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Healthified Better-Than-Grandma's Chicken and Noodles

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71% less total fat • 36% less sodium than the original recipe. Whip up a dose of nostalgia the healthy way with a few easy ingredient swaps.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 20 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

3
medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
2
medium parsnips, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1
cup pearl onions* or frozen small whole onions
2
stalks celery, cut into 1-inch pieces
3
whole chicken legs (drumsticks and thighs) (about 3 pounds), skin removed
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1/2
teaspoon dried sage, crushed
2
cloves garlic, minced
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground black pepper
3 1/2
cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/4
cup dry sherry or reduced-sodium chicken broth
1
package (12 oz) frozen egg noodles
1
package (9 oz) frozen baby sweet peas
4
or 5 fresh sage leaves (optional)

Directions

  • 1 In a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, place carrots, parsnips, onions, and celery. Top with chicken; sprinkle with thyme, sage, garlic, salt, and pepper. Pour chicken broth and sherry over chicken.
  • 2 Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 7 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 hours. Stir in noodles. If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Cover; cook for 1 to 1 1/2 hours more or until noodles are tender.
  • 3 Remove chicken. When cool enough to handle, coarsely shred chicken and stir into mixture in slow cooker. Prepare peas according to package directions. Stir in cooked peas. If desired, garnish with fresh sage leaves.
  • 4 *Test Kitchen Tip: If using fresh onions, cook in enough boiling water to cover for 30 to 60 seconds; drain and rinse with cold water. Cut off root ends and slip off peels.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 120
  • Fat Reduced By 12g
  • Sodium Reduced By 280mg
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/4 cups
Calories
310
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
125mg
125%;
Sodium
490mg
490%;
Total Carbohydrate
36g
36%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
27g
27%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Before After
3 whole chicken legs (drumsticks and thigh) (about 3 pounds) 3 whole chicken legs (drumsticks and thighs) (about 3 pounds), skin removed
1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 cups chicken broth 3 1/2 cups Progresso® reduced-sodium chicken broth
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
430 (before)
310 (after)
Saturated Fat
 
 
4 1/2 g (before)
1 1/2 g (after)
Sodium
 
 
770 mg (before)
490 mg (after)
Total Fat
 
 
17 g (before)
5 g (after)

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We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 12/09/2013. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/4 cups
Calories
310
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
125mg
125%;
Sodium
490mg
490%;
Total Carbohydrate
36g
36%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
27g
27%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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