Lemongrass Chicken Soup

by Jessica on January 26, 2011

Lemongrass Chicken Soup by http://mybakingheart.com

I’m all for helping little animals, so when I read that Branny of Branny Boils Over was hosting a Charity Souper Bowl, where she’ll donate $1 to the ASPCA for each soup recipe that she receives, I immediately planned to enter.

Dixie

We have two special rescue puppies in our family, one of which saved the life of another of our puppies a few years ago. You may remember me talking about Abbi in this Snickerdoodle post from 2009. Well, Abbi is the puppy that Dixie saved. We’re thankful that Dixie’s kidney donation gave us another year with Abbi before she passed away… and we’re super-happy that she’s a part of our family. She’s quite the trooper, too – before she was placed in a Dachshund rescue, she lost her left eye when the dogs she was living with attacked her. But, with everything that Dixie’s been through, she’s one of the sweetest doggies you’ll ever meet. Thank you for hosting this awesome round-up, Branny! People like you reinforce my positive thinking on the world.

Now, on to the soup! A common ingredient in Thai cooking, lemongrass provides a zesty lemon flavor and aroma to many Thai dishes. Granted, this isn’t exactly Thai cuisine, but it’s a yummy soup that’s perfect for cold nights and flu season – just think of all the vitamins and minerals you’re getting from this soup! And since I recently joined Weight Watchers again, I’m excited that this has such a low point value!

Lemongrass Chicken Soup by http://mybakingheart.com

Lemongrass Chicken Soup
Adapted from: Weight Watchers

PointsPlus™ Value: 4
Yields: 4 servings

4 c canned chicken broth, or homemade broth
8 oz cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 md carrot, peeled and thinly sliced
1 lg stalk celery, thinly sliced
1 sm onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp fresh lemongrass, finely chopped
1 sm clove fresh garlic, minced
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
1 c cooked egg noodles
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Place broth, chicken, carrot, celery, onion, lemongrass, garlic, salt and pepper in a large saucepan. Slowly bring to a boil; reduce heat to a simmer and cook until vegetables are tender, about 8 minutes.

Place 1/4 cup of noodles in each of 4 shallow bowls. Ladle about 1 1/2 cups of soup over each serving and garnish with parsley.

Lemongrass Chicken Soup by http://mybakingheart.com

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1 yummychunklet January 26, 2011 at 12:48 pm

I love adding lemongrass to soups. It makes them comforting on a cold day while giving you a nice reminder that warm weather’s coming soon!

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2 Clivia January 26, 2011 at 1:42 pm

I make a soup similar to this. Glad to know the point count. I on weight watchers too.

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3 Tracey January 26, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Awwww, what a sweet pup Dixie is! Your soup looks great, perfect for a day like the one I’m having here with snow and cold :)

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4 Kristin January 26, 2011 at 4:51 pm

What a precious fur baby…And that soup…YUM!

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5 Weekend Cowgirl January 27, 2011 at 11:43 am

I have never ever cooked with lemongrass, but this recipe looks so GOOD! Hope to make this in next week or so!

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6 Momma G January 27, 2011 at 2:31 pm

If Dixie Dogie could talk, she would say, “Aw, shucks. Just did what any red-blooded doxie would do.” She really is a special little dogie! Love her to death! She loves the soup, too!

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7 Elaine January 27, 2011 at 11:17 pm

Dixie is so cute! What a wonderful cause and reason to make such a colorful and healthy soup. I really enjoy the flavor of lemongrass and grow it in a pot so I can cut it to use for cooking and to make lemongrass tea.

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8 Eliana January 30, 2011 at 11:04 am

AWWW – Dixie is so precious. I have a special place in my heart for Dachshunds as I have one of my own. Before him I had a Dachshund that came down with a rare form of diabetes and we had to give him up to a rescue because we couldn’t properly care for him. He is with a family now that can take better care of him. And because of that we have so much respect for people who adopt rescues. You are so admirable Jessica.

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9 Miriam Meserve May 9, 2012 at 10:33 am

Thanks for the beautiful photography. I searched for chicken soup looking for a top down image for inspiration in making a mother’s day card. Your picture was perfect. I am sure my mom will love it!

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