Chicken Parmesan Soup - Crock Pot (Slow Cooker)
Calories 237 (14% from fat)
Fat 3.5 gram
Saturated Fat 1.5 gram
Trans Fat 0 gram
Cholesterol 28 mg.
Sodium 537 mg.
Carb. 40 gram
Fiber 3.8 gram
Sugar 2.3 gram
Sugar Alcohol 17 gram
Protein 16 gram
3 garlic cloves (3 tsp.), minced
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 can (14.5 ounces) tomatoes, crushed
1/2 pound raw boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3 cups low sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup white onion, chopped
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
1 Tbsp. fresh basil, chopped
2 tsp. fresh oregano, chopped
1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes
4 ounces uncooked whole wheat penne pasta
(We used Barilla Protein Plus Penne.)
6 Tbsp. Sugar free honey
(We used Honey Tree's Sugar Free Imitation Honey.)
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
Chicken Parmesan you can enjoy with a spoon. The original version of this recipe came from Yahoo Food52. It was good, but our panel thought it was missing something. Once we added the honey, it was a hit. Double this recipe in a large slow cooker and freeze the extra servings for a warm comfort meal anytime.
1. Put all the ingredients EXCEPT the pasta, honey and parsley in a slow cooker. Stir together, cover and cook on high for 3.5 hours or on low for 7 hours.
2. Take the chicken breasts out of the slow cooker and put them on a cutting board. Use two forks and coarsely shred the chicken, then put it back in the slow cooker. Now stir in the pasta. Cover and cook on HIGH for 30 minutes, or until the pasta is cooked al dente.
(Al Dente is Italian for "to the tooth." In cooking pasta it means there is still some firmness in the pasta when you bite it. You don't want the pasta to cook too much, or it ends up being mushy.)
3. Once the pasta is cooked, divide it into 6 servings. Then add 1 tablespoon sugar free honey to EACH serving and stir it in. Sprinkle 2 teaspoons of Parmesan cheese over each one and garnish with parsley.
Yield: 6 Servings
You can freeze individual portions for easy re-heating later.
Microwave the soup for approximately 1.5 to 2 minutes, keeping the container open a little to allow steam to escape. Stir when hot and enjoy.