Super Healthy and Delicious, Chinese Chicken Vegetable Soup

Chinese Chicken Vegetable Soup

I’m in LOVE with this soup and I’m pretty sure you’ll love it too! It has a fabulous, flavorful broth and is chock full of high-fiber vegetables. I used broccoli slaw instead of noodles and it works great. You won’t miss the noodles at all!  Each large, main course bowl has only 178 calories, 3 grams of fat, and 0 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints and 2 Green.
This soup freezes great. I wish I had some right now in my freezer!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes


1 teaspoon olive oil

1 (10 oz) bag fresh shiitake or regular mushrooms, stems removed and thinly sliced, see shopping tips

3 cloves (about 1 tablespoon) fresh garlic, chopped

1 tablespoon ginger (from a jar), see shopping tips

1 (48 oz) container Swanson’s reduced-sodium chicken broth or 3 (14.5 oz) cans

3 tablespoons rice vinegar

2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 (12 oz) package broccoli slaw or yellow cabbage shredded (I used one with shredded carrots)

1½ cups cooked chicken, diced

2 cups Chinese pea pods, sliced into large pieces

½ cup green onions, sliced

2 tablespoons lemon juice


1. In a large nonstick pot or pan, heat the olive oil. Add mushrooms, garlic, ginger and cook over medium heat for about 4 minutes. Stir often. Mix in broth, vinegar, soy sauce, and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil. Stir in broccoli slaw or cabbage and chicken. Return to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.

2. Stir in pea pods, green onions, and lemon juice.  Continue to cook uncovered for 5 more minutes.

3. Ladle 2 cups into each bowl.

Makes 4 main-course servings (each serving, 2 cups)

Shopping Tips

Most supermarkets sell bags of shiitake mushrooms. I bought them at Trader Joe’s. If you can’t find these, any type of mushroom will work fine for this recipe.

Ginger (in a jar) is a terrific product and can be found in the produce section of the supermarket.

WW Freestyle SmartPoints
WW SmartPoints 2-Green


SKINNY FACTS: for a large 2 cup serving
178 calories, 3g fat, 0 chol, 25g protein, 15g carbs, 6g fiber, 924mg sod, 7g sugar
FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
10 calories, 0g sat. fat, 0g protein, 0g sugar

If you make this recipe, let me know how you liked it. Leave me a comment below or give it a rating. Thanks so much. Happy Skinny Cooking!