese buckwheat noodles)

Bring the chicken stock and chicken to a boil. Add the soba noodles and cook according to directions. For my noodles, this was 6 minutes. Once the pot comes back to a boil, reduce the heat slightly.

When almost fully cooked, add a handful of fresh spinach. It shouldn't need to cook more than 20 seconds to wilt.

Season with soy sauce and pepper. The soy sauce gives it the darker color in the picture; you could substitute salt which would leave it normal "chicken broth" color. I used homemade chicken broth which had no added salt; if you used packaged broth you might not need any added salt at all.