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Tuscan Chicken Soup

Tuscan Chicken Soup will warm you, filled with orzo pasta, onions, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, chicken, garlic, and a lightly seasoned broth.

This comforting Italian chicken soup is easy to make with simple and fresh ingredients and is ready in just 45 minutes.

This recipe for two makes a great lunch, dinner, or romantic impressive date night meal.

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Tomato Chicken Orzo Soup

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How to make Tomato Chicken Orzo Soup

Dice the onion and tomato. Peel and dice the potato.

diced tomatoes, onions, and potatoes

Add chicken, onions, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, chicken broth, garlic, parsley, and bay leaf to a large saucepan. Click for a large saucepan.

Tuscan soup ingredients in a pan

Sprinkle in salt and pepper to taste.

Cover and bring to a boil over medium heat.

Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, partially covered, about 20 minutes.

Tuscan soup simmering in a sauce pan

While the soup continues to simmer, remove the chicken to a cutting board. Set aside. Click for a cutting board.

Then add the orzo pasta to the soup and cook according to package directions until tender, about 10 minutes.

Allow the chicken to cool while the orzo cooks, for the same 10 minutes, then shred the chicken with 2 forks.

Add chicken back to the pan and stir to combine. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper if needed. 

Tuscan Chicken Orzo Soup cooking in a pan
Tuscan Chicken Soup Recipe

Discard the bay leaf and pour the soup into two 20 oz soup bowls. Click for 20 oz oven-safe soup bowls.

Garnish with shredded Parmesan cheese and serve.

Tuscan Chicken Orzo Soup in a white bowl
Tuscan Chicken Soup

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Tuscan Orzo Chicken Soup - serves 2

Tuscan Chicken Soup

Tuscan Chicken Soup is easy to make with simple and fresh ingredients and is ready in just 45 minutes. This comforting Italian chicken soup will warm you, filled with orzo pasta, onions, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, chicken, garlic, and a lightly seasoned broth.
4.50 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Chicken-Poultry
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2
Calories 429 kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ lb boneless chicken
  • 1 small onion
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • 1 small russet potato
  • 1 roma tomato, diced
  • 2 ½ cups no salt chicken broth
  • 1 dry bay leaf
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup dry orzo pasta
  • Salt and pepper
  • ¼ cup shredded Parmesan (for garnish)

Instructions
 

  • Dice the onion and tomato. Peel and dice the potato.
  • Add chicken, onions, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, chicken broth, garlic, parsley, and bay leaf to a large sauce pan. Click for a large sauce pan.
  • Sprinkle in salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cover and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, partially covered, about 20 minutes.
  • While the soup continues to simmer, remove chicken to a cutting board. Set aside. Click for a cutting board.
  • Then add the orzo pasta to the soup and cook according to package directions until tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Allow the chicken to cool while the orzo cooks, for the same 10 minutes, then shred the chicken with 2 forks.
  • Add chicken back to the pan and stir to combine. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper if needed.
  • Discard the bay leaf and pour the soup into two 20 oz soup bowls. Click for 20 oz oven safe soup bowls.
  • Garnish with shredded Parmesan cheese and serve.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 429kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 41gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 456mgPotassium: 1468mgFiber: 4gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 6057IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 224mgIron: 3mg
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Tuscan Orzo Chicken Soup
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Fina Zarzar

Friday 7th of October 2022

Hi Zona, Can I use rotisserie chicken instead of raw and how much? And when will I put it in the soup? Also what can be used in place of orzo? Can I use a small pasta shape instead?

Zona

Monday 17th of October 2022

You can use rotisserie chicken. I would use about 1 cup shredded or cut into bite sized pieces. Add it at step 7 with the pasta. You should be able to use any small to medium shaped pasta in this soup but check it for doneness. It may need a little longer than orzo. Thanks for your question :)

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Yogesh

Thursday 24th of January 2019

Looking soo delicious