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Slow-Cooker Lemon Chicken and Orzo Soup

Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken and Orzo Soup
Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken and Orzo Soup
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Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken and Orzo Soup

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.

Ingredients

  • 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)

Directions

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. 

Nutritional Facts
Servings6
Calories Per Serving125
Total Fat2g3%
Sugar3gN/A
Saturated0.6g2.8%
Cholesterol28mg9%
Protein13g27%
Carbs14g5%
Vitamin A179µg20%
Vitamin B120.2µg4%
Vitamin B60.4mg20.1%
Vitamin C7mg12%
Vitamin D0.4IU0.1%
Vitamin E0.4mg2.1%
Vitamin K10µg13%
Calcium33mg3%
Fiber2g6%
Folate (food)20µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)20µg5%
Iron0.9mg4.7%
Magnesium26mg6%
Monounsaturated0.7gN/A
Niacin (B3)6mg31%
Phosphorus162mg23%
Polyunsaturated0.5gN/A
Potassium428mg12%
Riboflavin (B2)0.1mg8.7%
Sodium93mg4%
Zinc0.7mg4.4%
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