Soups

Slow Cooker Chicken and Pesto Soup

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6
2 (14 oz) cans chicken broth (or 3 cups water + bouillon)
1 shredded carrot
2 ribs of celery, finely diced
1 Tbsp dried onion
1 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 medium eggplant, shredded (or you can use 1/2 of a zucchini)
3 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (frozen is fine)
1/2 cup pearl barley or 1/2 cup long grain brown rice
1 1/2 cups milk, room temperature (cream or even half and half would be awesome)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup pesto
1. Add broth, carrot, celery, onion. oregano, garlic and eggplant to slow cooker. Stir. Add in chicken. 2. Cover and cook on LOW for about 4-6 hours until chicken is cooked and the rice/barley is chewy...
See the full directions on my site
Nutritions

Calories
319

Sodium
1406mg
58% DV

Fat
11g
17% DV

Protein
22g
45% DV

Carbs
25g
8% DV

Fiber
4g
16% DV

Stewed Okra and Tomatoes is a classic Southern dish! Flavored with bacon, onion, garlic and cider vinegar, you know these vegetables are bound to be good. Serve garden fresh okra and tomatoes during the summer months, or use canned and frozen ingredients in the off-season. Paired with a side of cornbread, this is a simple and affordable dish to enjoy year-round!

3 slices thick cut bacon
1 small Vidalia onion
2 cloves garlic
2 15.5 oz cans diced tomatoes
1 T sugar
2 t fresh thyme leaves
1 dried bay leaf
1/2 t apple cider vinegar
1/2 t Worcestershire sauce
2 c fresh or frozen okra
salt and pepper ( to taste )
6
  • In a large skillet or Dutch oven, cook bacon until the bacon is starting to get crispy and the fat is rendered, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the onion and garlic; saute for 5 more...
    See the full directions on my site
Nutritions

Calories
1105

Sodium
1147mg
47% DV

Fat
114g
176% DV

Protein
1g
3% DV

Carbs
4g
1% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV