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Creamy, gooey and delicious… this comfort chicken tortellini stew is so rich and flavorful! A homemade stew with chicken, pasta and vegetables...

Chicken Orzo Soup Recipe

Chicken orzo soup, a quick and easy lunch soup!

Course Soup
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 3 to 4
Calories per serving 213 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water (960 ml)
  • 1 large fresh chicken breast
  • 3 medium garlic cloves chopped
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3,5 oz Greek pasta (orzo) (100 g)
  • 5,5 oz frozen peas and carrots (155 g)
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Pour the water in a large and high pan and add the fresh chicken breast, chopped garlic cloves, bouillon cube and bay leaves. Season it all with a good dash of pepper.
  2. Creamy, gooey and delicious… this comfort chicken tortellini stew is so rich and flavorful! A homemade stew with chicken, pasta and vegetables...
  3. Place the pan with the chicken over medium-high heat until boiling. Then turn the heat a little lower and cook the chicken breast for about 10 to 13 minutes until it is cooked through.
  4. Creamy, gooey and delicious… this comfort chicken tortellini stew is so rich and flavorful! A homemade stew with chicken, pasta and vegetables...
  5. Remove the chicken using a slotted spoon and place it on a clean plate to cool down. You can leave the chopped garlic and bay leaves in the chicken soup if you like. Then pour in the orzo pasta.
  6. Creamy, gooey and delicious… this comfort chicken tortellini stew is so rich and flavorful! A homemade stew with chicken, pasta and vegetables...
  7. Bring the water to a good boil again and cook the orzo pasta until nearly tender (this will take about 5 to 7 minutes). In the meantime shred the cooled chicken breast up. Once the orzo pasta is nearly cooked, add the frozen peas and carrots to the soup.
  8. Creamy, gooey and delicious… this comfort chicken tortellini stew is so rich and flavorful! A homemade stew with chicken, pasta and vegetables...
  9. Stir and cook the soup for another 2 minutes. Then stir in the shredded chicken.
  10. Creamy, gooey and delicious… this comfort chicken tortellini stew is so rich and flavorful! A homemade stew with chicken, pasta and vegetables...
  11. Check the seasoning of the soup and add extra pepper or salt to taste if necessary. Scoop the orzo chicken soup into large bowls and serve piping hot.
  12. Creamy, gooey and delicious… this comfort chicken tortellini stew is so rich and flavorful! A homemade stew with chicken, pasta and vegetables...