Well it's Thursday, so that means it's SaS time with Think Tank Momma! Pop on over and link up!
This week's theme is SOUP! (It is almost Fall ya know!)So while the babysitter is
Pam's pic from For the Love of Cooking
If you like chicken soup, you will LOVE this.
Chicken, Basil and Orzo Soup from For the Love of Cooking
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 sweet yellow onion, diced
2 stalks of celery, diced
2 carrots, diced
3 cloves of garlic, diced finely (I usually use 2 cloves, just my preference)
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp dried basil
Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
1 tsp chicken bouillon
5-6 fresh basil leaves, chopped (chiffonnade)
6 cups of homemade chicken stock (store bought is good too)
2 cups of roast chicken meat, diced into bite sized chunks
4 oz dried orzo pasta or whatever flavor you like
Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, add onion and stir for 1-2 minutes; add carrots, celery and garlic then stir for 60 seconds. Stir in chicken stock, diced chicken, bay leaf, dried basil, chicken bouillon then season with salt and pepper. Let simmer for 1 hour; bring to a boil and add dried orzo pasta and cook per instructions. Taste and re-season if needed.
As I said, this soup is really good, easy to make (always a plus for me) and almost makes me ready for Fall!! Cooler temps, jeans, boots, sweaters, fall decorations....I'm gettin' there. But right now, it's still 90 degrees! (but I did make sure I had all the ingredients to make this very soon!)