Sunday Slow Cooker: Lemon Chicken Artichoke Soup

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326 CALORIES 35g CARBS 3g FAT 32g PROTEIN
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For awhile now I have had my eye on a delicious Lemon Chicken Artichoke soup from Whole Foods, but at around $5 per serving, it’s not the most economical choice. So after purchasing it a few times for official taste testing, I was finally able to develop an at home version I like just as much that’s made in the slow cooker. The secret in this recipe in my opinion, is letting the rice cook with everything else until it gets nice and thick and adds the creamy element to the soup. (Note: If you don’t like rice with that texture, make it separately and add it to the soup at the end.) Then adding lots of lemon juice to brighten everything up. It freezes great so make up a big batch and save some for later.

The Recipe

Sunday Slow Cooker: Lemon Chicken Artichoke Soup

PREP TIME: 10 Min
COOK TIME: 8 Hours
TOTAL TIME: 8 Hours, 10 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 1.5 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 14 oz. canned artichoke hearts, packed in water, drained (frozen works as well)
  • 1 U onion, diced
  • 2 U carrots, diced
  • 2 U celery ribs, diced
  • 3 U garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 U bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 cup long grain rice (not quick cooking)
  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped

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Instructions

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1

Add everything to the slow cooker except the lemon juice and parsley. Cook on low for 8 hours. Remove chicken and chop or shred and then add back to slow cooker.

2

Before serving, season with salt and pepper. Stir in the lemon juice and parsley.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1.5 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 326
Calories from Fat 25
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
4%
Saturated Fat 0g
2%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 56mg
18%
Sodium 465mg
20%
Total Carbohydrate 35g
12%
Dietary Fiber 3g
14%
Sugars 3g
Protein 32g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
4 Comments
On Sunday Slow Cooker: Lemon Chicken Artichoke Soup
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CJ
July 10, 2018 - 07:15
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I made this soup last week and it was so yummy and filling!
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November 13, 2016 - 13:10
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Thank you, thank you, thank you for this yummy, comforting recipe. I prepared it with no changes to the recipe, except I used wild rice which I cooked before I added it to the soup.
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April 6, 2016 - 13:53
I am wondering if you are using the nutritional info to calculate the points as opposed to the recipe calculator. The recipe calculator is supposed to be the most accurate way to calculate SmartPoints since it counts fruits and vegetables as 0, according to the plan. When you use nutritional info, it inherently includes these ingredients since they have their own calories, carbs, etc. which usually results in higher points.
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December 14, 2015 - 10:22
Thanks for sharing and so glad to hear you enjoyed it. I love these ideas for making the recipe easier.
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