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

 
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
 
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:65%

Spoonacular Score: 65%

 

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 oz
28 oz 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
0.5
0.5  shredded eggplant
shredded eggplant
2 tsps
2 tsps garlic
garlic
1.5 cups
1.5 cups milk
milk
1 tsp
1 tsp dried oregano
dried oregano
0.25 cups
0.25 cups parmesan cheese
parmesan cheese
0.5 cups
0.5 cups long grain brown rice
long grain brown rice
0.5 cups
0.5 cups pesto
pesto
1  shredded carrot
1
shredded carrot
2 ribs diced celery
2 ribs
diced celery
28 oz canned chicken broth
28 oz
canned chicken broth
3  frozen skinless boneless chicken thighs
3
frozen skinless boneless chicken thighs
1 Tbsp dried onion
1 Tbsp
dried onion
0.5  shredded eggplant
0.5
shredded eggplant
2 tsps garlic
2 tsps
garlic
1.5 cups milk
1.5 cups
milk
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp
dried oregano
0.25 cups parmesan cheese
0.25 cups
parmesan cheese
0.5 cups long grain brown rice
0.5 cups
long grain brown rice
0.5 cups pesto
0.5 cups
pesto


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on 365 Days Of Slow Cooking

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.70
Ingredient
1 shredded carrot
2 ribs diced celery
28 ounces canned chicken broth
3 frozen skinless boneless chicken thighs
1 Tbsp dried onion
1/2 shredded eggplant
2 teaspoons garlic
1 1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 cup long grain brown rice
1/2 cup pesto
Price
$0.11
$0.30
$2.55
$2.63
$0.24
$0.76
$0.12
$0.50
$0.05
$0.53
$0.30
$2.13
$10.21

Tips

Health Tips

  • 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!

  • 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.

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

  • 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).

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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).

  • 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.

Cooking Tips

  • 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.

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
341 Calories
16g Protein
20g Total Fat
22g Carbs
9% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
341
17%

Fat
20g
32%

  Saturated Fat
5g
36%

Carbohydrates
22g
7%

  Sugar
6g
7%

Cholesterol
65mg
22%

Sodium
833mg
36%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
16g
32%

Vitamin A
2364IU
47%

Manganese
0.8mg
40%

Phosphorus
258mg
26%

Selenium
17µg
25%

Vitamin B3
4mg
23%

Vitamin B6
0.39mg
19%

Calcium
186mg
19%

Potassium
514mg
15%

Vitamin B2
0.25mg
15%

Vitamin C
12mg
15%

Magnesium
51mg
13%

Vitamin B5
1mg
12%

Vitamin B12
0.74µg
12%

Vitamin B1
0.17mg
11%

Fiber
2g
11%

Zinc
1mg
11%

Vitamin K
9µg
9%

Copper
0.17mg
9%

Iron
1mg
7%

Folate
25µg
6%

Vitamin D
0.87µg
6%

Vitamin E
0.61mg
4%

covered percent of daily need

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