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 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 4 Weight Watchers POINT PLUS. 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 5 more minutes.
3. Ladle 2 cups into each bowl.
Makes 4 main course servings (each serving, 2 cups)
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.
Weight Watchers (old points) 3
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 4
|SKINNY FACTS: for a large 2 cup serving
178 calories, 3g fat, 0 chol, 25g protein, 15g carbs, 6g fiber, 924mg sod, 7g sugar
|FAT FACTS: the skinny and fat facts are the same for this recipe