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Vegetable Lover's Chicken Soup

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
8 ounces chicken tenders, cut into bite-size chunks
1 small zucchini, finely diced
1 large shallot, finely chopped
12 teaspoon italian seasoning
18 teaspoon salt
fresh ground black pepper, to taste
crushed red pepper flakes (a pinch or two, for that extra zing)
2 plum tomatoes, chopped
14 ounces reduced-sodium chicken broth or 14 ounces low sodium vegetable broth
14 cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons orzo pasta or 2 tablespoons other tiny pasta, such as farfelline
1 12 cups packed Baby Spinach


Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Add zucchini, shallot, Italian seasoning and salt, freshly ground black pepper, crushed red crushed red pepper flakes, and cook, stirring often, until the vegetables are slightly softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, broth, wine and orzo (or other tiny pasta); increase heat to high and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until the pasta is tender, about 8 minutes, or according to package directions. Stir in spinach, the cooked chicken and any accumulated juices from the chicken; cook, stirring, until the chicken is heated through, about 2 minutes. *Cover and refrigerate up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months. **Nutrition Information. Per serving: 261 calories; 8 g fat (1 g sat, 5 g mono); 72 mg cholesterol; 12 g carbohydrate; 31 g protein; 2 g fiber; 355 mg sodium; 483 mg potassium. ***1 Carbohydrate Serving. ****Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 3 1/2 very lean meat, 1/2 fat.

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