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Chicken Soup Recipes for the Soul

7 versions of the world's most comforting soup

Spicy Chicken Soup, Cookstr recipe Chicken Soup: 7 Ways for 7 Days (Riou/photocuisine/Corbis)

Get creative with chicken soup recipes, but keep the comfort. — Riou/photocuisine/Corbis

Chicken soup is a wonder during cold season, with its almost magical ability to soothe and thwart the chills. Whether it's matzoh ball, chicken noodle or chicken tinola, these seven soups just might fix what ails you — or at least warm and nourish you.

1. Chicken, Bok Choy and Clam Soup

by Katie and Leeann Chin

This unique soup combines clams, bok choy and green onions with chicken breast for a light and healthy meal. The authors suggest substituting shrimp or scallops if you prefer them to clams.

Per serving: 288 calories, 3g saturated fat, 4g carbohydrates, 31g protein, 0g fiber, 709mg sodium

2. Cabbage, Potato and Chicken Stew

by Michele Urvater

This hearty dish, similar to the traditional Russian cabbage soup called "shchi," is full of seasonal root veggies and slow-cooked flavor, despite the fact that it's made in under 30 minutes in a pressure cooker. Chicken thighs stay moist and juicy.

Per serving: 461 calories, 2g saturated fat, 61g carbohydrates, 35g protein, 10g fiber, 715mg sodium

3. Red Lentil Soup With Chicken

by Mimi Sheraton

Moroccan spices brighten this smooth, silky lentil soup, with a touch of acidity from tomatoes and a garnish of fresh parsley and lemon wedges. Serve with either vermicelli or rice.

Per serving: 166 calories, 1g saturated fat, 20g carbohydrates, 13g protein, 10g fiber, 290mg sodium

Next page: 4 more unique chicken soup recipes. »

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