Sunday 161120

As many rounds as possible in 12 minutes of:
50 Double unders
15 KB deadlift
100′ KB farmers carry
100′ KB overhead carry

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It's crock pot season!

It’s crock pot season!

One Pot Chicken and Bacon Orzo Soup – you can see the full recipe here

Ingredients

  • 5 slices bacon
  • 2 cups yellow onion, diced (approximately 1 large onion)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup celery, diced (approximately 3 ribs)
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 6 cups chicken stock, preferably homemade
  • 1/2 cup orzo
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper or to taste
  • chopped fresh parsley to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large dutch oven or heavy bottom saucepan, render the fat from the bacon over low heat. Once there’s a nice layer of fat on the bottom of the pan, turn the heat up slightly and cook the bacon until crisp. Place the bacon on a plate lined with paper towels to drain. Discard all but 2-3 tablespoons of the fat from the pan.
  2. Add the onions, garlic, celery, and carrots to the pan with a pinch of salt. Cook the vegetables on medium heat for several minutes, stirring periodically, until they have caramelized a bit (Note: the more you caramelize them, the more flavorful the finished soup will be).
  3. Lay the chicken breasts on top of the vegetables and cover with the chicken stock. Bring the the liquid to a boil, cover and reduce the heat to low. Allow the soup to simmer for 20 minutes. Remove the chicken and place on a cutting board. Once it has cooled slightly, use 2 forks to shred the meat. Set aside.
  4. Bring the soup back to a boil and add the orzo. Cook for 8 minutes, uncovered, until the orzo is al dente.
  5. Add the chicken back to the soup and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Dice the reserved bacon. Garnish each bowl of soup with fresh parsley and diced bacon before serving.

MACRONUTRIENTS
Nutrition per 1.7 cup serving:
263 calories

8.2 g fat
16.8 g carbs
28.2 g protein

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Comments

  1. Linda Kiker :

    OK. That’s looking pretty yummy! Making it.

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