–3 chicken tenderloins or breast strips
–chicken broth (3 cups, non-fat, low sodium)
–penne pasta (1 cup, dry)
–thyme (fresh if possible)
–carrots (3, fresh)
–broccoli (one head, fresh)
1 – In a slow cooker, place chicken, chicken broth, one-half chopped onion, and 3 peeled and sliced carrots (one-fourth inch each piece). Season with salt, pepper, olive oil, and thyme. Cook in a slow cooker on low for 7 hours. After 7 hours, remove the chicken to a plate, and then shred; replace in cooker. Then add pasta for 30 minutes. Soup should be cooked at 7 and one-half hours. When finished, place setting on “warm” until ready for your dinner.
2 – Separate a head of broccoli, cutting off the stalk, but leaving some stem with the florets. Season with salt, pepper, and olive oil. Cook on high in the microwave for 4 minutes.
3 – Serve the dinner hot.