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Orzo Chicken Soup Recipe
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Orzo Chicken Soup Recipe

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For a different twist on noodle soup, Betty Rench adds orzo, small rice-like grains of pasta. "It cooks up nicely with tender chunks of chicken," she writes from Eaton, Indiana.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 1/2 cup sliced carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cup: 225 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 890mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein .

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Add 1 can broth, carrot and celery; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the chicken, orzo, pepper and remaining broth; return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until orzo and vegetables are tender. Sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Orzo Chicken Soup in Light & Tasty December/January 2004, p10


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sjeffer120 130790
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2012

"Loved it, light and tasty, and fast and easy, what else is there!"

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oceangirl91 90379
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2012

"Wonderful recipe, definitely a keeper."

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lssrls 134323
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2008

"This is very good"

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elbay 66446
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2008

"This is great when you want homemade chicken soup, but you don't have a lot of time. It's very good! I always add some garlic powder and white pepper to the recipe. Occasionally, I add other herbs, such as thyme or sage."

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