Chicken Vegetable Pasta Soup

Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This is a clean out the fridge and pantry sort of soup. Feel free to substitute whatever vegetables you have around. Now I like my soup with a high goodies to broth ratio, more like a stew perhaps, so you may want to add more liquid. This would easily work in a large crock pot if you added the pasta at the end.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients except broth and orzo in a large pot.
  2. Add broth until there is a little more broth than you like in a soup (the orzo will absorb some liquid).
  3. Slowly bring the soup to a simmer and simmer for an hour or more.
  4. Add orzo and continue to cook until orzo is tender.


Most Helpful

This is very good soup, loaded veggies and very thick! I used fresh broccoli and fresh green beans. The tomatoes with basil, oregano and garlic gives a nice flavor but I added a bit more garlic. Very easy to make. The orzo cooked in 15 minutes. Thanks for sharing this recipe, one I will be making again.

Calee April 30, 2010

This is in my top ten soups list. I will be making this one alot from now on. It makes quite a bit, but I know none of it will go to waste. The only thing I left out was the celery. Wonderful flavor - no salt or pepper needed.

Laura O. January 21, 2008

This is terrific - great combination of veggies - I did bring it to a boil before simmering and added garlic pepper and red pepper flakes.

FLKeysJen November 19, 2007

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