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The Calories in Homemade Chicken Vegetable Soup

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Susan Peterson is the author of five books, including "Western Herbs for Martial Artists and Contact Athletes" and "Clare: A Novel." She holds a Ph.D. in text theory from the University of Texas at Arlington and is an avid cook and gardener.
The Calories in Homemade Chicken Vegetable Soup
A thick chicken vegetable soup is a meal in itself. Photo Credit YelenaYemchuk/iStock/Getty Images

Homemade chicken vegetable soup is comfort food. If it is made with lean chicken, fresh vegetables, and a moderate amount of rice, potatoes, or noodles, it can also be a nutritious, low-calorie food. A typical bowl of chicken vegetable soup with rice contains 162 calories and only 1.8 g of fat.

Calories in Chicken and Chicken Broth

One serving of chicken vegetable soup contains about 1 1/2 oz. of chicken meat; 1 1/2 ounces of lean chicken breast contain 48 calories. If you assume 8 oz. of chicken broth per serving, that's an additional 16 calories, or nine calories if you are using low-fat broth.

Calories inVegetables

The calorie count of the vegetables depends on which vegetables you choose, of course. As a general estimate, if you add a half a cup of frozen, mixed vegetables, that's 32 calories.

Calories in Rice, Noodles or Potatoes

You don't have to add rice, noodles or potatoes to your soup, but if you choose to do so, here are the calorie counts: One quarter cup of cooked, white, long-grain rice contains 51 calories. A quarter cup of cooked egg noodles contains 55 calories. One quarter cup of diced red potatoes contains 26 calories.

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