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Lemongrass Chicken Soup

Photo of prepared Lemongrass Chicken Soup
Photo attribution: Zachary Worthington
Ready In: 1 hour 35 minutes
Serves: 6
Dairy-freeGluten-freeLow Added SugarLow Sodium
Comforting simmered lemongrass broth over chicken and mushrooms, served with mint and cilantro.

What you'll need

Measuring cups
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Sharp knife
Cutting board
Large pot (stockpot) with lid
Serving bowls
Large bowl


Serves 6
2 pounds Chicken Legs skinless
4 stalks Lemongrass white and pale-yellow parts, smashed, and chopped
4 stalks Green Onions halved crosswise
1 Onion halved
1 tablespoon Fresh Ginger about 1 inch, half thinly sliced and half cut into thin strips
1 Serrano Chile Pepper fresh and seeded
1 teaspoon Peppercorns
10 cups Water
1 bunch Cilantro about 1/3 cup
1 bunch Mint about 1/4 cup
1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
1 cup Mushrooms sliced



Step 1 picture

Place chicken, lemongrass, green onions, onion, sliced ginger, chile, peppercorns, and water in large pot. Cover; bring to boil and then simmer 1 hour.


Step 2 picture

Add cilantro and mint stems; simmer 15 minutes; strain. Reserve broth and chicken; discard remaining solids.


Step 3 picture

Shred chicken; discard bones. (Optional: Refrigerate broth and chicken separately for 4 hours or overnight; skim fat from broth.)


Step 4 picture

Combine chicken, ginger strips, cilantro leaves, sliced mint, soy sauce and mushrooms in bowl.


Step 5 picture

Divide broth among bowls; serve with chicken mixture on the side.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1.50 cup

Serving Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat <1 g1%
Saturated Fat <1 g1%
Sodium 113 mg5%
Total Carbohydrate 5.6 g2%
Dietary Fiber <1 g2%
Protein 6.6 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs: