Monday, October 30, 2017

Chicken Orzo Soup...


I mentioned last week that I had made a very tasty soup and had used the pre chopped and frozen onions, celery, and carrots in it.  This is that recipe.  So comforting and warm- especially on a cool evening in fall or winter.  

This has quickly become a family favorite!!  Hope y'all enjoy it, too!!

Oh and this would be excellent with some homemade rolls or crackers!!  

Chicken Orzo Soup

2 tablespoons butter
1 onion, diced
2 stalks of celery, diced
2 carrots, diced or shredded
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
8 cups chicken stock
precooked and chopped chicken (I used chicken breasts)
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 tsp rosemary
1 tsp herbs de Provence
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp dried thyme
salt and pepper to taste
2 bay leaves
pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup (or more if you like) of orzo pasta
1/4 cup heavy cream

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in 6 qt stock pan.  Stir in onions, celery, and carrots.  Cook about 10 minutes over medium heat until veggies are soft.  Remove from pot and set aside.

In the same pot, stir in 3 tablespoons butter over medium low heat.  Stir in flour and whisk until all flour is mixed in and the color starts to turn light brown.  It starts to smell a smidge nutty at this point.  This is a good thing!!  Slooooowwwwly add chicken stock and whisk as you go.  This will help thicken the soup just a little bit.

Once it's all incorporated, return sautéed veggies to pot along with chicken and all the spices (NOT the orzo).  Let it come to a slight boil then reduce to simmer.  THEN add the orzo in and cook about 20 minutes until the orzo is soft and yummy. 
Turn off heat and stir in heavy cream 5 minutes before serving.  

I hope your family love this as much as mine!

Happy Homemaking!!!

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Jennifer said...

This looks so very delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipe.
Hope you have a beautiful day!

Naomi said...

That looks yummy! I will have to try it :) #TwinklyTuesday

Jamie said...

That looks amazing! Pinning this to try for my family soon! :)

Miz Helen said...

Your Chicken Soup looks amazing, we will love it! Thanks so much for sharing your special post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and come back to see us real soon!
Miz Helen

Mummascribbles said...

This looks good even though I am not a huge soup person myself! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

Mrs. U said...

Hi Jennifer!!!

I hope you give it a try with your family!! So delicious- even as reheated leftovers!!!

Mrs. U

Mrs. U said...

HI Naomi!!!

Oh I do hope you try this!! Please let me know if you do and if you make any changes. I'm always up for changing up recipes to make them even tastier!! So many great ideas floating around this world!!

Mrs. U

Mrs. U said...

Hi Jamie!!!!

I know your family will love this delicious recipe!! My husband loves it even as leftovers the next day reheated in the microwave. Score for it being great even then!!

Mrs. U

Miz Helen said...

Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Your post will be pinned to our Features Board and hope you enjoy your new Red Plate. Thanks so much for sharing with us and come back to see us soon!
Miz Helen


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