Chicken and Orzo Soup


3-1/2 pounds cut up whole chicken
4-1/2 cups cold water
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 stalk of celery cut
1 carrot cut up
1 small onion cut up
1 parsley sprig

Place chicken, water, cut up veggies, and seasonings in large stock pot. Heat to a boil and cover and simmer for about 45 minutes until chicken is no longer pink. Remove chicken, let cool until able to handle. Strain veggies out of broth. Cut up chicken and place back in to broth. Add water until broth measures 5 cups.
Add ….
3-4 carrots cut up
3-4 stalks of celery
1 small onion cut up
1 Tbsp chicken bouillon
Bring to a boil. Cover and let simmer until all veggies are soft.
Add 3/4 cup orzo noodles and continue to simmer 15-20 minutes until noodles are cooked.


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