Orzo Soup With Chicken

Orzo Soup With Chicken

Serves: 6 people
Cooking Time: 1 hour
Orzo Soup With Chicken


  • 1/2 box Barilla orzo
  • ½ cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated
  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1 medium carrot, diced large
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 1 pound fresh spinach
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, diced large
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 bay leaves


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  1. Combine chicken, celery, carrots, bay leaves, and onions in a stockpot; cover with water and bring to a boil.
  2. Strain and reserve the broth; skin and remove the bones from the chicken. Cut meat into small pieces.
  3. Sauté chicken is cut into small pieces with oil and garlic.
  4. Add halved tomatoes and spinach. Season with salt and pepper; sauté two additional minutes.
  5. Bring 8 cups of the chicken broth back to a boil, add pasta, and cook for 6 minutes.
  6. Add chicken, spinach, and tomatoes and boil for 3 additional minutes. Let the soup rest 10 minutes before serving.
  7. Top with cheese and a drizzle of olive oil.
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