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Orzo Chicken Soup Recipe

Orzo Chicken Soup Recipe

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. YIELD: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

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.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1-1/2 cups) equal 225 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 890 mg sodium, 26 carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 19 protein.