Leftover Chicken Orzo Soup


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 104.0
  • Total Fat: 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 9.5 mg
  • Sodium: 153.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 15.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 7.8 g

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Introduction

This is my version of chicken noodle soup that I make whenever I have a leftover roast chicken carcass from the night before. Simply pick off any remaining chicken meat and the rest will fall off the bone after simmering. A great way to get an extra meal squeezed in. This is my version of chicken noodle soup that I make whenever I have a leftover roast chicken carcass from the night before. Simply pick off any remaining chicken meat and the rest will fall off the bone after simmering. A great way to get an extra meal squeezed in.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 small onion chopped
    2 med carrots chopped
    2 stalks celery chopped
    1-2 bay leaves
    black pepper to taste
    leftover roast chicken carcass
    1 32 oz carton of low-sodium chicken broth
    2-3 oz orzo pasta

Directions

prep and chop all veggies
add 1-2 Tbs of olive oil and saute 5 minutes
Pick over left over roast chicken thoroughly to get any remaining rib or back meat morsals. ( we normally take for granted and throw away the carcass, but you would be surpised how much meat is still on and it will make another hearty meal.) You should get around a cup of meat, chop into small pieces and set aside. Place the carcass in the soup pot and add the broth plus 3 more cups of water. (the carcass will make the broth richer and there will still be meat that falls off the bone)
After simmering for 20-30 minutes, add the chicken pieces and orzo and simmer 10 more minutes till it's done.
Remove the chicken carcass and scrape off any loose meat into the pot.
ouila, another meal in the budget that litterally cost pennies per serving.






Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CRITTERD.

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  • Incredible!
    Could add sauteed mushrooms and / or spinach too - 2/9/13

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  • Incredible!
    Very Yummy. My husband, who is not a big fan of rotisserie chicken, now picks one up just so I'll use the leftovers to make this soup. - 4/26/11

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  • Incredible!
    Simply wonderful! - 9/21/10

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  • Very Good
    This was very good. I will be making this again when I bake another chicken. - 1/7/10

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  • Very Good
    I used sweet potatoes and corn instead of the orzo, since I am not a big fan of pasta in soup. Quite tasty! - 12/1/09

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