Friday, June 10, 2011

Chicken Orzo Soup

This recipe is from Pampered Chef. It is a nice change of pace from the traditional chicken noodle soup. The recipe calls for Feta cheese which Jess and I both really liked with the soup. If you are not a Feta lover or want a substitute for your kids, use Queso Fresco. It has the same consistency but has a very mild taste.

1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1 tsp dried oregano
32 oz. chicken broth
1 cup water
1/4 tsp ground pepper
1/3 cup uncooked orzo
1 1/2 cups diced cooked chicken
1 cup chopped zucchini
1/3 cup chopped roasted red pepper
1 Tb lemon juice
Feta cheese
  • In a pot, saute onion and garlic in oil with the oregano. Add broth, water and pepper. Bring to a boil. Stir in orzo and cook, stirring occasionally, until orzo is tender. About 8 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, dice chicken. Chop zucchini and red pepper and add them to the broth. Return to a boil and cook 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice. Ladle soup into bowls and sprinkle with Feta cheese.

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