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Homemade Chicken Orzo Soup

Chicken Orzo Soup - Homemade chicken orzo soup made with fresh spinach, cooked chicken and fresh Parmesan cheese for a comforting bowl. Perfect for winter nights dinner.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dinner
Servings: 6 -8
Author: Melanie - Gather for Bread


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 7 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 8 ounces orzo pasta
  • 16 ounces cooked chicken breast chopped
  • 3 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese optional


  • In a Dutch oven heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and carrots, cook stirring occasionally, until tender.
  • Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Add orzo pasta and chicken to pot. Reduce heat slightly. Simmer uncovered for about 5 minutes.
  • Add spinach and cook until wilted and pasta is tender. Season with salt and pepper.