Chicken-Orzo Soup

Serves: 4 servings
Preparation + Cooking time: 45 minuets
Meal Type: / Low Carb High Fat
Source: www.myrecipes.com

Ingredients:

• 1 (32-ounce) container fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth, divided
• 1/2 cup uncooked orzo
• 2 teaspoons olive oil
• 2/3 cup coarsely chopped carrot
• 1/2 cup coarsely chopped celery
• 1/2 cup chopped onion
• 3/4 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
• 1 1/4 cups water
• 3 fresh parsley sprigs
• 1 fresh thyme sprig
• 4 cups fresh baby spinach
• 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions:
• Bring 1 3/4 cups broth to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add orzo; cook 10 minutes or until done. Drain.
• 2. While orzo cooks, heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add carrot, celery, onion, and chicken; cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in remaining 2 1/4 cups broth, 1 1/4 cups water, parsley, and thyme; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Discard herb sprigs. Add orzo, spinach, juice, salt, and pepper; simmer 1 minute.