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Slow-Cooker Chicken and Pasta Soup

Posted by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 11:38 PM
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Ingredients

  • 4 carrots, quartered lengthwise and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 long strips lemon zest
  • 4 sprigs fresh dill, plus 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (1 1/2 to 2 pounds)
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup small pasta, such as pastina
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/2 bunch fresh spinach, stemmed
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 4 ounces feta cheese
  • Lemon wedges and crusty bread, for serving (optional)

Directions

Combine the carrots, lemon zest, dill sprigs, olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a 5-to-6-quart slow cooker. Season the chicken with salt and add to the cooker. Add the broth and 4 cups water, cover and cook on low, about 8 hours.

About 20 minutes before serving, add the pasta to the slow cooker, cover and cook until tender, about 15 minutes.

Stir the chopped dill, peas and spinach into the soup and cover until the spinach wilts, about 2 minutes. Stir to break up the chicken and season with salt and pepper. Ladle into bowls and crumble the feta on top. Serve with lemon and bread, if desired.

by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 11:38 PM
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Replies (1-4):
kaybear123
by Kayla on Aug. 1, 2013 at 12:55 PM

yum

1plustwinsmommy
by Member on Aug. 1, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Minus the lemon this sounds like something I make. 

sweetheart4171
by Peggy on Aug. 1, 2013 at 3:10 PM

this sounds really good!

lalasmama2007
by on Aug. 1, 2013 at 3:22 PM

Sounds good!

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