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Chicken Orzo Soup

Chicken Orzo Soup
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 4

When you're short on time, our easy-to-make flavorful soup combines boneless chicken breasts with orzo and fresh vegetables for a light and fresh meal in just 30 minutes. ...MORE+ LESS-

Deborah Harroun Deborah Harroun
October 31, 2012

Ingredients

1
carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth (4 cups)
1
lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
1
tablespoon olive oil
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1/2
cup sliced carrots
1/2
cup chopped celery
3/4
cup uncooked orzo or rosamarina pasta (4 1/2 oz)
2
cups water
1/4
cup chopped fresh parsley
Salt and pepper to taste

Steps

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  • 1
    In 3-quart saucepan, heat broth and chicken to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered about 10 minutes until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F). Remove chicken to cutting board. Skim fat from broth, if necessary.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion, carrots and celery in oil, stirring occasionally, until tender.
  • 3
    Add cooked vegetables, pasta and water to saucepan with broth. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 8 to 10 minutes or until pasta is tender.
  • 4
    Cut chicken into bite-size pieces. Add chicken and parsley to soup; heat until hot. Season with salt and pepper.

Expert Tips

  • This soup does not have a lot of broth; more chicken broth or water can be added, if desired.
  • The soup will get thicker as it sits and as the orzo absorbs more of the broth, so it’s best to serve immediately. If reheating leftovers, add more liquid.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
8%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
910mg
38%
Potassium
390mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
33g
11%
Dietary Fiber
2g
11%
Sugars
4g
Protein
32g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%
60%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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