Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Spicy Thai Coconut Chicken Soup

D made this, very quickly.  It was spicy and good.  He wanted noodles in it. I was fine the way it was.  We both wish it had been creamier, but we both would have again.

Spicy Thai Coconut Chicken Soup

Coconut milk tames the heat and combines deliciously with shredded chicken breast in Spicy Thai Coconut Chicken Soup.

Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 1/3 cups)
Hands-on:25 Minutes
Total:32 Minutes

2 teaspoons canola oil
Photo by: Photo: Sang An;
Styling: Philippa Brathwaite
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
4 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 (3-inch) stalk lemongrass, halved lengthwise
2 teaspoons sambal oelek (ground fresh chile paste)
3 cups Chicken Stock or fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
1 1/4 cups light coconut milk
4 teaspoons fish sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast (about 8 ounces)
1/2 cup green onion strips
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1. Heat a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add mushrooms and the next 4 ingredients (through lemongrass); cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add chile paste; cook 1 minute. Add Chicken Stock, coconut milk, fish sauce, and sugar; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low; simmer for 10 minutes. Add chicken to pan; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Discard lemongrass. Top with onions, cilantro, and juice.

Nutritional Information
Calories: 224; Fat: 9g; Saturated fat: 4.5g; Monounsaturated fat: 2.4g; Polyunsaturated fat: 1.3g; Protein: 22.7g; Carbohydrate: 15g; Fiber: 1.1g; Cholesterol: 58mg; Iron: 1.1mg; Sodium: 463mg; Calcium: 35mg

Cooking Light JANUARY 2012

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