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Good Old Fashioned Chicken Soup

This soup is comforting and delicious!
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword old fashioned chicken soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 12 cups
Calories 190kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 - 3 pounds whole organic chicken washed and dried
  • 1 pound carrots cut in chunks
  • 1 large onion cut in chunks
  • 1 stalk celery cut in slices
  • 32 ounces chicken broth organic, I use Trader Joe's brand
  • 2 cups water
  • Bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons basil
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 2 tablespoons tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup orzo pasta

Instructions

  • Place chicken in stockpot and pour chicken broth and water in the pot.  Turn heat on high and bring to a boil
  • Immediately lower to a simmer and add carrots, onion, celery, bay leaf, basil, parsley, tarragon, salt and pepper
  • Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • Add orzo and stir. Cook for additional 15 minutes
  • Take chicken out of pot and remove meat from bones and return meat back to the pot and stir
  • Ladle chicken soup in some bowls or crocks
  • Eat
  • Enjoy

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 541mg | Potassium: 373mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 6530IU | Vitamin C: 10.6mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1.4mg