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    In Chinese cultures, lemongrass and cilantro are considered yin ingredients -- cooling elements that are ideal on hot days. The subtle heat of ginger and chile, combined with the bright aroma of fresh mint, enlivens this lightened rendition of chicken soup.

    Ingredients

    • 2 pounds skinless chicken legs
    • 4 lemongrass stalks, white and pale-yellow parts only, smashed and chopped
    • 4 scallions, halved crosswise
    • 1 onion, halved lengthwise
    • 2 ounces ginger (1-inch piece), 1/2 thinly sliced and 1/2 julienned
    • 1 fresh Thai or serrano chile, seeded
    • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
    • 10 cups water
    • 5 stems fresh cilantro, plus 1/3 cup leaves
    • 3 stems fresh mint, plus 1/4 cup thinly sliced leaves
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
    • 1 cup mung bean sprouts

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 422 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 25 g 37.93%
    • Saturated Fat: 7 g 33.5%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 141 mg 46.87%
    • Sodium: 527 mg 21.96%
    • Calcium: 129 mg 12.88%
    • Potassium: 1068 mg 30.51%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 7 mg 37.33%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 23 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 g 13.46%
    • Sugar: 4 g
    • Protein: 28 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 5 g
    • Vitamin A 37.56%
    • Vitamin C 49.72%
    • Vitamin D 0.75%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables5
    • Exchange - Lean Meat4
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total4 oz-eq

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