Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

A quick recipe to put together with fabulous taste!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Remove skin from chicken and saute in olive oil.
  2. Dice onion and celery fine and add to pan.
  3. Saute until chicken is browned.
  4. Add carrots, chicken broth, water and tomato sauce.
  5. Simmer for about an hour or until chicken is tender.
  6. Remove chicken from soup, remove bones and chop.
  7. Taste soup broth and add salt (if needed) and pepper.
  8. Add chicken and orzo to soup and cook for about 9 to 10 minutes or until pasta is done.
  9. Ladle into bowls and top with Parmesan cheese.


Most Helpful

Excellent soup! I used three chicken breasts and put a bit extra orzo pasta, but otherwise, used the recipe as-is.

biffcyr December 27, 2010

DH loved this soup. Only changes were to use 2 chopped chicken breasts and homemade chicken broth. Though orzo pasta is sometimes hard to find, it's well worth the hunt. It was a favorite of James Beard, who noted that it doesn't become gummy as rice may. Thanks, Marie, for a simple soup with complex flavors...the tomato sauce makes all the difference.

Elisabetta47 June 05, 2010

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