Lemon-Chicken Vegetable Soup

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Lemon-Chicken Vegetable Soup

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Recipe Data

8
Servings
25min
Prep
45min
Total

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    Description

    Warm up with this cozy bowl of lemon-chicken vegetable soup with a broth base that helps replace salt and fluid to prevent dehydration.

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    Ingredients
    Serves 8
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    1 (1-to-1-1/4-lbs.) pkg. Hy-Vee True boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    1 tsp. Hy-Vee salt
    ½ tsp. Hy-Vee ground black pepper
    2 tbsp. Gustare Vita olive oil
    3 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
    1 c. yellow onion, chopped
    3 clove(s) garlic, minced
    2 (32-oz. each) containers Hy-Vee chicken stock
    1 c. Gustare Vita organic orzo pasta
    1 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced
    1 lemon, zested
    ¼ c. fresh lemon juice
    1 tbsp. fresh oregano, chopped
    1 (5-oz.) pkg. baby spinach, coarsely chopped
    Fresh lemon, sliced, for garnish

    Things To Grab

    • Paper towels
    • Large Dutch oven
    • Meat thermometer

    Directions

    1. Pat chicken dry with paper towels; sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Heat olive oil in Dutch oven over medium heat. Add chicken in a single layer. Cook for 12 to 16 minutes or until chicken reaches 165 degrees, turning halfway through. Transfer to a cutting board.

    2. Add carrots and onions to Dutch oven. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in the garlic; cook for 30 seconds. Pour in chicken stock. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer for 10 minutes.

    3. Shred chicken into bite-size pieces. Add chicken and pasta to stock mixture. Gently simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in zucchini, lemon zest and juice, and oregano. Simmer 5 minutes or until pasta is tender. Stir in spinach; remove from heat. Ladle soup into bowls. Garnish with lemon slices, if desired.

    Nutrition facts

    Servings

    240 Calories per serving
    1-1/2 cups

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 8g
    • Cholesterol: 40mg
    • Sodium: 830mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 27g
    • Protein: 21g

    Daily Values

    0%
    Iron 10%
    0%
    Calcium 4%
    0%
    Vitamin D 0%
    0%
    Potassium 15%