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Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup for the Slow Cooker

 
Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup for the Slow Cooker
Image © Food Fanatic
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $0.14

$0.14 per serving

34 people like this recipe

34 likes

This recipe is ready in 370 minutes

Ready in 6 hours and 10 minutes

spoonacular Score:23%

Spoonacular Score: 23%

 

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup for the Slow Cooker might be just the soup you are searching for. For 14 cents per serving, this recipe covers 1% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One serving contains 13 calories, 1g of protein, and 0g of fat. It will be a hit at your Autumn event. A couple people made this recipe, and 34 would say it hit the spot. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 6 hours and 10 minutes. Head to the store and pick up plum tomatoes, dill, parsley, and a few other things to make it today. It is a good option if you're following a dairy free diet. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 26%. This score is rather bad. Try 365 Days of Slow Cooking: for Slow Cooker Chicken and Orzo Soup, Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken Artichoke Soup, and slow cooker lemon chicken & brown rice soup for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
0.13 tsps
0.13 tsps black pepper
black pepper
2 stalks
2 stalks celery
celery
64 oz
64 oz chicken broth
chicken broth
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps dill
dill
0.25 cups
0.25 cups fresh parsley
fresh parsley
3 cloves
3 cloves garlic
garlic
5
5  green onions
green onions
1
1  lemon zest
lemon zest
1 cup
1 cup orzo pasta
orzo pasta
2
2  diced plum tomatoes
diced plum tomatoes
2
2  skinless boneless chicken breasts
skinless boneless chicken breasts
1
1  shredded zucchini squash
shredded zucchini squash
0.13 tsps black pepper
0.13 tsps
black pepper
2 stalks celery
2 stalks
celery
64 oz chicken broth
64 oz
chicken broth
3 Tbsps dill
3 Tbsps
dill
0.25 cups fresh parsley
0.25 cups
fresh parsley
3 cloves garlic
3 cloves
garlic
5  green onions
5
green onions
1  lemon zest
1
lemon zest
1 cup orzo pasta
1 cup
orzo pasta
2  diced plum tomatoes
2
diced plum tomatoes
2  skinless boneless chicken breasts
2
skinless boneless chicken breasts
1  shredded zucchini squash
1
shredded zucchini squash

Equipment

slow cooker
slow cooker
bowl
bowl
ladle
ladle
slow cooker
slow cooker
bowl
bowl
ladle
ladle


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Food Fanatic

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.14
Ingredient
2 stalks celery
64 ounces chicken broth
3 tablespoons dill
1/4 cup fresh parsley
3 cloves garlic
5 green onions
1 lemon zest
1 cup orzo pasta
2 diced plum tomatoes
2 skinless boneless chicken breasts
1 shredded zucchini squash
Price
$0.30
$5.83
$0.05
$0.59
$0.20
$0.40
$0.50
$0.32
$0.47
$2.00
$0.56
$11.22

Tips

Health Tips

  • 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!

  • 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).

  • Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!

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Price Tips

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

Cooking Tips

  • Don't have fresh herbs? Substitute dried herbs, but use about 1/3 less because dried herbs are more potent than fresh.

  • Just a head's up: tomatoes shouldn't be refrigerated! They will lose their flavor and probably get mushy too. For more on selecting and storing tomatoes and other vegetables, check out the academy.

  • An average lemon yields about one tablespoon of lemon zest. If you're using a bunch of lemons to make lemonade or something, zest them first and freeze the zest for later.

  • Rumor has it you can freeze whole lemons and grate them while still frozen whenever you want to pump up the lemon flavor in a dish. Next time you have some lemons not getting used, give it a try (and let us know how it goes).

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Green Tips

  • Since pesticide residue is most likely to be stored in the skin/rind, it might be advisable to buy organic lemons if you're using them for zest.

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

  • 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.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
12 Calories
1g Protein
0.17g Total Fat
1g Carbs
1% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
12
1%

Fat
0.17g
0%

  Saturated Fat
0.03g
0%

Carbohydrates
1g
1%

  Sugar
0.19g
0%

Cholesterol
1mg
1%

Sodium
87mg
4%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
1g
2%

Vitamin K
5µg
5%

Vitamin C
2mg
3%

Selenium
2µg
3%

Vitamin B3
0.47mg
2%

Manganese
0.04mg
2%

Vitamin B6
0.03mg
2%

Phosphorus
14mg
1%

Potassium
49mg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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