Chicken-Broccoli Orzo Soup

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Soup, Chili & Stew
Chicken-Broccoli Orzo Soup

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Recipe Data

4
Servings
14min
Prep
30min
Total

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    Save a little time by steaming the broccoli in the microwave while the orzo is cooking. Place florets in a microwave-safe bowl, add a small amount of water and cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until almost tender, making sure to drain excess water.

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    Ingredients
    Serves 4
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    Chicken-Broccoli Orzo Soup
    1 tbsp.Hy-Vee Select olive oil
    ½ c.fennel, cored and chopped
    ½ c.carrots, chopped
    2 clove(s)garlic, minced
    4cups Hy-Vee 33%-less-sodium chicken broth
    ½ c.uncooked orzo
    2bay leaves
    2cups chopped cooked chicken breasts , 3/4 lb.
    1 c.steamed broccoli florets
    1 tsp.fresh thyme, chopped
    ½lemon, juiced
    Hy-Vee sea salt and black pepper, to taste
    Cheese Toasts
    8 slice(s)Hy-Vee Bakery baguette , 1/2-inch-thick
    3 tbsp.garlic butter spread
    ½ c.Hy-Vee shredded Parmesan cheese

    Things To Grab

    • Stockpot
    • Broiler

    Directions

    1. Heat oil over medium heat in stockpot. Add fennel, carrots and garlic. Cook and stir until softened.
    2. Stir in chicken broth, orzo and bay leaves. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cook, covered, for 10 to 12 minutes or until orzo is tender.
    3. Stir in chicken, broccoli and thyme. Cook until heated through. Just before serving, remove bay leaves and add lemon juice. Season to taste. Serve with Cheese Toasts.
    4. Prepare Cheese Toasts: Preheat broiler. Spread baguette slices with garlic butter spread. Sprinkle with shredded Parmesan cheese. Place under broiler, 4 to 6 in. from heat, and broil for 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.

    Nutrition facts

    Servings

    280 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 7g
    • Cholesterol: 60mg
    • Sodium: 650mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 27g
    • Protein: 28g

    Daily Values

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    Vitamin A 70%
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    Vitamin C 50%
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    Iron 20%
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    Calcium 20%