8 Minute Chicken Soup


Ooooooh it is icky outside!  I’m fighting a sore throat, and the last thing I wanted to do after a long day at work was make something complicated.

Boy do I have a quick and easy meal for you!  Enter my 8 Minute Chicken Soup.

8 Minute Chicken Soup (serves 1-2)
-1 cup cooked chicken (rotisserie)
-2 3/4 cups chicken broth
-1 cup orzo
-1 tbs chopped garlic
-juice of 1 lemon
-1 tbs fresh thyme
-salt and pepper to taste

In a small pot bring chicken broth and garlic to a boil.  Pour in orzo and add lemon juice.  After 5 mins add shredded chicken and stir.  Taste your soup and add salt and pepper to taste.  After 3 more mins take off the heat and add in fresh thyme leaves.  Your orzo should be cooked like rice.  Pour in a bowl and enjoy. 

Cozy AND easy huh!  Need to clear out your sinuses?  Add more black pepper and some cayenne pepper.  Like the flavor of citrus?  Add more lemon.  This soup is barely a recipe and yours to customize.  Now gets some rest and remember we are already half way to the weekend!