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Healthified Ginger Chicken Noodle Soup

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80% less sat fat • 50% more fiber than the original recipe. When a craving for chicken noodle soup hits, give this Asian-inspired recipe a try. Made with ginger, soba noodles, veggies, soy sauce, and reduced-sodium chicken broth, this a healthy choice any night of the week.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 5

Ingredients

1
pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces
1
teaspoon canola oil
3
medium carrots, sliced
5 1/4
cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1
cup water
2
tablespoons rice vinegar
1
tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
2
to 3 teaspoons grated fresh ginger or 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4
teaspoon black pepper
2
ounces soba (buckwheat noodles), coarsely broken
1
package (9 oz) frozen Sugar Snap Peas
Reduced-sodium soy sauce (optional)

Directions

  • 1 In a Dutch oven cook chicken, half at a time, in hot oil just until browned. Drain off fat. Return all of the chicken to Dutch oven. Add carrots, chicken broth, the water, rice vinegar, the 1 tablespoon soy sauce, ginger, and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • 2 Add uncooked noodles to soup. Return to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 8 to 10 minutes or until noodles are tender.
  • 3 Meanwhile, prepare peas according to package directions. Stir peas into soup just before serving. If desired, serve with additional soy sauce.
  • 4 Slow-Cooker Directions: In a large skillet cook chicken, half at a time, in hot oil just until browned. Using a slotted spoon, transfer chicken to a 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker. Add carrots, chicken broth, the water, rice vinegar, the 1 tablespoon soy sauce, ginger, and pepper. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 4 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 to 3 hours.
  • 5 If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Stir in uncooked noodles. Cover and cook for 10 to 15 minutes more or until noodles are tender. Prepare peas according to package directions. Add peas to soup and serve as above.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 50
  • Fat Reduced By 4g
  • Dietary Fiber Added 1g
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups
Calories
210
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
880mg
880%;
Total Carbohydrate
17g
17%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
28g
28%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
110%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

The Original vs. Healthified

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Before After
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon canola oil
5 1/4 cups chicken broth 5 1/4 cups Progresso® reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
4 ounces dried noodles, coarsely broken 2 ounces soba (buckwheat noodles), coarsely broken
3/4 cup frozen pea pods 1 package (9 oz) Green Giant® Simply Steam® frozen Sugar Snap Peas
Soy sauce (optional) Reduced-sodium soy sauce (optional)
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
260 (before)
210 (after)
Cholesterol
 
 
70 mg (before)
55 mg (after)
Dietary Fiber
 
 
2 g (before)
3 g (after)
Saturated Fat
 
 
2 1/2 g (before)
1/2 g (after)
Sodium
 
 
1330 mg (before)
880 mg (after)
Total Fat
 
 
6 g (before)
2 g (after)

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 12/09/2013. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups
Calories
210
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
880mg
880%;
Total Carbohydrate
17g
17%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
28g
28%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
110%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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