Almost Like Mom’s Famous Chicken Soup

I am not sure about your household, but our household caught the plague, okay a bit dramatic, but the virus that has been circling around all winter. Even Mother Nature hasn’t gotten the message that spring has sprung. To get out of our sickness and post winter funk, I recreated my mom’s famous chicken soup with my own twist to get my kids to eat it.

Chicken Soup with Orzo

Serves: 5


½ cup of chopped onion

1 tbsp. of butter (I use Earth’s Balance)

1 32oz box of chicken broth

1 32oz box of vegetable broth

1 cup of cooked chicken-diced into cubes

1 cup of cut carrots (I personally like to shave my carrots to look like noodles)

½ cup of uncooked orzo

½ tbsp. of oregano

½ tbsp. of basil

Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. In a large saucepan, sauté butter and onions until tender.
  2. Add one cup of chicken broth and carrots, bring to a boil and then let simmer for 10 min with the lid on.
  3. Add chicken, the rest of the broth, orzo, and spices, return to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat, cover and let simmer for 25-30 minutes or until vegetables and orzo are tender.
  5. Serve with a side of crispy bread and some love.

—Kim Fletcher, Parenting Program Volunteer

1 Response to “Almost Like Mom’s Famous Chicken Soup”

  1. 1 Anonymous March 28, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Great recipe! For extra ease, I use a hot and ready rotisserie chicken that you can pick up fresh at most grocery stores.

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