Tetley Green Tea Chicken Soup

Made with steeped green tea, this quick and easy chicken soup with a twist is healthy and delicious!

Tetley Green Tea Chicken Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) - parboiled long grain brown rice
  • 1 tbsp - canola oil
  • 4 oz (125 g) - shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and sliced
  • 2 small carrots, peeled and sliced into coins
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) - minced ginger
  • 4 cups (1 L) - water
  • 4 cups (1 L) - no salt added chicken broth
  • 1 - stalk lemongrass, bruised
  • 2 cups (500 mL) - cooked, shredded chicken
  • 1 cup (250 mL) - shelled edamame
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) - salt
  • 8 bags - Tetley Pure Green Tea
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) - fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) - Chinese five spice
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) - thinly sliced green onion

Directions

  1. Prepare the rice according to package directions. Keep warm.
  2. Heat oil in a large saucepan set over medium-high heat. Sauté mushrooms, carrots and ginger for 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  3. Add water, chicken broth and lemongrass; bring to a boil. Stir in the chicken, edamame and salt. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until chicken is heated through.
  4. Remove from heat. Add tea bags, lemon juice and Chinese five spice. Steep, covered, for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and lemongrass. Divide warm rice among 4 soup bowls. Ladle soup over top. Garnish with green onion.

Tetley Tips

  • Chinese five spice is a fragrant blend of star anise, cloves, cinnamon, sichuan pepper and fennel seeds. It can be substituted with a pinch of allspice or curry powder.
  • To bruise the lemongrass: trim off the base of the stalk and the spiky tops, then crush stalk with the back of a knife. This will help release the aromatic oils for best flavour. Lemongrass will keep in the fridge for up to 10 days.
  • Use leftover chicken or a rotisserie chicken from the deli.

Per serving: 230 calories, 5.5 g fat, 35 mg cholesterol, 756 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrates, 2.5 g fibre, 1.5 g sugar, 22 g protein.