Somen are thin Japanese wheat noodles. Find them at Asian groceries or large supermarkets, or substitute vermicelli.




  • Combine chicken, carrots, sherry (if you like), the 1 tablespoon soy sauce, the vinegar, ginger and black pepper in a 3-1/2- to 6-quart slow cooker. Stir in chicken broth and the water.

  • Cover; cook on high-heat setting for 2 to 3 hours. Stir in noodles and pea pods. Cover and cook for 3 minutes more.

  • To serve, ladle soup into bowls and serve with additional soy sauce.

Nutrition Facts

161 calories; 3 g total fat; 72 mg cholesterol; 1046 mg sodium. 12 g carbohydrates; 20 g protein;