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For a fiber boost, we call for farro grain instead of pasta in this hearty chicken soup recipe. On busy days, try our slow cooker or pressure cooker variations.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
8
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Chicken Lentil-Farro Bowl

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  • In a large pot bring Chicken Bone Broth to boiling. Add farro and lentils. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer 25 to 30 minutes or until tender.

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  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook fennel, carrots, and leeks in hot oil over medium heat about 5 minutes or until tender. In a bowl stir together parlsey, fennel fronds (if using), and garlic.

  • Stir sauteed vegetables, chicken, salt, and pepper into pot. Cook and stir until heated through. If desired, float a lemon slice in each bowl. Top servings with parsley mixture.

Nutrition Facts (Chicken Lentil-Farro Bowl)

312 calories; total fat 7g; saturated fat 2g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 3g; cholesterol 61mg; sodium 613mg; potassium 580mg; carbohydrates 35g; fiber 6g; sugar 4g; protein 28g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 7078IU; vitamin c 12mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 8mg; vitamin b6 1mg; folate 109mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 77mg; iron 4mg.

Chicken Bone Broth

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  • If using wings, cut each wing at joints into three pieces. Place chicken pieces in a 10- to 12-quart stockpot. Add the remaining ingredients. Bring to boiling; reduce heat to low. Gently simmer, covered, 8 to 10 hours. (For a gentle simmer, you will see tiny bubbles rising to the surface. You will want to monitor cooking so it does not boil. Gently cooking helps draw out and develop the flavor the broth.)

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  • Remove chicken pieces from stock pot. Use a slotted spoon to remove as many vegetables as possible.

  • Strain broth into a large bowl through four layers of 100-percent-cotton cheesecloth placed in a colander. Discard vegetables and seasonings.

  • If using broth while hot, skim off fat. Or chill at least 6 hours; lift off fat with a spoon. If desired, cool chicken; remove meat from bones, discarding bones and skin. Place broth and chicken in separate airtight storage containers. Cover and chill up to 3 days or freeze up to 6 months.

Slow Cooker Directions

Prepare as directed, except reduce all ingredients by half. Combine all ingredients in a 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 10 to 12 hours. Continue as directed in Step 2. Makes 9 cups.Per 1 cup: 38 cal., 1 g fat (0 g sat. fat), 17 mg chol., 294 mg sodium, 2 g carb., 1 g fiber, 5 g pro.Per 1 cup: 38 calories, 5 g protein, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 1 g total sugar, 24% Vitamin A, 4% Vitamin C, 294 mg sodium, 2% calcium, 3% iron

Pressure Cooker Directions

Prepare as directed, except reduce all ingredients by half. Combine all ingredients in a 6-quart stovetop pressure cooker or electric pressure cooker. Lock lid in place. Set electric cookers on high pressure to cook for 1 1/2 hours. For stovetop cookers, bring up to pressure over medium-high heat according to manufacturer's directions; reduce heat enough to maintain steady (but not excessive) pressure according to manufacturer's directions. Cook for 1 1/2 hours. Remove from heat. For electric and stovetop models, let stand to release pressure naturally for at least 15 minutes or according to manufacturer's directions. If necessary, carefully open steam vent to release any remaining pressure. Open lid carefully. Continue as directed in Step 2. Makes 9 cups.Per 1 cup: 38 cal., 1 g fat (0 g sat. fat), 17 mg chol., 294 mg sodium, 2 g carb., 1 g fiber, 5 g pro.Per 1 cup: 38 calories, 5 g protein, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 1 g total sugar, 24% Vitamin A, 4% Vitamin C, 294 mg sodium, 2% calcium, 3% iron

Nutrition Facts (Chicken Bone Broth)

38 calories; total fat 1g; saturated fat 0g; polyunsaturated fat 0g; monounsaturated fat 0g; cholesterol 17mg; sodium 294mg; carbohydrates 2g; fiber 1g; sugar 1g; protein 5g; trans fatty acid 0g.
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