Chicken orzo soup a simple soup with great flavor made with cooked chicken, orzo, carrots, mushrooms, and spinach total comfort food.
Chicken orzo soup nothing too frilly about this soup, it is easy to make, but tastes great and is perfect for lunch with maybe a sandwich or a piece of fruit.
I have made countless soups over the years. To me, soup is the perfect comfort food, something that I love eating at lunchtime when the weather turns cold especially during the week. It warms me up and keeps me going until the end of the day.
I was dealing with a cold last week, it started over the weekend. So I knew that soup was needed to help me to get through the week and to get over the cold that was brewing. Since I wasn’t feeling all that great I wanted something simple, something that I could throw together in a short period of time.
I remember as a kid when I would have a cold or was not feeling well my mom would serve chicken noodle soup with a peanut butter sandwich. It is still one my favorite things to eat when a cold hits me. It is funny how memories like this stay with you over the years, but I am happy that they do.
For me sometimes the simple things are the things that I enjoy the most. When it comes to soup a nice hearty simple soup is something that I really enjoy such as this chicken orzo soup, not a lot frills or fuss just plain delicious.
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- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 1 cup carrots sliced
- 1 1/2 cups mushrooms sliced
- 1 cup spinach chopped
- 2 cups cooked chicken
- 8 cups chicken broth
- 3/4 cups uncooked orzo
- 1 Bay leaf
- Salt and pepper to taste
Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven. Add the onions, carrots, and mushrooms and cook over medium heat until the vegetable starts to get tender.
Once the vegetables are tender add the spinach, chicken, chicken broth, uncooked orzo, and bay leaf. Season to taste with the salt and pepper.
Bring the soup to a boil over medium heat. Once it starts to boil turn the heat down to medium-low and cook until the orzo is cooked through about 10 15 minutes. Serve.