Using pre-cut ingredients like sliced white mushrooms and a bag of frozen stir-fry mix makes this Simple Cooking with Heart recipe a cinch to put together in the morning before work.
Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Soup
Calories343 Per Serving
Protein40g Per Serving
Fiber4g Per Serving
Cost Per Serving$1.14
|Total Fat||6.0 g|
|Saturated Fat||2.0 g|
|Trans Fat||0.0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||1.0 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||1.0 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||30 g|
|Dietary Fiber||4 g|
5 lean meat, 1 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable
1 1/2 to 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, all visible fat discarded
14.4 ounces frozen onion and bell pepper stir-fry mix
1 pound sliced button mushrooms
1/2 (13.5-ounce) can lite coconut milk
4 cups fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
10 ounces frozen peas
1/2 cup fresh basil or cilantro leaves, chopped
4 ounces vermicelli rice noodles
Hot chile sauce (Sriracha preferred) (optional) to taste
Put the chicken in a large slow cooker. Add the stir-fry mix and mushrooms. Pour in the coconut milk and broth. Don't stir. Cook, covered, on high heat for 4 hours or on low heat for 8 hours.
Transfer the chicken to large cutting board. If using the low setting, change it to high. Add the lime juice, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, peas, basil, and noodles to the slow cooker. Stir until the noodles are submerged in the liquid. Cook, covered, for 20 minutes, or until the noodles are soft.
Meanwhile, cut the chicken into bite-size pieces. Quickly stir into the soup and re-cover the slow cooker. Ladle into bowls. Serve with the hot sauce.
Cooking Tip: When using a slow cooker, make sure the ingredient that needs to be cooked the longest, such as meat, is placed on the bottom, which is closest to the heat source.
Keep it Healthy: Use vermicelli brown rice noodles, if you can find them.
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