This excellent chicken soup--packed with hearty, nutritious ingredients--is easy to make and may become your new standby. It makes enough to freeze a portion for easy lunches or when you need to deliver food to someone in a pinch.

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Source: Everyday Slow Cooker

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Recipe Summary

active:
20 mins
total:
3 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
8
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Trim the excess fat from the chicken breasts; sprinkle the chicken with the pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add the chicken to the skillet, and cook until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker.

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  • Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in the skillet over medium-high; add the hominy, onions, garlic and coriander. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions begin to brown, about 4 minutes. Add 1/4 cup of the stock to the skillet, and cook 1 minute, stirring and scraping to loosen the browned bits from the bottom of the skillet. Transfer the mixture to the slow cooker.

  • Stir the zucchini, diced tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes and remaining 3 cups stock into the slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW until the chicken is done and the vegetables are tender, about 3 hours.

  • Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and let cool. When the chicken is cool enough to handle (about 20 minutes), remove and discard the bones. Cut or shred the chicken into bite-sized pieces; stir the chicken and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt into the soup. Ladle the soup into bowls. Garnish with the cilantro and serve with the lime wedges, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

304 calories; protein 31g 62% DV; carbohydrates 26g 8% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 5g 20% DV; sugars 8g; fat 8g 12% DV; saturated fat 1g 5% DV; niacin equivalents 17.9mg 138% DV; vitamin b6 0.9mg 57% DV; sodium 738mg 30% DV; calories from fat 72kcal; percent of calories from carbs 34; percent of calories from fat 24; percent of calories from protein 41; percent of calories from sat fat 3.