Slow-Cooker Lemony Chicken Noodle Soup

Slow-Cooker Lemony Chicken Noodle Soup

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From: Everyday Slow Cooker

This is a classic chicken noodle soup with bright lemony flavor. Because the noodles are whole-wheat, they have added pleasant chewiness-not to mention more fiber and nutrients-than the regular variety. Pair this delicious soup with crusty bread and red wine.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds bone-in, skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1¾ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 8 cups unsalted chicken stock
  • 1½ cups chopped yellow onions (from 1 onion)
  • 1 cup diagonally sliced carrots (from 1 to 2 carrots)
  • 1 cup diagonally sliced celery (from 2 celery stalks)
  • 1½ teaspoons minced garlic (from 2 garlic cloves)
  • 3 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 8 ounces uncooked whole-wheat egg noodles
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest plus ⅓ cup fresh juice (from 2 lemons)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Preparation

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  1. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Sprinkle the chicken with the pepper and ½ teaspoon of the salt. Add the chicken to the skillet; cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a 6-quart slow cooker. Stir the stock, onions, carrots, celery, garlic, thyme sprigs and remaining 1¼ teaspoons salt into the slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW until the vegetables are tender, about 3 hours and 30 minutes. Add the noodles; cover and cook on LOW until the noodles are al dente and the chicken is done, 30 minutes to 1 hour. Discard the thyme sprigs.
  2. Remove the chicken from the slow cooker; cool slightly. Remove and discard the bones from the chicken. Shred the chicken using 2 forks. Return the shredded chicken to the slow cooker; stir in the lemon zest, juice and parsley. Ladle the soup into bowls and serve hot.
  • Multicooker Directions: In Step 1, transfer the browned chicken to the inner pot of a 6-quart multicooker. Stir the stock, onions, carrots, celery, garlic, thyme sprigs and remaining 1¼ teaspoons salt into the pot. Lock the lid; turn Pressure Valve to “Venting.” Cook on SLOW COOK [Normal] until the vegetables are tender, about 4 hours. Add the noodles to the pot; stir. Re-lock the lid; ensure that the Pressure Valve is turned to “Venting.” Cook on SLOW COOK [Normal] until the noodles are al dente and the chicken is done, 30 minutes to 1 hour. Discard the thyme sprigs. Debone and shred the chicken as in Step 2, and return to the pot; stir in the lemon zest, juice and parsley. Ladle the soup into bowls and serve hot.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: serving size: 1½ cups
  • Per serving: 274 calories; 6 g fat(1 g sat); 4 g fiber; 28 g carbohydrates; 29 g protein; 4 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 619 mg sodium;
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2

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