Quick Chicken Minestrone

Quick Chicken Minestrone
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  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1 cup diagonally sliced carrot
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 2 tsp. unsalted tomato paste
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 5 oz. uncooked orzo
  • 1 cup diagonally sliced sugar snap peas
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh tomato
  • 6 oz. skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast, shredded (about 1 1/2 cups)

Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and carrot; saute 4 minutes. Add garlic and tomato paste; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add stock 1 cup water, and salt; bring to a boil. Add orzo to pan cook 5 minutes. Add snap peas, tomato, and chicken to pan; cook 3 minutes or until pasta is done. Serves 4

Nutrition: 281 calories, 5g fat, 17g protein, 38 carbohydrates, 4g fiber, 25mg cholesterol, 250mg sodium

Tracker: 1 1/2 oz.-eq protein, 2 oz.-eq. grain, 1 1/2 cup vegetables

This recipe taken from Healthy Happy Cooking, available now in our online store: www.firstplaceforhealth.com/shop