Simple Chicken and Oat Groat Soup
2 1/2 cups water 1 cup uncooked oat groats
1 Tbsp olive oil 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery 3/4 cup chopped carrot
1 cup diced zucchini 2 garlic cloves, minced
4 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
2 cups chopped skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast
1 cup (1-inch) cut green beans 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
1/2 tsp salt
1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes, undrained 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
Combine 2 1/2 cups water and groats in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 45 minutes or until tender (do not overcook). Drain; wipe pan with a paper towel.
Heat oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, and carrot; sauté 8 minutes or until tender. Add zucchini and garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Add cooked groats, broth, and next 5 ingredients (through tomatoes); bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in peas and basil.
Yield: 6 servings
(Recipe retrieved from myrecipes.com)