Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken and Orzo Soup Recipe
Daily Value: 6%
Low-Fat-Abs, Sugar-Conscious, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Milk-Free, Peanut-Free, Tree-Nut-Free, Soy-Free, Fish-Free, Shellfish-Free, Alcohol-Free
|Folic Acid (B9)||22µg||5%|
|Fatty acids, total monounsaturated||1g||0%|
|Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated||0g||0%|
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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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- One 8-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 2 medium-sized carrots, diced
- 2/3 cup diced celery
- 2/3 cup 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)
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.
Recipe DetailsServings: 6
Special Designations: Kid-friendly, Healthy
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