I adopted this recipe from Mean Chef, who described it as "quick easy and delicious." I agreeit's simple to make, very yummy, and reasonably filling. It makes a good, light meal.
1Cook orzo in pot of boiling salted water until just tender.
3Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat.
4Add onion, garlic, and chiles.
5saute until onion begins to brown, about 4 minutes.
6Add chicken; saute 1 minute.
7Add broth, lime juice, and tomato.
8Simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 3 minutes.
9Mix in orzo, then chopped cilantro.
10Season soup with salt and pepper.
11Ladle soup into 4 bowls.
12Garnish with cilantro sprigs.
| 45 min | 20 min prep |
Add 1 1/2 t. ground cumin and a dash of chili powder, some corn, and salsa if it seems too bland for you. Chop everything instead of slicing and add more orzo to thicken it a bit
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (450g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4|
|Calories from Fat: 23 (12%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 2.6g||3 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.4g||2 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 1.1g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.6g|
|Cholesterol 38.4mg||12 %|
|Sodium 717.4mg||25 %|
|Potassium 559.6mg||15 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 31.1g||9 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1.4g||5 %|
|Sugars, other 29.7g|
|Protein 13g||19 %|
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Calories per serving: 198
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