Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Chicken Orzo Soup

The weather is getting cooler and while I'll definitely miss the summer, I will also enjoy the fact that it's also soup season! Plus I've been saving all the bones from all those summer bbq's in my freezer and have lots of stock on hand for some great soups.

This is a simple and easy classic, but instead of using noodle, I used orzo. I love the fun shape and texture of orzo, it's like fat rice!

Ingredients:
- Chicken (I used chicken breast)
- Onions
- Celery
- Carrots
- Potatoes
- Orzo
- Chicken stock (recipe can be found here)
- Salt & Pepper

Directions:
- Dice the onions, peel and chop the carrots, and chop the celery. Set everything aside.
- Heat a heavy bottomed pot and add a bit of oil. Add the onions with a sprinkling of salt and saute them until they're soft.
- Add the carrots and celery and cook until they've softened as well.
- Add chicken stock to the pot and bring it to a boil.
- Add the potatoes and orzo and chicken.
- When the chicken is cooked through, pull it out, let it cool, shred it, and put it back in.
- Salt and pepper the soup to taste and let it warm you up on a chilly night.

8 comments:

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

Chicken soup for the soul. So delicious with orzo!

MaryBeth said...

YUMM-O...this looks so heart warming and comforting...

That Girl said...

It is definitely soup weather! I had butternut squash soup for dinner last night, and roasted red pepper/tomato for lunch today!

Joanne said...

Orzo is a lot of fun. It makes me feel like I'm a little kid again for some reason. Perfect soup for fall!

Sophie said...

MMMMMM,...It is like a meal on its own!!!

Yummie all the way!

Tracy @ Sugarcrafter said...

Mmm, this looks so comforting and delicious. This cold weather is definitely putting me in the mood for soup!!

Jessica Lee Binder said...

Nothing beats fighting the cold weather like chicken soup! I keep all the bones in the freezer too!

petite nyonya said...

Oh, I could use a bowl of this soup! Looks so delicious & I love soups!