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Victoria's Chicken Orzo Soup

It’s cold outside and everyone I know seems to be fighting some sort of virus. It’s time for a great chicken soup recipe. Here it is and let’s all pray for sunny days ahead.

Victoria's Chicken Orzo Soup

It’s cold outside and everyone I know seems to be fighting some sort of virus.  It’s time for a great chicken soup recipe.  Here it is and let’s all pray for sunny days ahead. 

INGREDIENTS

4 Slices Chopped Bacon

1 Pound Boneless Chicken Thighs

1 Chopped Onion

1/8 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper

5 Minced Garlic Cloves

30 Ounces Petite Diced Tomatoes

5 Cups Chicken Broth

1 Cup Uncooked Orzo

15 Ounces Cooked Cannellini Beans

2 Diced Carrots

1/4 Cup Chopped Parsley

1 Tablespoon White Wine

In a large soup pot, sauté the chopped bacon over a medium heat until nice and crispy.  Remove from the heat and drain onto a paper towel.  Chop the chicken thighs into small pieces and add to the soup pot.  Cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes until they are slightly browned.  Add the diced carrots, chopped onion and garlic and cook for another 5 minutes. Add the kosher salt and pepper. Stir in the petite diced tomatoes and the chicken broth.  Bring to a boil and add the uncooked orzo.  Reduce to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes.  Add the cannellini beans, chopped parsley, white wine and bacon.  Cook for another 10 minutes.  Remove from the heat and ladle into bowls and garnish with grated parmesan if you want.  Serves 6

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Glen K Dunbar February 05, 2013 at 11:12 PM
Sounds great Vicki. I love using the thigh of the chicken as I prefer that As for sunny days ahead?? I think we are all doomed to NEVER have nice weather again and boy do I want to write the NWS and give them a piece of my mind (yea, as politely as I can)
Victoria Hart Glavin February 06, 2013 at 01:08 PM
Hi Glen, Make that soup and all will seem much better! Have a wonderful day today. I see the sun peeking out from my Tiny New York Kitchen. :) Victoria
Glen K Dunbar February 06, 2013 at 01:29 PM
Thanks Vicki (sniff sniff) you have dried my bitter tears. You always are so kind to me. I would LOVE to visit your restaurant sometime...where is it???

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