Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Yucatan-Style Chicken, Lime and Orzo Soup


I'm excited to share my new favorite soup with you. It's still on the cold/freezing side in Utah so soup is on the menu. I love my 30 Minute Chicken Soup but I was looking for a chicken soup with rice. I was searching one of my favorite blogs One Perfect Bite and found this delicious recipe. Now it doesn't have rice but a rice shaped pasta called Orzo. I cook with Orzo often, Teryaki Salmon with Orzo pasta is a family favorite.

Yucatan-Style Chicken, Lime and Orzo Soup
3/4 cup Orzo (rice shaped pasta)
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium white onion, diced
6 garlic cloves, pressed
2 jalapeno chilies, sliced (the size of jalapenos can vary greatly as can the heat in each chili, I used one large jalapeno and it was too hot. Next time I will use less.)
3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in matchstick size strips
6 cups low salt chicken broth
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 large tomato, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
Cook Orzo in boiling salted water until just tender, drain.
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and chilies. Saute until onion just begins to brown about 4 minutes. Add chicken and saute 1 minute. Add broth, lime juice and tomato. Simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 3 minutes. Mix in Orzo and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle additional cilantro on top.
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This soup was light and refreshing. The lime juice added a wonderful flavor and the jalapenos heated things up a bit. Thank you Mary for sharing a great recipe. One Perfect Bite is a blog you want to check daily--her photography is beautiful and her food ranges from homey to gourmet! You will always find something you can't wait to make. And Mary always leaves the sweetest comments on my little blog--what an awesome lady!

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12 comments:

YinMom YangMom Allie said...

This soup looks phenomenal! The kind of thing that will warm you in the winter, but with bright flavors that are perfect for spring/summer too! I can't wait to try it! Thanks so much for sharing... :)

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

What fabulous flavors and great combination of chicken, lime and orzo - YUM!
Mary x

Beth said...

What great flavours! I'd love this soup too.

Liz Berg said...

What a delightful soup, Cindy. We were up to nearly 80ยบ today, but storms rolled through and we'll be down in the 30's by Saturday. Your soup sounds perfect.

Debra Eliotseats said...

It is on the cold and freezing side here too. What is the deal? Thank you for a warming soup for a below than average temperature Friday! (I think it froze last night.)

Danelle M said...

We had 22 inches of snow last week, and it's still pretty chilly. Soup sounds perfect!

Annmarie Pipa said...

definitely printed this!!! I make soup at least once a week and have never used lime. love the flavors here.
thanks!!!

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Cindy, this certainly does look like a wonderful soup recipe - the combination of chicken, lime and chilies together with the rest of the ingredients sound fabulous in this soup. And the presentation is very pretty as well!
Have a good Monday!

Krista Rollins said...

Cindy, this sound looks and sounds delicious! I love adding lime into my soups, adding another dimension. Great for a cold or rainy night. Thanks so much for sharing and posting at Marvelous Mondays. :)

Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats

Deb@CookingOnTheFrontBurner said...

This looks wonderful Cindy! We just got back from FL and back to the reality of the cold and snow... This will be perfect for us tonight! Deb

Kim Vealey said...

Stopping by from Deb's site...pinning this, it sounds gooooooood!!

Cakelaw said...

This sounds very warming - perfect for the cold weather that you are having.