Slow-Cooker Lemon Chicken and Orzo Soup

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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.

6
Servings
125
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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. 

Slow Cooker Shopping Tip

Try to create a balanced meal when shopping: look for a starch, a protein, and some greens.

Slow Cooker Cooking Tip

When preparing meals try to avoid repetition of similar foods and flavors - aim for variety in textures, colors, and cooking methods.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.6g
2.8%
Cholesterol
28mg
9%
Protein
13g
27%
Carbs
14g
5%
Vitamin A
179µg
20%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
4%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
20.1%
Vitamin C
7mg
12%
Vitamin D
0.4IU
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.4mg
2.1%
Vitamin K
10µg
13%
Calcium
33mg
3%
Fiber
2g
6%
Folate (food)
20µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
20µg
5%
Iron
0.9mg
4.7%
Magnesium
26mg
6%
Monounsaturated
0.7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
6mg
31%
Phosphorus
162mg
23%
Polyunsaturated
0.5g
N/A
Potassium
428mg
12%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
8.7%
Sodium
93mg
4%
Zinc
0.7mg
4.4%

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