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Chicken Noodle Soup

This classic Chicken Noodle Soup features a flavorful seasoned broth and tasty Isreali coucous!

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 medium celery ribs, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 8 cups fat free reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon Better Than Bouillon Roasted Chicken Base, or another bouillon paste, powder, or a cube
  • 20 oz uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup uncooked whole wheat pearl couscous, also called Isreali couscous, you could alternatively use another small pasta such as orzo or ditalini (use wheat pasta if following the myWW Purple plan)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a dutch oven or soup pot to medium heat. Add the onions, carrots, and celery and stir to coat. Cook for 3-5 minutes until the onions are softened. Add the garlic and ginger and stir. Cook for another 30 seconds to a minute until fragrant. Add the broth and stir in the bouillon. Add the chicken breasts, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper and increase the heat to bring the contents to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and simmer, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes until the chicken breasts are cooked through.
  • Remove the chicken breasts to a cutting board and add the couscous to the simmering pot. Simmer the contents for another 10 minutes. While the couscous is cooking, shred the chicken breasts using two forks or your preferred method.
  • When the couscous is cooked, add the chicken back to the pot and add the lemon juice. Taste and add additional salt or pepper if desired, and parsley as an optional garnish. Serve hot.

Notes

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Nutrition Information per (1 1/3 cups) serving:
280 calories, 29 g carbs, 5 g sugars, 5 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 29 g protein, 5 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)
MyWW SmartPoints per (1 1/3 cups) serving:(SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Green: 5 SmartPoints/ Blue: 3 SmartPoints/ Purple: 1 SmartPoints (if using wheat pasta/couscous...if not, use blue points)
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
7 per (1 1/3 cups) serving (PP calculated using a Weight Watchers brand PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition information below)
Adapted using recipes from Ambitious Kitchen and Soup Addict