Curried Squash & Chicken Soup
Recipe from EatingWell

Red Thai curry paste adds heat and depth of flavor to this simple soup. If you like, omit the chicken and spinach to make an even simpler first-course soup.


Curried Squash & Chicken Soup

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Ingredients
  • 1  10  ounce package 
    frozen pureed winter squash
  • 1/2  cup 
    lite coconut milk, (see Tips for Two)
  • 1/2  cup 
    water
  • 8   ounces 
    boneless, skinless chicken breast , thinly sliced
  • 1  6  ounce bag 
    baby spinach
  • 2   teaspoons 
    lime juice
  • 2   teaspoons 
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 - 1   teaspoon 
    Thai red curry paste, (see Note)
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    salt
Directions
1.
Heat squash, coconut milk and water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the squash defrosts, about 10 minutes. Add chicken, reduce heat to medium and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes. Stir in spinach, lime juice, sugar, curry paste to taste and salt and continue cooking until the chicken is cooked through, about 3 minutes longer.
Tips:

1.
Tips for Two: Refrigerate coconut milk for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 2 months. Drizzle on sliced fresh fruit; use as some of the liquid for cooking rice.
2.
Note: Red curry paste is a blend of chile peppers, garlic, lemongrass and galangal (a root with a flavor similar to ginger). Look for it in jars or cans in the Asian section of the supermarket or specialty stores.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 274, Fat, total (g) 7, chol. (mg) 63, sat. fat (g) 4, carb. (g) 22, Monosaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 6, pro. (g) 28, vit. A (IU) 15062.97, vit. C (mg) 41.33, sodium (mg) 453, Potassium (mg) 1288, Vegetables () 2, Starch () 1, Lean Meat () 3, Fat () 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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