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Turkey Orzo with Dried Cherries and Feta Cheese

Makes: 8 servings
Prep 15 mins Slow Cook 2 hrs  (low)
Turkey Orzo with Dried Cherries and Feta Cheese
Ingredients
  •  Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 3/4  cups  whole wheat orzo
  • 1 1/2  pounds  turkey breast, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 3/4  cups  reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/4  cups  red onion, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1/2  cup  dried cherries
  • 2  tablespoons  lemon juice
  • 3  cloves  garlic, minced
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground black pepper
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 6  cups  lightly packed baby spinach
  • 1/2  cup  feta cheese (2 ounces)
  • 1/4  cup  chopped almonds
  • 1  tablespoon  snipped fresh parsley
Directions

1. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium heat. Add orzo; cook and stir for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden.

2. Coat a 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker combine orzo, turkey, broth, onion, cherries, lemon juice, garlic, pepper, and salt.

3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 2 hours.

4. Serve mixture on top of spinach. Sprinkle with cheese, almonds, and parsley.

Nutrition Facts (Turkey Orzo with Dried Cherries and Feta Cheese)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 334,
  • Fat, total (g) 5,
  • chol. (mg) 61,
  • sat. fat (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 41,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 3,
  • sugar (g) 10,
  • pro. (g) 30,
  • vit. A (IU) 2770,
  • vit. C (mg) 17,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 9,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1,
  • Folate (g) 105,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 451,
  • Potassium (mg) 397,
  • calcium (mg) 121,
  • iron (mg) 4,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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