Toasted Orzo Chicken Soup Recipe

Toasted Orzo Chicken Soup is a comforting and flavorful dish that combines tender chicken, toasted orzo pasta, and a rich broth. The orzo is first toasted to bring out its nutty flavor, then simmered with chicken, vegetables, and herbs to create a hearty and satisfying soup. This soup is perfect for chilly days or when you're feeling under the weather. Serve it with crusty bread for a complete meal.

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Ingredients for Toasted Orzo Chicken Soup Recipe

  • 1/4 cup Orzo Pasta
  • 1/2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/4 pound Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts, Diced
  • 1/4 Onion, Chopped
  • 1/2 Carrots, Chopped
  • 1/2 Celery Stalks, Chopped
  • 1.50 cup Chicken Broth
  • As required Salt And Pepper To Taste
  • as needed Fresh Herbs For Garnish

Directions: Toasted Orzo Chicken Soup Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add orzo pasta and cook until golden brown, stirring frequently.
  • STEP 2.Remove the orzo from the pot and set aside. In the same pot, add diced chicken and cook until browned.
  • STEP 3.Add chopped onions, carrots, and celery to the pot and sauté until vegetables are tender.
  • STEP 4.Pour in chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • STEP 5.Add the toasted orzo back into the pot and cook for an additional 10 minutes, or until orzo is tender.
  • STEP 6.Season with salt, pepper, and any additional herbs or spices of your choice.
  • STEP 7.Serve the toasted orzo chicken soup hot, garnished with fresh herbs if desired.

Cooking Tips

  • Toasting the orzo before cooking adds a nutty flavor to the soup.
  • You can use pre-cooked chicken or rotisserie chicken for a quicker version of this soup.
  • Feel free to add other vegetables like peas or spinach for extra nutrition and flavor.

Storage and Serving

  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat the soup on the stovetop or in the microwave until heated through.
  • Serve the soup with crusty bread or a side salad for a complete meal.
Nutrition
value
854
calories per serving
50 g Fat74 g Protein41 g Carbs5 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    50g
  • Protein
    74g
  • Carbs
    41g
  • Fiber
    5g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    41g
  • Protein
    74g
  • Fiber
    5g

Fats

  • Fat
    50g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    132mg
  • Iron
    5mg
  • Vitamin A
    853mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    23mg
  • Vitamin B6
    2mg
  • Vitamin B9
    93mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    49mg
  • Vitamin E
    3mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    126mg
  • Manganese
    1mg
  • Phosphorus
    751mg
  • Selenium
    66mcg
  • Zinc
    5mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp