Chicken Orzo Soup Recipe


Chicken orzo soup can be served as a complete meal when anyone not has enough time to make a family meal. It is hot and testy food. Chicken pieces combine with orzo pasta and fresh veggies make a delicious meal for all. So here an easy recipe to prepare chicken orzo soup is discussed in this blog with you.

Image credits: chicken orzo soup by Jessica and Lon Binder, lisence under CC 2.0

Main Ingredients

Chicken and orzo pasta.

Time of preparation

15 to 20 minutes

Time of cooking

25 to 30 minutes


For 4 to 6 people.


It contains protein and minerals.

Preparation of the ingredients

·         Rinse the pieces of chicken properly.

·         Prepare chicken broth.

·         Unpack 2 cups of orzo pasta.

·         Chop one large onion and some celery.

·         Chop some carrots.

·         Prepare a mix of thyme, sage, and rosemary herbs.


Orzo pasta2 cups
Onion1 medium size
Salt½ tablespoon
Pepper½ tablespoon
Chicken broth4 cups
Celery1 Cup
Cream1 cup
Herbs mix2 tablespoons
Olive oil2 to 3 spoons
Boneless chicken breast250 to 300 gm

Preparation procedure

·         In a large cooking pot, add 2 cup of broth and chicken breast pieces and boil.

·         Reduce heat after 5 minutes and simmer for another 10 minutes.

·         In a pan, add 3 tablespoon of olive oil and heat.

·         Add chopped onions, carrots, celery into the heated oil.

·         Cook for 3 to 4 minutes and add garlic and again cook for some minutes.

·         Stir occasionally.

·         After the vegetables become tender, add them to the broth and chicken mixture.

·         Add 2 cup of orzo pasta into the broth.

·         Add water, if needed.

·         Boil them properly and then simmer for 8 minutes uncovered.

·         When the pasta becomes tender, add herb mixture.

·         Add some chopped parsley and pepper.

·         Add ½ tablespoon salt.

·         Mixed all ingredients and pour the chicken orzo soup in a bowl to enjoy.

Variation on the recipe

·          Lemon can be used to get a different flavor.

·         Various types of veggies or corn can be added.

Tips for delicious soup making

·         Raise the ingredients and chicken pieces properly before cooking.

·         Chop chicken into small sized.

·         Garlic powder may be added before cooking.

Nutritional value

The nutritional value of the chicken orzo soup is stated below (per bowl):

  Calories- 330 cal

  Fat- 8 g

  Carbohydrate- 33 g

  Protein- 32 g

          Sugar- 4 g

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