Chicken and Quinoa Soup

Chicken and Quinoa Soup
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Chicken and Quinoa Soup
QVC
Chicken and Quinoa Soup

This hearty and healthy chicken soup comes from QVC’s resident foodie and best-selling cookbook author David Venable. Leftovers can be a great lunch option for you and the kids. Make it when you have some extra time over the weekend. Then, fill a thermos with hot soup before work or school.

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6
Servings
382
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1½  Tablespoon  olive oil
  • 1  Cup  shredded carrots
  • 1  Cup  chopped yellow onions
  • ¾  Cup  thinly sliced celery
  • ½  Cup  thinly sliced green onions
  • 14.5-ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1½  Teaspoon  dried cilantro
  • 1  Teaspoon  ground black pepper
  • ½  Teaspoon  ground cumin
  • 10  Cups  fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth
  • ¾  Cup  quinoa
  • rotisserie chicken, skin and bones removed, shredded

Directions

Heat the olive oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add the carrots, onions, celery, green onions, and tomatoes and cook for 4 minutes. Stir in the cilantro, pepper, and cumin and cook for 2 more minutes.

Pour in the chicken stock, add the quinoa, and cook for 15 minutes. Add the shredded chicken and cook for 5 more minutes. Serve hot.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
14%
Sugar
11g
12%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
14mg
5%
Carbohydrate, by difference
63g
48%
Protein
11g
24%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
28mg
3%
Choline, total
8mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Folate, total
61µg
15%
Iron, Fe
10mg
56%
Magnesium, Mg
36mg
11%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
99mg
14%
Selenium, Se
14µg
25%
Sodium, Na
1387mg
92%
Water
318g
12%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Chicken Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Chicken Cooking Tip

Allow meat to rest for at least ten minutes before slicing into it; otherwise, the juices will leak out.

Chicken Wine Pairing

Pinot noir, gamay, merlot, zinfandel, carménère, pinotage, or grenache with grilled, roasted, or other simply cooked chicken; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, pinot blanc, or chenin blanc with chicken in cream or light tomato sauce or with chicken crêpes or croquettes; sauvignon blanc or sémillon with fried chicken; viognier with spiced chicken dishes.