Chicken-Vegetable Soup With Orzo

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Top Review by Denibates

I love this... today is the first fall-like day in Kentucky, and I decided soup would make a nice dinner....looked at recipes. I didn't have broccoli, or orzo, but I used "star" pasta in place of orzo. It's so good I've already eaten and my family isn't even home yet. You're one of my favorite recipe-posters, Dancer, so thanks again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine water and chicken in a 3-quart casserole.
  2. Cover with lid; microwave at high 30 minutes or until chicken is done, stirring after 15 minutes.
  3. Drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving cooking liquid.
  4. Cool chicken slightly.
  5. Remove chicken from bones, and discard bones.
  6. Shred chicken with 2 forks to measure 2 1/2 cups.
  7. Combine broccoli and next 4 ingredients (broccoli through basil) in casserole.
  8. Cover; microwave at high 8 minutes or until tender, stirring after 4 minutes.
  9. Add the reserved cooking liquid, chicken, pasta, salt, and pepper.
  10. Cover; microwave at high 6 minutes or until pasta is tender.
  11. Ladle soup into 6 bowls.
  12. Sprinkle each serving with cheese.

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