Orzo Chicken Soup

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 45 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 25, 2022
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.


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

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