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Chicken Orzo Soup

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  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 4
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When you're short on time to make a family meal, try out this simple Chicken Orzo Soup recipe. Boneless chicken breasts combine with orzo pasta and fresh vegetables for a light and flavorful meal that's ready in just 30 minutes. Everyone will be begging for seconds of this Chicken Orzo Soup!
By Deborah Harroun
Updated Dec 5, 2022

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
Make With
Make With
Progresso Broth

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    If you'd prefer a more brothy chicken and orzo soup, just add more chicken broth or water.
  • tip 2
    As the soup sits and the orzo absorbs more broth, the soup will get thicker, so it’s best to serve immediately. When reheating any soup leftovers, add more liquid.
  • tip 3
    Add a little brightness to this Chicken Orzo Soup by stirring in 1 tablespoon of lemon juice along with the salt and pepper.

Nutrition

330 Calories, 8g Total Fat, 32g Protein, 33g Total Carbohydrate, 4g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
Calories from Fat
70
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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