Friday, October 25, 2013

Spinach Chicken Orzo Soup

Spinach Chicken Orzo Soup

Cooking on my front burner today is a soup that has a lot of flavor and comes together quite quickly.  Orzo is one of my favorite pastas for soup - it just something about the shape that looks good!  And it's also chocked full of veggies and chicken.  Kinda like a new version of good old fashioned chicken noodle soup curing what ails ya!

And speaking of that - I decided to make this earlier in the week because I felt like a I had a cold coming on - not good!  I'm working on a big conference that is today and Saturday and couldn't be sick.  So I've been popping zicam and had this dish two nights this week.....  and (knock on wood) I'm feeling good!

Spinaach Chicken Orzo Soup | Cooking on the Front Burner #soup

My recipe plug-in I use is on the fritz so until I can figure out what to use next, I'm just typing it here... I would love a suggestion on what works for you.


-1 tablespoon diced shallot
-10 oz fresh spinach (stems off and rough chopped)
-1 15 oz. can of tomatoes with basil and orgeno
-1 cup sliced carrots
-1 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken
-6 oz. sliced baby bella mushrooms
-8 oz. orzo pasta
-2 qts. chicken broth
-2 qts. water
- S&P
- Olive oil

  1. In a large pot, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil and saute the shallots for 3 minutes, add the carrots and mushrooms and continue to saute until mushrooms are light brown
  2. Add tomatoes, chicken broth, water and chicken and bring to boil.  Simmer for 10 minutes then add spinach and orzo and cook until orzo is done.  Season with S&P.
This makes about 8 decent sized servings.

So when you aren't feeling so hot, what's your go to remedy?  Please share!!  Hope you have a great weekend!!

Other soup recipes you might enjoy!


  1. Ah Deb, this reminds me of my moms chicken and orzo soup. It always made me feel better and it was the one soup I always looked forward to eating! Looks perfect!

  2. Looks delicious--I need a new Orzo soup. And I feel a cold coming on right now. Looks like this will be on the menu soon.

  3. Soup is perfect for this time of year. The cold has arrived and I think is definitely sticking around!

  4. I love orzo & soup, so this looks & sounds fabulous to me! If you have a chance, I would love for you to stop by my party & link up. Hope to see you there!

    ~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!

  5. Deb, this is my kind of soup! I love orzo and spinach, so it couldn't be more perfect! This reminds me a bit of a soup my grandmother used to make. It is definitely getting to be soup season! Thank you for sharing your recipe - pinning! Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Great looking soup, Deb! I really enjoy orzo pasta as well. It's funny how pastas with different shapes taste differently even though they are really the same thing!

    Great photos as well. Are you using your light kit for the photos? I have a confession to make. I splurged this week and bought the Canon Macro IS lens. Yea, the big ole expensive lens. And it knocked me on my feet when I was using it yesterday. Awesome photos! Right now, the lens has a $150 rebate if you buy it from participating retailers. :)

    Pinning and tweeting this. Have a good day!

  7. Hi Deb, my granddaughter saw you soup, she is five, on Pinterest and wants me to make your soup for her. She thinks it looks yummy and likes the pictures

    Have a fantastic week.

  8. I just made an orzo soup and now I'm obsessed with orzo! Definitely need to make this delicious soup. It looks perfect for a cool day. :)

  9. This looks amazing, Deb! :) Like chicken noodle soup's sophisticated older sister. I need to make this asap. Pinned & sharing!

  10. I could live on soup and bread in one form or another! Pinned this to try this winter - hopefully you staved off any kind of cold with your awesome soup! I also Buffered to share on Facebook! Thanks so much for linking up to All My Bloggy Friends this week - I hope you have a great weekend!

  11. This looks great, hope you continue feeling well! Thanks for sharing at the weekend re-Treat link party.

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

  12. Made for dinner...most excellent!

  13. I made this and left out the water - 2 qts of chicken stock seemed like enough liquid. Also only used half the tomatoes. Added the chicken at the very end so it wouldn't cook more and get dry. This recipe was so tasty and made my kitchen smell heavenly! Thanks for posting!

  14. It is so nasty, wet and cold here today in NY I wish I had your soup, so warming.

  15. This soup sounds delicious - I especially love that you included mushrooms! Looking forward to making this on a chilly day :)

  16. Another great soup. It sounds really delicious. Your pictures are wonderful! Thank you so much for stopping by Saturday Dishes and adding this recipe. I pinned it!
    Diane Roark

  17. This looks like a delicious soup! I'll be featuring it in a soup round-up on Friday morning. Thanks so much for sharing at Saturday Dishes!

  18. Was I supposed to drain the canned tomatoes? My soup isn't turning out the same color as yours... =\

    1. Hi Mai, I did not drain them... what color was yours?

  19. This looks soooo yummy. I think I need to make this this week! Thanks for the wonderful idea :-)


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