Healthy Chicken Soup

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While chicken might not be able to cure a cold or the flu, there are plenty of reasons why it’s the ultimate comfort food when you’re feeling under the weather. The steam from a hot bowl of soup can help clear a stuffy nose, the broth will help keep you hydrated, and the chicken and vegetables are nourishing. Enjoy this simple, hearty version of chicken soup, ready in under an hour.

Yield: 4 servings

Recipe Ingredients
2 organic skinless boneless chicken breast halves
6 cups canned chicken broth (low-sodium optional)
1 bunch Swiss chard, chopped (4 cups packed)
1 small onion, chopped
3/4 cup orzo 1 large carrot, chopped
2 teaspoons tomato paste
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Recipe Preparation
1. In a large pot, combine the chicken, broth, carrot, onion, and tomato paste. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.
2. Remove the chicken from the pot and let cool. Bring the soup back to a boil and add the salt, pepper, chard, and orzo. Reduce to medium-low heat and cook for 10 minutes.
3. Shred the chicken and return to the pot. Serve immediately.

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