Chinese Chicken Noodle Soup Dinner

Chinese Chicken Stock


3-4 lb chicken
10 cups water (cold)
3 slices​ fresh ginger
2​ scallions (cut into 1-inch pieces)
1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine (or dry sherry)
Salt and black (to taste)


Place the chicken in a large pot with 10 cups of water (or enough to cover).
Add the ginger, green onion, rice wine, or sherry. Bring to a boil over medium heat, occasionally skimming off the foam that rises to the top.
Add salt to taste and black pepper if desired.
Cover, reduce the heat, and simmer for 2 hours. Strain the broth and use as called for in recipes. Shred one cooked chicken breast for the soup recipe below. Use the remainder of the meat for other recipes.

Chinese Chicken Noodle Soup


8 cups Chinese chicken broth
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon ginger, minced
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons sherry or Chinese rice wine
2 teaspoons sesame oil
4 oz Asian curly noodles, cut into smaller pieces
3 medium carrots, thinly sliced
2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
6 denied shiitake mushrooms, soaked
1 medium onion, sliced
8 oz can water chestnuts, drained
Chilies, hot sauce, chili paste, optional

Add broth ingredients to a large saucepan. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes
to have ingredients infuse flavors.

Cook noodles according to the package.

Cut vegetables as needed.

Add carrots to the broth and simmer for 2 min. and remove but keep warm. Add
chicken and bok choy and cook for 2-3 min. until bok choy is tender.

Divide the broth between four bowls, add the noodles, carrots, chicken, and
bok choy in sections around the bowl and the green onions scattered in the
middle or the side.

Serve with hot sauce, optional.

Ginger Pork in Lettuce Leaves

6 servings


3/4 pound ground pork
1 red bell pepper, finely diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon minced peeled ginger
1 tablespoon Thai sweet chile sauce
1 tablespoon Asian fish sauce
2 teaspoons Asian sesame oil
1 tablespoon peanut oil
One 8-ounce can water chestnuts, drained and diced
2 scallions, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
24 lettuce leaves


In a medium bowl, combine the ground pork with bell pepper, garlic, ginger, chile sauce, fish sauce, and sesame oil l.

In a large skillet or wok, heat the peanut oil until shimmering. Add the pork mixture and stir-fry over high heat, breaking it up, until it is cooked through and starting to brown, about 8 minutes. Stir in the water chestnuts, scallions, oyster sauce, and cilantro and remove from the heat.

Spoon the pork into bowls. Stack the lettuce leaves on plates. To eat, spoon the pork onto the lettuce leaves, roll up,

Originally posted at Jovina Cooks Italian

Taco Pizza Recipe {with Doritos!}

Bring your Friday pizza game up a few levels with this homemade Taco Pizza. Super tasty and healthier than you think thanks to all the beans and veggies! Yes, I top the whole pizza with Doritos (because WHY NOT) but that is optional.

taco pizza on baking sheet

Taco Pizza | Taco Tuesday and Pizza Friday Unite!

I am in love with this Taco Pizza and I don’t care who knows it! While I have been making this version of pizza for a while, it’s lived on my site for a long time!

To make this (or any other pizza) I used my Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe, threw on some taco toppings {basically, everything Mexican-ish taken from my fridge} and baked it up. I added lots of fresh veggies overtop to give it that Taco Salad feel and served. I love fresh and cold ingredients on top of a piping hot pizza!! And Doritos. That was a little unexpected twist that I now am head over heels for. Who knew Doritos on a pizza would be so amazing. Um, I did. Obviously.

Anyways, this is our new favorite pizza and have a feeling it might be yours too 🙂

Main Ingredients Needed

Just a few ingredients are needed to start this Taco Pizza! Use what you have on hand and it’ll be just as tasty.

  • Pizza Dough – buy store-bought or make pizza dough yourself! (I prefer a homemade pizza crust).
  • Mild Southwest Salsa – this is what I used but if you have a favorite salsa, use that!
  • Mozzarella + Cheddar Cheese – both are used for creaminess and flavor.
  • Black Beans – these are full of fiber and super yummy! Feel free to replace it with pinto beans if you like those better.
  • Taco Meat – I use turkey taco meat but you can replace ground turkey with ground beef. I also have a great chicken taco meat recipe too.

Love Tacos? Here are a few more recipes to try: Baja Fish Tacos, Taco Casserole, Easy Taco Soup, and Taco Sloppy Joes.

baked taco pizza

Next comes all of the toppings! Two I would say are non-negotiable, but everything else is optional 🙂

  • Doritos: Nacho Cheese Doritos to be exact. These complete the taco experience and bring such a yummy crunch to the whole thing.
  • Bolthouse Cilantro Avocado Dressing: I LOVE this dressing. It’s light, creamy, and perfectly complements the pizza.
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Cilantro
  • Avocado
  • Lime Juice
  • Sour Cream
taco pizza topped with lettuce and tomato

How to Make Taco Pizza

There’s not much to making this Taco Pizza recipe. Prep for the oven, bake and prepare toppings then once the pizza is ready load on the toppings and serve! For full details, including increments, see the recipe card down below.

Step 1: Prep + Make Your Taco Pizza!

Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Spread out pizza dough to cover pan.

Spread salsa overtop. Sprinkle with beans, taco meat, mozzarella, and cheddar cheeses.

Step 2: Bake and Prepare Toppings

Bake 10 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and the bottom of the crust is golden brown.

While pizza is cooking, dice tomatoes, and chop lettuce.

Step 3: Top and Serve!

Remove from oven and top with any desired toppings, such as lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro, and Doritos.

Cut into squares and serve.

More Pizza Recipes to Try!

Our tradition of Pizza Friday’s lives on! Check out these other recipes too:

slice of taco pizza on white plate

Pin it, print it, bookmark this page! Taco Pizza is so worth the time and effort I promise you, your family will love it.

The printable recipe card is below, enjoy 🙂

taco pizza on baking sheet


Taco Pizza

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Taco Salad Pizza is super tasty and surprisingly healthy! I especially love the little crunch you get from the crushed Doritos.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Taco Pizza
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 560kcal
Author Lauren


  • 1 pound pizza dough
  • 1 cup mild southwest salsa
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup black beans 1 can, drained
  • 1/2 pound taco meat I used turkey
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese grated

any desired toppings:

  • 1 1/2 cups iceberg lettuce shredded
  • 2 whole roma tomatoes diced
  • cilantro
  • 1 cup Doritos crushed
  • Bolthouse cilantro avocado dressing


  • Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Spread out pizza dough to cover pan.
    pizza dough on baking sheet
  • Spread salsa overtop. Sprinkle with beans, taco meat, mozzarella and cheddar cheeses.
    unbaked taco pizza on baking sheet
  • Bake 10 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and bottom of crush is golden brown.
    baked taco pizza
  • While pizza is cooking, dice tomatoes and chop lettuce.
    chopped tomatoes and lettuce on cutting board
  • Remove from oven and top with any desired toppings, such as lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro and Doritos.
    taco pizza topped with lettuce and tomato
  • Cut into squares and serve.
    taco pizza on baking sheet


Calories: 560kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 1253mg | Potassium: 381mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 645IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 317mg | Iron: 4mg

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