Light and luscious, this tangy spinach florentine soup with chicken from Weight Watchers The SmartPoints Cookbook , calls for just a handful of ingredients and comes together in less than 20 minutes.
It may not be the prettiest soup ever, but what it lacks in looks it makes up for in flavor.
A simple and quick soup that not only tastes good, but is also good for you with only one Weight Watchers (blue, purple) SmartPoint.
What's not to love?
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Soup?
Each serving (about 1-¼ cups) of this tasty satisfying soup has about 210 calories and:
3 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
1 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
1 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
5 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
With the Weight Watchers Freestyle Program all of the ingredients in this recipe, except the orzo, are zero points foods.
- This soup calls for chopped cooked chicken breast. I like to keep cooked chicken breast on hand, either in the fridge or freezer, for quick and easy meals. You could always substitute rotisserie chicken breast.
- You will also need ½ cup orzo, or some other small pasta shape, cooked according to package directions just until it is al dente, with a bit of chew left so it isn't mushy in your soup.
- The broth and spinach are pureed before adding the cooked chicken and orzo. Using an immersion blender makes this super quick and easy. If you don't have one you can always use your regular blender instead.
- Lemon juice is important for brightening up this soup and giving it its tang, so don't skip it.
- To increase the protein and add more creaminess, top each serving of soup with a dollop or two of fat-free Greek yogurt.
How Do I Make This Soup?
This simple soup comes together in minutes with just 3 easy steps...
Spray a large saucepan with nonstick cooking spray and place over medium heat. Add the onion and spinach and cook, stirring often, until the spinach is wilted, about 5 minutes.
Remove saucepan from the heat. Add the chicken broth and puree the mixture either right in the saucepan with an immersion (stick) blender (affiliate link) or in batches using a traditional blender .
Return the spinach mixture to the saucepan and add the pasta, chicken, lemon juice, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Cook over medium heat, stirring often until hot, about 5 minutes more.
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Weight Watchers Tangy Spinach Florentine Soup with Chicken
- ½ cup chopped onion
- 6 ounces baby spinach
- 3 cups chicken broth
- ½ cup orzo, cooked according to package directions (or other small shape pasta)
- 2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Pinch or two of ground nutmeg to taste
- Spray a large saucepan with nonstick cooking spray and place over medium heat. Add the onion and spinach and cook, stirring often, until the spinach is wilted, about 5 minutes.
- Remove saucepan from the heat. Add the chicken broth and puree the mixture either right in the saucepan with an immersion (stick) blender or in batches in a traditional blender.
- Return the spinach broth mixture to the saucepan and add the pasta, chicken, lemon juice, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Cook over medium heat, stirring often until hot, about 5 minutes more.
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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