Chicken and Orzo Soup

Chicken and Orzo Soup
Chicken and Orzo Soup
Chicken and Orzo Soup 
Ingredients:
  • 3/4 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts (or half and half)
  • 1 cup celery, finely diced
  • 1/3 cup fresh onion
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 garlic clove, minced
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup orzo
  • Parmesan cheese, for serving
Directions:
1.  Place chicken, celery, onion, carrots, tomato paste, garlic, chicken broth, tomatoes, salt, basil, bay leaf and pepper into slow cooker.
2.  Cover and cook on LOW for about 6 hours, until veggies are cooked through and flavors are blended.
3.  Add in the orzo and let cook on HIGH for about 15 minutes, or until orzo is cooked through.
4.  Ladle into serving bowls and top with Parmesan cheese.
~the foodie
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