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.

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Source: Everyday Slow Cooker

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Recipe Summary

active:
25 mins
total:
4 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
8
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Sprinkle the chicken with the pepper and 1/2 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 1 1/4 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.

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  • 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.

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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 1 1/4 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 Facts

274 calories; protein 29g 58% DV; carbohydrates 28g 9% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 4g 16% DV; sugars 4g; fat 6g 9% DV; saturated fat 1g 5% DV; niacin equivalents 13.1mg 101% DV; vitamin b6 0.7mg 44% DV; sodium 619mg 25% DV; calories from fat 54kcal; percent of calories from carbs 39; percent of calories from fat 19; percent of calories from protein 41; percent of calories from sat fat 3.