Chicken Meatball and Noodle Soup
This aromatic meatball noodle soup is the ultimate comfort food. Lean chicken meatballs are a good source of protein and very low in fat.
- 3 celery stalks, diced
- 1/2 white onion, diced
- 1 tsp avocado oil (or olive oil)
- 2 carrots, sliced
- 1/2 tsp fresh ginger
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1 bay leaf
- 10 cups water
- 1 cup dried whole wheat Fusilli pasta
- For the Meatballs:
- 1 lb lean ground chicken
- 1/2 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
- 1 egg, well beaten
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp dried thyme
- In a large soup pot over medium-high heat, saute celery, onion and carrots in oil until fragrant and onions are translucent.
- Add in fresh ginger and dried herbs and seasonings to toast them and bring out their flavor.
- Add in bay leaf and water and bring to a gentle boil.
- To make the meatballs; combine meat, breadcrumbs, egg, salt, garlic powder and dried thyme in a mixing bowl and mix until well combined.
- Form meatballs into about 24-36, 1 inch balls.
- Carefully drop meatballs into the boiling soup one at a time and allow soup to simmer for about 20 minutes.
- Once meatballs are no longer pink, add in the pasta and cook for 8-10 minutes or as per package instructions.
- Check pasta for doneness and remove the bay leaf.
- Season to taste and serve hot.
Note: Ginger root can be found in the produce section of the market. It has a smooth tan skin. Peel the skin with a vegetable peeler and grate the yellow flesh with a grater or ginger grater. As a time-saver you can peel and grate a whole root of ginger, wrap it in a log shape in plastic wrap and freeze it for your next recipe.
- calories: 184
- calories from fat: 31
- carbohydrates: 17.3g
- cholesterol: 75mg
- dietary fiber: 2.7g
- potassium: 122mg
- protein: 20.1g
- saturated fat: 0.6g
- sodium: 526mg
- sugars: 2.2g
- total fat: 3.4g
- trans fat: 0.0g
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