19. Recipe: Greek Orzo Chicken Soup
This version of chicken soup uses Mediterranean-inspired ingredients like chick peas and feta to boost the protein. Even better, this recipe provides 25-percent of the daily recommended dose for the immune boosting antioxidant vitamin A.
Skill level: Beginner
Start to Finish: 20 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
4 cups low-sodium, all-natural chicken broth
1/3 cup whole wheat orzo
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1 cup roughly shredded cooked chicken or rotisserie chicken (5 to 6 ounces)
3/4 cup chickpeas, plus more for garnish
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill, plus more for garnish
Crumbled feta cheese, optional
1. Place the broth in a medium-size saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Stir in the pasta and carrot, raise the heat, and return to a boil.
2. Cook the pasta at a low boil until done, about 8 minutes. Stir in the chicken, chickpeas, and dill and heat through. Season with kosher salt and pepper to taste.
3. Serve in individual bowls and top with extra chickpeas, dill, and feta cheese as desired.
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