Great homemade miso soup. It's loaded with protein, and if you're vegan you can substitute firm tofu for the chicken.

Recipe Summary

20 mins
59 mins
1 hr 19 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat; stir in onion. Cook and stir onion until golden, about 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook until softened, about 5 minutes more. Pour in 1/2 cup broth; simmer, stirring occasionally, until liquid is reduced, 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Whisk miso paste and 2 tablespoons broth together in a bowl. Pour into the vegetable mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir to coat the vegetables, about 1 minute. Add chicken meat and the remaining broth. Reduce heat to low and simmer soup until flavors are well blended, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

You can substitute chicken breast with tofu or turkey breast.

Vegetable broth can be substituted for the chicken broth.

Nutrition Facts

119 calories; protein 8.7g; carbohydrates 11.1g; fat 4.8g; cholesterol 8.1mg; sodium 593.2mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
No substitutions makes a great appetizer definitely not a stand alone soup. Read More
3 Ratings
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Rating: 4 stars
Simple and delish! I used shiitake mushrooms instead of portobello for two reasons. I had a can in my pantry and it just seemed to fit better. The recipe calls for cooked chicken but if vegan you can use tofu instead. I used both. I had some in the freezer leftover from another recipe and thought why not? This turned out really good. Simple flavors but good. If you like some heat like I do give your bowl a generous squirt of Sriracha. I don't have much experience with miso paste but this recipe makes me want to start experimenting with it more. Thanks for sharing! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
No substitutions makes a great appetizer definitely not a stand alone soup. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very tasty soup! This was one of my first attempts at using Miso. This was easy to make and quite good! Read More