My first recipe for 2023 -- chicken vegetable soup -- is made with frozen mixed vegetables, because who wants to chop vegetables on January 1st?
You have several options with this easy peasy soup: if you omit the pasta you can reduce the WW Points from 3 to a measly 1. If you're a vegetarian you can leave out the chicken and add beans, potatoes or another winter vegetable. However you choose to make this soup your own, you will enjoy every delicious, veggie-laden mouthful.
Wishing everyone a very Happy and Healthy New Year!
1 lb. chicken breast
1 tsp. olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
8 cups chicken stock
1 (15-oz.) can diced tomatoes
24 oz. frozen mixed vegetables
4 oz. ditalini (or other small) pasta
1 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese
2 tsp. lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Press sauté function on Instant Pot and drizzle pot with olive oil. Cook onions until translucent. Stir in garlic and cook for about 30 seconds.
Add chicken, diced tomatoes and chicken stock and season with salt and pepper. Set Instant Pot to pressure and cook on high for 7 minutes. When 7 minutes are up, release pressure manually.
Open lid and remove chicken with tongs. Shred or finely chop chicken and set aside. Set Instant Pot to sauté function. Add pasta and frozen vegetables and cook until noodles are completely cooked; add chicken back to the pot along with the lemon juice and Parmesan cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve.