How to Cook Chicken-Orzo Soup

How to Cook Chicken-Orzo Soup

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 1

    (32-ounce) container fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth, divided $

  • ½

    cup uncooked orzo

  • 2

    teaspoons olive oil $

  • cup coarsely chopped carrot $

  • ½

    cup coarsely chopped celery $

  • ½

    cup chopped onion $

  • ¾

    pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into ½-inch cubes $

  • cups water

  • 3

    fresh parsley sprigs

  • 1

    fresh thyme sprig

  • 4

    cups fresh baby spinach $

  • 1

    tablespoon fresh lemon juice $

  • ¼

    teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon black pepper

Directions

More From Cooking Light 1. Bring 1 3/4 cups broth to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add orzo; cook 10 minutes or until done. Drain. 2. While orzo cooks, heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add carrot, celery, onion, and chicken; cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in remaining 2 1/4 cups broth, 1 1/4 cups water, parsley, and thyme; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Discard herb sprigs. Add orzo, spinach, juice, salt, and pepper; simmer 1 minute. Jackie Mills, Cooking Light OCTOBER 2009


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