Super Healthy and Delicious, 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 and 3 grams of fat. This soup freezes great. I wish I had some right now in my freezer!
Super Healthy and Delicious, Chinese Chicken Vegetable Soup

Helpful Tips About this Recipe

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


Super Healthy and Delicious, Chinese Chicken Vegetable Soup

Super Healthy and Delicious, Chinese Chicken Vegetable Soup

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Servings 4
Calories 178 kcal


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 (10 oz) bag fresh shiitake or regular mushrooms, stems removed and thinly sliced, see shopping tips
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic (about 1 tablespoon), 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)
  • cups cooked chicken, diced
  • 2 cups Chinese pea pods, sliced into large pieces
  • ½ cup green onions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  • 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.
  • Stir in pea pods, green onions, and lemon juice.  Continue to cook uncovered for 5 more minutes.
  • Ladle 2 cups into each bowl.


Serving: 2cupCalories: 178kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 25gFat: 3gSodium: 924mgFiber: 6gSugar: 7gGreen Smart Points: 2Plus Points: 4
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