Japanese Chicken Soup Ozoni

If you’ve been following LCA for a while now, you might’ve read that my favorite season is Winter!  There’s just something about the nice crisp air and the holiday atmosphere that you just can’t beat!  And of course, it was also the time of the year that my mom made some of my favorite authentic Japanese soups like this Japanese chicken soup – ozoni!

Everything from Tonjiru, Dango Soup, Shiitake Soup and My Mom’s Chicken Soup was on rotation and all was good in the world!  On top of that, my mom would make her traditional Japanese Chicken Soup – Ozoni every New Year’s day that’d just be the icing on the cake!

Japanese traditional New Year's chicken soup ozoni served in a bowl.

Ozoni soup is part of a larger traditional 1st meal called ‘osechi’, which is the traditional Japanese way to ring in the new year with a proper meal.  But just because it’s not New Year’s doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy this great tasting soup whenever you feel like it!

The traditional recipe uses mochi as the base ingredient and since we’re trying to keep things low carb, we made some adjustments to the base while retaining the traditional taste!

Japanese traditional New Year's chicken soup ozoni served in a bowl being picked up with a pair of chopsticks.

It’s light and delicate in taste with flavors of salty umami roaming around.  The best part of the soup though is the chicken oils glistening up on the top to keep soup nice and hot!

Japanese traditional New Year's chicken soup ozoni served in a bowl being picked up with a pair of chopsticks.

Now, let’s get making this Japanese Chicken Soup Ozoni recipe!

  • Prepping Time 10M
  • Cook Time 10M
  • Total Time 20M
  • Net Carb/Serv ~2g
  • Servings 2

Ingredients

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) In stove top pot, make 4 cups of dashi (tutorial on how to make this here).

3) In the meantime, peel and finely slice carrots and set aside (we sliced them at 45 degree angle for this recipe, but you can slice them however you like).

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4) Prepare Shirataki Noodles by straining prepacked liquid and washing noodles under cold water.  Set aside in a bowl.

5) Cut chicken thighs into 1/2 x 1/2 inch bite size pieces.  Set aside.

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6) Finely slice green onions and set aside (we sliced them at 45 degree angle for this recipe, but you can slice them however you like).

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7) Bring dashi to a boil on high heat.  Once boiling, reduce heat to medium and add chicken, sliced carrot, whole Dried Shiitake Mushrooms, Soy Sauce, salt and Japanese sake.  Cook for 10 minutes.

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8) Once 10 minutes as passed, add in Shirataki Noodles and cook for 1-2 minute.  Transfer to serving bowl and top with slices green onions.  Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu – Itadakimasu (Happy New Years)!!

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Japanese Chicken Soup Ozoni

The BEST recipe for Japanese Chicken Soup Ozoni. Enjoy this delicious traditional Japanese dish at only ~2g Net Carb / Serving. Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe quick and easy.
5 from 5 votes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Japanese chicken soup, Japanese New Year soup, ozoni recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
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Calories: 127kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 l/b Chicken Thigh Boneless and Skinless
  • 4 Cups Dashi
  • 8 oz Shirataki Noodles Spaghetti
  • 4 Pieces Dried Shiitake Mushrooms
  • 1/2 Whole Carrot
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Japanese Sake
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Stalk Green Onion

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
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  • In stove top pot, make 4 cups of dashi (tutorial on how to make this here).
    Keto Japanese Chicken Soup Ozoni Recipe (20)
  • In the meantime, peel and finely slice carrots and set aside (we sliced them at 45 degree angle for this recipe, but you can slice them however you like).
    Keto Japanese Chicken Soup Ozoni Recipe (21)
  • Prepare Shirataki Noodles by straining prepacked liquid and washing noodles under cold water. Set aside in a bowl.
    Keto Japanese Chicken Soup Ozoni Recipe (22)
  • Cut chicken thighs into 1/2 x 1/2 inch bite size pieces. Set aside.
    Keto Japanese Chicken Soup Ozoni Recipe (24)
  • Finely slice green onions and set aside (we sliced them at 45 degree angle for this recipe, but you can slice them however you like).
    Keto Japanese Chicken Soup Ozoni Recipe (23)
  • Bring dashi to a boil on high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium and add chicken, sliced carrot, whole Dried Shiitake Mushrooms, Soy Sauce, salt and Japanese sake. Cook for 10 minutes.
    Keto Japanese Chicken Soup Ozoni Recipe (42)
  • Once 10 minutes as passed, add in Shirataki Noodles and cook for 1-2 minute. Transfer to serving bowl and top with slices green onions. Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu - Itadakimasu!!
    Keto Japanese Chicken Soup Ozoni Recipe (43)

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Nutrition

Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 3219mg | Potassium: 473mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 102IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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