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

 
One serving costs about $1.55

$1.55 per serving

242 people like this recipe

242 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

spoonacular Score:61%

Spoonacular Score: 61%

 

365 Days of Slow Cooking: for Slow Cooker Chicken and Pesto Soup is a main course that serves 6. One serving contains 343 calories, 17g of protein, and 21g of fat. For $1.55 per serving, this recipe covers 15% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. It is perfect for Autumn. This recipe from 365 Days Of Slow Cooking has 242 fans. Head to the store and pick up eggplant, celery, milk, and a few other things to make it today. To use up the milk you could follow this main course with the Milky Way Brownie Bites as a dessert. Overall, this recipe earns a pretty good spoonacular score of 61%. 365 Days of Slow Cooking: for Slow Cooker Chicken and Orzo 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 are very similar to this recipe.

Ingredients

Servings:
1
1  shredded carrot
shredded carrot
2 ribs
2 ribs diced celery
diced celery
28 ounces
28 ounces canned chicken broth
canned chicken broth
3
3  frozen skinless boneless chicken thighs
frozen skinless boneless chicken thighs
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp dried onion
dried onion
1 teaspoon
1 teaspoon dried oregano
dried oregano
0.5
0.5  shredded eggplant
shredded eggplant
2 teaspoons
2 teaspoons garlic
garlic
1.5 cups
1.5 cups milk
milk
0.25 cups
0.25 cups parmesan cheese
parmesan cheese
0.5 cups
0.5 cups pearl barley
pearl barley
0.5 cups
0.5 cups pesto
pesto
1  shredded carrot
1
shredded carrot
2 ribs diced celery
2 ribs
diced celery
28 ounces canned chicken broth
28 ounces
canned chicken broth
3  frozen skinless boneless chicken thighs
3
frozen skinless boneless chicken thighs
1 Tbsp dried onion
1 Tbsp
dried onion
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon
dried oregano
0.5  shredded eggplant
0.5
shredded eggplant
2 teaspoons garlic
2 teaspoons
garlic
1.5 cups milk
1.5 cups
milk
0.25 cups parmesan cheese
0.25 cups
parmesan cheese
0.5 cups pearl barley
0.5 cups
pearl barley
0.5 cups pesto
0.5 cups
pesto


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on 365 Days Of Slow Cooking

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.64
Ingredient
1 shredded carrot
2 ribs diced celery
28 ounces canned chicken broth
3 frozen skinless boneless chicken thighs
1 Tbsp dried onion
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 shredded eggplant
2 teaspoons garlic
1 1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 cup pearl barley
1/2 cup pesto
Price
$0.11
$0.30
$2.55
$2.25
$0.24
$0.05
$0.76
$0.12
$0.50
$0.53
$0.29
$2.13
$9.82

Tips

Health Tips

  • Studies have shown people who drink full fat milk are thinner than those who drink low-fat or fat-free milk instead. Keep that in mind before you decide to swap. If you want to go dairy free, however, you can replace milk with unsweetened soy milk in most recipes.

  • Many people will tell you to remove the skin on your chicken to cut down on fat. This is true, but if you like the taste, leave it on! You're only gaining a little fat for a lot of flavor. Plus, a little over half of the fat in chicken skin is monounsatured fat (that's a heart-healthy kind) and the notion that saturated fat is unhealthy is being questioned too. So in our opinion: dig in, skin and all!

  • 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).

  • Some bouillon/stock products contain gluten, some don't. If you are following a gluten-free diet, always read product labels carefully.

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Price Tips

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • If you normally rinse your chicken?stop! You could be spreading bacteria around your kitchen and it isn't really necessary.

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Green Tips

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • To avoid antibiotics, hormones, and other nasties in your milk, choose organic whenever possible. If you can't afford organic, look for milk labeled hormone and antibiotic free. It is often less expensive.

  • Choose pasture-raised chicken if it is available. If it is not at your supermarket, visit a farmers' market and ask around.

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Nutritional Information

Quickview
343 Calories
16g Protein
20g Total Fat
23g Carbs
Limit These
Calories
343
17%

Fat
20g
32%

  Saturated Fat
5g
36%

Carbohydrates
23g
8%

  Sugar
6g
7%

Cholesterol
65mg
22%

Sodium
834mg
36%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
16g
33%

Vitamin A
2368IU
47%

Selenium
20µg
29%

Phosphorus
243mg
24%

Vitamin B3
4mg
23%

Manganese
0.45mg
22%

Fiber
4g
19%

Calcium
187mg
19%

Vitamin B6
0.35mg
18%

Potassium
526mg
15%

Vitamin B2
0.25mg
15%

Vitamin C
12mg
15%

Vitamin B12
0.74µg
12%

Zinc
1mg
11%

Vitamin B5
1mg
11%

Magnesium
42mg
11%

Copper
0.2mg
10%

Vitamin K
9µg
9%

Vitamin B1
0.14mg
9%

Iron
1mg
8%

Folate
25µg
6%

Vitamin D
0.87µg
6%

Vitamin E
0.42mg
3%

covered percent of daily need

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