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
* I use College Inn light and fat free
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.