Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken and Orzo Soup
- One 8-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 2 medium-sized carrots, diced
- 2/3 Cups diced celery
- 2/3 Cups diced onion
- 1/2 Tablespoon ground pepper
- 2 Teaspoons rosemary
- 2 Teaspoons thyme
- 1/4 Cup lemon juice
- 4 Cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 2 Cups water
- Handful of spinach, stemmed
- 1/2 Cup orzo
- Parmesan, for serving (optional)
This healthy, flavorful soup is loaded with tons of fresh, nutritious ingredients like spinach, carrots, celery, and onion and simmers in a slow cooker while you're away at work so it tastes like it cooked all day — because it did.
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Combine all of the ingredients except for the spinach, orzo, and Parmesan in a slow cooker. Cook on low for 7-9 hours or on high for 5-6 hours. About 1 hour before the chicken is done, shred the chicken with a fork. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the orzo pasta according to the package directions.
About 5 minutes before serving, add the spinach and orzo pasta. Wait for the spinach to wilt. Top the soup with a little Parmesan cheese, if using.
Calories per serving:124 calories
Dietary restrictions:Low Sodium Low Fat Abs, Sugar Conscious, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added