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Korean Chicken Soup

January/February 1995, The Simple Art of EatingWell

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This quick and easy spicy chicken soup recipe is made with leftover cooked chicken and is spiked with garlic, ginger and hot sauce.


Korean Chicken Soup Recipe

Makes: 6 servings, generous 1 cup each

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Ingredients

  • 8 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup uncooked white rice
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1-2 teaspoons hot chile paste or hot chile sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken (see How To)
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted (see Tip)

Preparation

  1. Combine broth, garlic and ginger in a Dutch oven; bring to a boil over high heat. Add rice, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until the rice is tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Stir in soy sauce and sesame oil; add chile paste (or sauce) to taste. Add chicken and heat through. Garnish with scallions and sesame seeds.

Tips & Notes

  • How To Poach Chicken Breasts: If you don’t have leftover chicken but you want to make a recipe that calls for cooked chicken, the easiest way to cook it is to poach it. Place boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a medium skillet or saucepan. Add lightly salted water (or chicken broth) to cover and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer gently until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 10 to 15 minutes. (1 pound raw chicken = about 2 1/2 cups chopped or shredded cooked chicken)
  • Tip: To toast sesame seeds, place in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition

Per serving: 149 calories; 2 g fat (0 g sat, 1 g mono); 20 mg cholesterol; 18 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 13 g protein; 1 g fiber; 857 mg sodium; 392 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Folate (16% daily value)

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 1/2 lean meat


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