Thursday, November 19, 2015

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

When we had a cold spell last week and decided to make up my own version of chicken soup.  All three kids gobbled it up.  We only had one bowl of leftovers!! 
2 tbsp olive oil
1 container of Mirapoux
2 cloves of garlic, minced
3 cups cooked and shredded chicken breast
7-8 cups chicken broth
1tbsp thyme
1 tbsp oregano
Salt & Pepper to taste
4 tbsp butter
4 tbsp flour
3 cups of half & half
juice from 2 lemons
8 oz orzo, cooked
In a large dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium heat.  Add Mirapoux and cook for 10-15 minutes or until onion has softened.  Add garlic and cook for another 5 minutes.  Add chicken, thyme, oregano, salt, pepper, and broth.  Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.   Add lemon juice.  In separate pot, melt butter and add flour to make a roux.  Add half & half slowly stirring constantly.  When thickened,  add to soup.  Add cooked orzo.  Simmer to let all flavors combine.  Serve with Parmesan Crostini.

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