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Easy 30-Minute Chicken Vegetable Soup
  • prep: 10 min
  • cook: 3 min
  • total: 13 min
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    This is an easy soup that's ready in 30 minutes, hearty, packed with flavor, and has so many healthy vegetables that add great texture along with farro. To save time, I used rotisserie chicken that I shredded but you cook and shred your own chicken or use some that you have leftover. Turkey would be great too. I used low-sodium chicken broth. Make sure to salt your soup to taste since all rotisserie chickens, chicken broth, and personal preferences for salt vary.

    Ingredients

    •  1 3/4 cups water for cooking farro
    • one 7-ounce package Alessi Organic Pearled Farro, Butternut Squash and Kale
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 cups sweet Vidalia or yellow onion, peeled and diced small (about 2 medium or 1 large onion)
    • 1 cup carrots, peeled and sliced thin (about 1 1/2 large carrots)
    • 1 cup celery, sliced thin (about 2 stalks)
    • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and finely minced
    • 64 ounces (8 cups) low-sodium chicken broth
    • 3 to 4 cups shredded cooked chicken (use about 1 whole storebought rotisserie chicken to save time; or roast or cook your own chicken in a skillet)
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
    • leaves from 4 large stalks of kale, torn into bite-sized pieces (discard the center thick rib)
    • 1 cup zucchini, diced small (from about 1 medium zucchini)
    • 3 to 4 tablespoons fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, optional (brightens up the flavor)

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    Nutritional Info
    ESHA
    • Servings Per Recipe: 14
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 35 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 3 g 5.07%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 1.63%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 3 mg 0.95%
    • Sodium: 726 mg 30.26%
    • Calcium: 3 mg 0.29%
    • Potassium: 4 mg 0.11%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 0 mg 0.36%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 1 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 0 g 0.38%
    • Sugar: 1 g
    • Protein: 1 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0.06%
    • Vitamin C 0%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq