Chicken Orzo Soup

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I am officially sick. It has been over half a decade since the last time I was feeling this way. Even my husband has never seen me sick. 

I'm a mom, we don't have the opportunity to get sick. 
Somehow though I sat down and got a cold.

I'm hoping this soup will help. Plus who doesn't love a bowl of hot chicken soup on a cold winter night?

Nothing too fancy, just your classic chicken soup turned up with orzo rather than plain old rice. 

2 (48 ounce) cans chicken broth
1/2 large onion, chopped
3 stalks of celery, chopped
4 large carrots, chopped
1 whole chicken
1-2 cups orzo
1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper

Pour broth into a large pot and start to heat on high. Meanwhile, chop all veggies and add to the pot. Rinse chicken and pat dry with a paper towel. Season with salt and pepper. Add chicken to the pot making sure the broth covers all of the chicken. If it does not, add a little water or extra broth. 

Cook on high until soup begins to boil. Simmer on medium-high until chicken is fully cooked. About 40 minutes. 

Once chicken is cooked remove and place on a plate to cool. Once chicken is cool shred with a fork. Add shredded chicken back to soup and bring back to a boil. 

Once soup is boiling add orzo. Simmer for about 7 minutes until orzo is cooked. 

Season with salt, pepper, and a little Parmesan cheese. 



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