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365 Days of Slow Cooking: for Slow Cooker Chicken and Orzo Soup

 
One serving costs about $1.91

$1.91 per serving

33 people like this recipe

33 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

spoonacular Score:70%

Spoonacular Score: 70%

 

365 Days of Slow Cooking: for Slow Cooker Chicken and Orzo Soup is a main course that serves 6. One serving contains 322 calories, 27g of protein, and 11g of fat. For $1.91 per serving, this recipe covers 20% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. It is perfect for Autumn. This recipe from 365 Days Of Slow Cooking requires bay leaf, pepper, canned tomatoes, and chicken broth. To use up the black pepper you could follow this main course with the Meyer Lemon and Black Pepper Cookies as a dessert. 33 people were glad they tried this recipe. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 67%, which is pretty good. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as 365 Days of Slow Cooking: for Slow Cooker Chicken and Pesto Soup, 365 Days of Slow Cooking: for Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken, and 365 Days of Slow Cooking: for Slow Cooker Honey Dijon Chicken and Mushrooms.

Ingredients

Servings:
1
1  bay leaf
bay leaf
14 oz
14 oz diced canned tomatoes
diced canned tomatoes
1
1  diced carrot
diced carrot
1 cup
1 cup diced celery
diced celery
3.5 cups
3.5 cups chicken broth
chicken broth
1 tsp
1 tsp dried basil
dried basil
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps dried onion
dried onion
1
1  garlic clove
garlic clove
1 cup
1 cup orzo
orzo
some
some parmesan cheese
parmesan cheese
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps black pepper
black pepper
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps salt
salt
0.75 lb
0.75 lb skinless boneless chicken thighs
skinless boneless chicken thighs
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp tomato paste
tomato paste
1  bay leaf
1
bay leaf
14 oz diced canned tomatoes
14 oz
diced canned tomatoes
1  diced carrot
1
diced carrot
1 cup diced celery
1 cup
diced celery
3.5 cups chicken broth
3.5 cups
chicken broth
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp
dried basil
2 Tbsps dried onion
2 Tbsps
dried onion
1  garlic clove
1
garlic clove
1 cup orzo
1 cup
orzo
some parmesan cheese
some
parmesan cheese
0.25 tsps black pepper
0.25 tsps
black pepper
0.5 tsps salt
0.5 tsps
salt
0.75 lb skinless boneless chicken thighs
0.75 lb
skinless boneless chicken thighs
1 Tbsp tomato paste
1 Tbsp
tomato paste


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on 365 Days Of Slow Cooking

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.95
Ingredient
1 bay leaf
14 ounces diced canned tomatoes
1 diced carrot
1 cup diced celery
3 1/2 cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon dried basil
2 Tbsps dried onion
1 garlic clove
1 cup orzo
some parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 pound skinless boneless chicken thighs
1 Tbsp tomato paste
Price
$0.02
$0.85
$0.11
$0.38
$2.64
$0.06
$0.47
$0.07
$0.32
$3.79
$0.01
$2.64
$0.32
$11.69

Tips

Health Tips

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • You can easily replace regular noodles with whole wheat noodles to add a little extra fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals to this dish. Just don't make the mistake of assuming that because the pasta is whole wheat, you can eat as much as you want. The calories and the effect on your blood sugar is not so drastically different!

  • The great thing about parmesan cheese is that a little goes a long way, especially if you're buying the real deal.

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • If parmesan plays a big role in the flavor of your dish (or if you're a serious foodie or serious about avoiding additivies) it might be worth your time to track down "true" parmesan, Parmigiano Reggiano.

  • Carrots can be stored in the fridge for 2 to 3 weeks. The starch in the carrots will turn to sugar over time, but this is not a problem, they'll just taste sweeter. The academy lesson about carrots contains more useful information.

  • The best method for cooking pasta is pretty controversial, but most sources seem to reach a consensus. Check out our lesson on how to cook pasta in the academy.

  • When buying celery, make sure the stalks feel firm and the leaves look fresh. Store in your refrigerator's crisper for up to two weeks.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), celery is one of the worst vegetables in term of pesticide residue. If you're trying to reduce pesticide residue in your diet, be sure to buy organic celery.

  • Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
321 Calories
27g Protein
11g Total Fat
28g Carbs
14% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
321
16%

Fat
11g
17%

  Saturated Fat
5g
35%

Carbohydrates
28g
10%

  Sugar
5g
6%

Cholesterol
74mg
25%

Sodium
1357mg
59%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
27g
54%

Selenium
36µg
52%

Vitamin A
2210IU
44%

Phosphorus
416mg
42%

Calcium
415mg
42%

Vitamin B3
5mg
27%

Manganese
0.52mg
26%

Vitamin B6
0.49mg
24%

Vitamin C
18mg
23%

Potassium
662mg
19%

Vitamin B2
0.29mg
17%

Zinc
2mg
16%

Magnesium
60mg
15%

Copper
0.3mg
15%

Vitamin K
14µg
14%

Iron
2mg
14%

Vitamin B12
0.78µg
13%

Vitamin B5
1mg
12%

Fiber
2g
12%

Vitamin B1
0.16mg
11%

Vitamin E
1mg
8%

Folate
28µg
7%

covered percent of daily need

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