This Hearty Chicken Orzo recipe features all of the flavors of a classic chicken soup but in a pasta dish that can be made in under 20 minutes and all in one pot. It's the perfect recipe to use up leftover chicken!
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 2 celery ribs, sliced
- 2 carrots, sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
- 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
- 1 cup dried orzo
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2 tbsp fresh parsley
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- In a large pot, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the onion, celery, and carrots to the pot. Cook, stirring often, until they begin to soften, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic and thyme and cook, stirring, until they become fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in the chicken, orzo, and chicken broth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring the mixtue to a boil then reduce the heat to medium-low and cover the pot. Continue to cook, stirring often, until all of the liquid has been absorbed, about 8 minutes. Stir in the parsley.
- Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 311Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 664mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 21g