Have you ever just NEEDED a big’ole bowl of piping hot soup? And for no apparent reason at all? I think its a comfort thing for me… any time I’m stressed, or getting sick or just need something warm and soothing, I start to crave soup! Sometimes its good’ole chicken noodle soup, and other times I get creative! This Tomato Chicken Orzo soup is a little outside of my regular wheelhouse, but is ALL KINDS OF DELICIOUS!
While rich and creamy, this delicious Tomato Chicken Orzo Soup is perfect for spring lunches or even dinner! Just a hint of the brown sugar comes through while the red pepper flakes add the perfect, slightly spicy touch!
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
½ C Onion, chopped
2 Cloves of garlic, minced
2 Bay Leaves
3 cans Tomatoes (diced), 15oz
1 can Chicken Stock, 15 oz
1 tsp Brown sugar
¼ C Basil, fresh, chopped
Pinch Red Pepper Flakes
to taste Salt and Pepper
½ C Heavy Cream
1 C Orzo pasta, cooked
2 C Chicken, shredded
Heat oil over medium heat in a large pot. Sautee the onion and garlic for 5 minutes and add the bay leaves.
Stir in the tomatoes and chicken stock. Add the brown sugar and fresh basil. Season with red pepper flakes, salt and papper to taste. Simmer for 15 minutes on low.
Remove the bay leaves and discard. Using an immersion blender, blend the soup until smooth (or blend the soup in a standing blender and return to the pot).
Stir in the heavy cream until well combined. Add the orzo pasta and the shredded chicken.
I am pretty sure that this Tomato Chicken Orzo Soup recipe is going to be my new go to soup recipe when I’m in the mood for something creamy and sweet with a hint of spice!
So you have a go-to soup recipe for when you’re craving some comfort food?