Healthified Thai Chicken Soup

42% fewer calories • 69% less sat fat • 55% more vitamin A than the original recipe. Get a bonus from red peppers and baby spinach.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6

1
teaspoon canola oil
1
small onion, cut into thin wedges (1 cup)
2
cups sliced fresh mushrooms (6 oz)
1/2
medium red bell pepper, cut into thin bite-size strips (1 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
teaspoon red curry paste
1
carton (32 oz) Progresso™ reduced-sodium chicken broth (4 cups)
1 1/2
cups shredded cooked chicken breast
1
teaspoon packed brown sugar
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
tablespoon cornstarch
2
tablespoons cold water
1
can (14 oz) reduced-fat (lite) coconut milk (not cream of coconut)
4
cups fresh baby spinach leaves
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Lime wedges, if desired

  • 1 In 4-quart nonstick Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and mushrooms; cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add bell pepper and garlic; cook 2 to 3 minutes longer, stirring frequently, until vegetables are tender. Remove from heat; stir in curry paste until melted.
  • 2 Stir in broth, chicken, brown sugar and salt. Return to heat. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • 3 In small bowl, stir cornstarch and water until smooth. Add cornstarch mixture and coconut milk to soup mixture; heat to boiling. Cook over medium heat about 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until slightly thickened.
  • 4 Stir in spinach and cilantro. Cook about 1 minute or just until mixture is hot and spinach is wilted. Serve soup with lime wedges.

Expert Tips

We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the originals.

Like it spicy? Add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon additional curry paste.

Coconut milk and curry paste are both available at many supermarkets in the Asian foods aisle, or look for these specialty products at Asian markets.

If you don't have cornstarch, you can use 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour instead. Increase the amount of cold water to 1/4 cup.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
150
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
550mg
550%;
Total Carbohydrate
8g
8%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
14g
14%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
45%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.