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Chicken & Wonton Noodles in a Pot
1 3 lb. whole chicken, rinsed
4 qts. water
2 inch piece of fresh ginger, julienned
8 cloves garlic, peeled & sliced
1 Tb. hot chili paste
1 c. soy sauce or tamari
1 head bok choy, coarsely cut
1 lb. shiitake mushroom, stems removed & sliced
½ lb. fresh wonton noodles, cut into ½ in. strip
16 sprigs fresh cilantro & mint, leaves picked
1 bunch scallions, sliced
Place the chicken in 6 qt. pot, cover with water. Add ginger, garlic, chili paste & soy sauce. Cover the pot, bring to boil, skim the top fat, reduce the heat to medium, cook 40 minutes, until chicken is cooked. Remove the chicken with a large cook's fork, set aside to cool. Add the bok choy & shiitakes to the pot and turn up the heat to high. Cook 5 minutes. Next add the wonton noodles and cook till they are soft. Stir in cilantro, mint & scallions, and chicken meat. While cooking the stock, break down the chicken, pulling off the meat from the bones, and tear into large pieces.