Chicken-and-Orzo Soup

Chicken-and-Orzo Soup
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  • 4Servings


  • 1 cup orzo pasta
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound chicken cutlets, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 ounces sliced white mushrooms
  • 2 ribs celery, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1 15 ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed
  • 7 cups chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves


In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the orzo until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes; drain.

Meanwhile, in a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until just cooked through, about 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and celery and cook until the chicken is golden-brown, about 10 minutes.

Stir in the cooked orzo, the beans, chicken broth and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper. Lower the heat to medium and simmer until heated through. Stir in the parsley.