The kids love this creamy dill chicken orzo soup in springtime – or anytime!
It’s a great way to use chicken leftovers.
Or, I roast some seasoned chicken breasts in the oven while I prep everything else.
I seasoned these with paprika, garlic, lemon, salt, and pepper. I drizzled olive oil to make sure they didn’t stick to the pan.
A super easy way to shred cooked chicken is to use the paddle attachment on the stand mixer.
Give it a whirl until it’s the desired shredded consistency.
I sliced a leek, chopped some celery and carrots. Close enough to the holy trinity of cooking: mire poix.
I sauté those up in a little butter and bacon grease.
You need a good chicken stock. We usually have some homemade chicken stock in the freezer. But we like Kitchen Basics too.
I dump in the frozen stock and put a lid on it. It melts in a just few minutes.
I prefer fresh dill, but we used dried this time.
I throw a handful of sea salt in a pot to boil the orzo al dente.
When the water has big bubbles, I dump in about a cup of orzo.
I drain the orzo and spritz on some olive oil so it doesn’t get all sticky.
The stock is melted, so I blend the vegetables with my stick blender.
The soup is hot, so be careful with the blender.
It’s all pretty now.
I add in the orzo and shredded chicken. I sprinkle in about 1 T of dill.
It smells amazing.
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