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October 6, 2014

Quick Chicken Orzo Soup

Delicious, thick, filling and warming Quick Chicken Orzo Soup ~ comfort food in a flash !

Instead of using the usual thin noodles, I used Orzo in this quick Chicken and Orzo Soup which turned out delicious and much more comforting than noodles.

As I have mentioned before, I do not like spending a lot of time in the kitchen when I am cold. I much rather prefer a good bowl of quick homemade soup and curl up with my E-Reader.

Delicious, thick, filling and warming Quick Chicken Orzo Soup ~ comfort food in a flash !

This recipe is extremely quick to make which makes it perfect for a busy weeknight and served with some fresh crusty dinner rolls - or a gooey grilled cheese! - you will have dinner ready in no time at all.

You can also decide exactly how thin or thick the Chicken and Orzo Soup should be. I sometimes prefer a little thinner, but on the colder nights, I like a nice thick soup. Adjust the addition of Cornflour according to your preference, or you might not want to add it at all, which is also just fine.

This recipe is so easy to double or even triple and it would not take any longer to cook.


Quick Chicken Orzo Soup



6 - 8 Servings

INGREDIENTS:

1 TB Olive Oil
1/2 cup Onion, chopped
1/2 cup Celery, chopped
1/2 cup Carrots, peeled and grated
Salt and Black Pepper, to taste
4 cups Chicken Broth/Stock
1 cup Orzo
2 1/2 cups Cooked Chicken, shredded
2 TB Italian Flatleaf Fresh Parsley, chopped

1 TB Cornflour {Cornstarch}, optional
2 - 3 TB Water, optional

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Heat the Olive Oil in a large saucepan - saute the Onion, Celery and Carrots until almost tender - season to taste with Salt and Pepper {not too much - the Broth/Stock will be salty as well}
2.) Add the Chicken Broth/Stock and the Orzo - bring to the boil and cook 10 minutes or until the Orzo is done.
3.) Add the Chicken and cook through for a few minutes - stir in the Parsley.
4.) Optional: If the soup is not thick enough to your preference, mix the Cornflour and Water - add to the soup, when adding the Chicken - once thickened and cooked through, stir in the parsley.

Serve with your choice of fresh bread, croutons or grilled cheese sandwiches.

Delicious, thick, filling and warming Quick Chicken Orzo Soup ~ comfort food in a flash !

28 comments:

  1. I'm always on the lookout for a chicken soup recipe, since that's the only thing my kids will eat when they get sick. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Love this recipe! It looks healthy, easy, "quick" and kid-friendly! Pinned and tweeted!

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  3. I love using orzo in noodle soups! Pasta taste without the mess of those long spaghetti noodles. This looks delicious :)

    ~Meaghan from DIYfaerie

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  4. This looks absolutely delicious and like something I could actually make! Pinning! :)

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  5. I know that Orzo cooks like pasta but strangely I have never tried it before. I want to try it soon. They look good in this chicken soup. BTW, thanks for visiting my site!

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  6. Very nice Linda! Thank you for the recipe. I'm going to pin it. :D

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  7. This looks fabulous! And so easy! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I need to file this away for next autumn yum.

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  9. Looks delicious Linda! Pinning for when I want chicken soup. I am sure it will be soon with cooler weather showing up. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Perfect recipe for the season!! Pinned.

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  11. Would love some pin it or share buttons for easy share. This looks great!!

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    1. Kelly, the share buttons are above the post and a floating set on the left - thanks for stopping by ! {replying here as your e-mail is not attached to your comment}

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  12. Cool idea to use orzo! It looks way quicker than using rice (my husband prefers rice to traditional noodles!).

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  13. This sounds so good - packed with all the good stuff :) And orzo is a perfect addition!!

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  14. Yum! This looks great! Can't wait to try it!

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  15. Your Chicken Soup looks so comforting! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Hope to see you again real soon,
    Miz Helen

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  16. Great soup Linda, it looks delicious. Stopping by from Snickerdoodle Sunday.
    Blessings,
    Shari

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  17. Chicken soup is a fav here and with fall fast approaching this will be delish to warm you up! Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle!

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  18. This really does look delicious! I am sure I have a packet of orzo lurking in the cupboard...

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  19. I like orzo better than other pasta. This looks yummy! Pinning :)

    Thanks so much for linking up at Teach Me Tuesday party last week. I look forward to seeing what you link up again this week. Hope you'll be there!

    Have an awesome week :)

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  20. LOVE chicken orzo and the fact that it's a quick soup? YES PLEASE! Thanks so much for sharing - can't wait to check out more of your fantastic recipes! www.barefootbysea.blogspot.com

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  21. We're big fans of orzo and I like this idea rather than rice or noodles. I do prefer a thick soup--makes me feel fuller I think. Thanks for linking, Linda. Have a great week!

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  22. I swear this post was just asking for me to read it! I just got done telling my hubby a few hrs ago that I wanted to make homemade chicken soup. Fall + Homemade Soups = Heaven! Thanks for linking up at Totally Terrific Tuesday. Make sure you come back Monday night at 10pm to link up any new posts!! http://www.liverandomlysimple.com

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  23. I love orzo soups. This one looks and sounds perfect for the winter and head cold season. Thank you for sharing!

    Pinned. :)

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  24. Thank you for sharing your wonderful blog post with us at the #PureBlogLove recipe and DIY craft Link Party. I enjoyed dropping by and checking your blog post out and look forward to seeing you next week on Thursday at 8pm est- Sunday at midnight! Thanks again!
    XoXo
    Heidy L. McCallum

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  25. I love orzo with tomatoes and zucchini! It's a great side dish. But this soup looks amazing as well!

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  26. My family loves chicken soup. This variation looks like a yummy change to noodles. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I am definitely pinning.

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  27. Seriously, I love soups and chicken soups always seem to be so underrated. I don;t know why as I think they are delicious. This looks yuuummmmmm.

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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