Basil, Chicken and Orzo Soup Recipe

Basil, Chicken and Orzo Soup Recipe

How To Make Basil, Chicken and Orzo Soup

This aromatic chicken and orzo soup gives the classic chicken noodle soup a tasty twist! Add in some basil herbs and orzo pasta for a truly comforting meal.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 1tspolive oil
  • ½sweet yellow onion,diced
  • 2stalkscelery,diced
  • 2carrots,peeled and diced
  • 3clovesgarlic,minced
  • 8cupschicken stock,good-quality
  • 2cupschicken,cooked and diced into bite-sized chunks
  • 2bay leaves
  • sea salt and fresh cracked pepper,to taste
  • 6fresh basil leaves,chopped, chiffonnade
  • 1cuporzo pasta,dried


  1. Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven or large cooking pot over medium-high heat.

  2. Once the oil is heated, add onion and stir for 1 to 2 minutes. Then add carrots, celery and garlic then stir for 60 seconds.

  3. Stir in chicken stock, diced chicken, and bay leaves, then season with salt and pepper. Let simmer for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

  4. Raise heat to medium-high and bring the soup back to a boil. Then add basil and dried orzo pasta and cook per instructions until the pasta is al dente.

  5. Taste and re-season with additional salt and pepper (or more basil) if needed. Serve warm. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 307.95kcal
  • Fat: 12.03g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.23g
  • Trans Fat: 0.05g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.37g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.43g
  • Carbohydrates: 29.17g
  • Fiber: 1.94g
  • Sugar: 7.13g
  • Protein: 19.68g
  • Cholesterol: 44.60mg
  • Sodium: 1005.76mg
  • Calcium: 44.16mg
  • Potassium: 604.02mg
  • Iron: 1.69mg
  • Vitamin A: 197.34µg
  • Vitamin C: 4.42mg
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