Slow Cooker Thai Soup

Slow Cooker Thai Soup | Mimi's Fit Foods

I think I’ve professed both my love of Thai flavors and my love of the slow cooker.  So, I guess it’s no wonder that I love this recipe!  I mean, we’re talking very little work for a meal full of Thai-infused deliciousness?  Yes, please!

Have you ever had Tom Kha Gai soup?  This soup is kind of like that.  It’s not exactly, but it resembles several of the same flavor notes that you’ll find in Tom Kha Gai.  The good news about this recipe is that I’ve cleaned it up so that it’s not over 400 calories a serving, yet it still contains all those delicious Tahi flavors.  Yay!

I served this with a scoop of Soft & Fluffy Baked Brown Rice.  Again, not a lot of work to get the rice ready for dinner.  I think this meal is going to make the “regular” list around my house!

Recipe Note:  You’ll see that I used PB2 in the recipe.  It’s a powdered peanut butter that has a lot less calories than regular peanut butter.  If you don’t have PB2, you can easily just substitute regular peanut butter (but your calories per serving will increase a little bit).

Slow Cooker Thai Soup
Adapted from Foodie Crush

2 tablespoons red curry paste
3 cups light coconut milk (2 cans)
2 cups 99% fat free chicken stock
2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons PB2
2 pounds chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
1 bell pepper, seeded and sliced into 1/4 inch slices (I used orange)
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 heaping tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
1 cup frozen peas
1 tablespoon lime juice
cilantro for garnish
cooked brown rice

Mix the curry paste, coconut milk, chicken stock, fish sauce, brown sugar and peanut butter in a 4-1/2 to 6-quart slow-cooker bowl. Place the chicken breast, red bell pepper, onion and ginger in the slow cooker, cover and cook on high for 4 hours.

Add in the peas and cook for 1/2 hour longer. Stir in lime juice and serve with cilantro and brown rice.

Serves 12.

Nutritional Information Without Rice (Per Serving = Approx. 1 Cup)
Calories:  147
Protein:  17.2
Carbs:  7.7g
Fat:  5.1g (3.8g = Sat.)
Fiber:  1.1g
Sugars:  4.8g

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