Chicken and Orzo Stew

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This warm and hearty stew will warm your soul on a cold evening. It’s quick and easy to throw together and the leftovers are just as good! With just basic ingredients you my already have on hand, you can make this Chicken and Orzo Stew.

Chicken and Orzo Stew

Chicken and Orzo Stew - the perfect comfort food to warm you up on a cold evening. The leftovers are just as good! | cupcakesandkalechips.com

I’m so excited to share this new recipe with all of you today and I’m even more thrilled to be a recipe contributor for Cupcake & Kale Chips. I met Brianne last year at the Food & Wine Conference in Orlando, Florida. We have kids that are roughly the same age and it was so great to talk with another fellow foodie that went from working full time and having a career to staying home with little ones and blogging for fun. Here we are a year later and we love being home with our kids but would love to make this blogging thing an actual career! I love Brianne’s recipes so I’m honored to be here sharing some of mine with all of her readers!

I love love love soup! These days I’m a big fan of stew as well. Sometimes I like some broth and sometimes I’d rather just have the ingredients within the broth! This recipe was made from things I had on hand in the house and the Orzo helped thicken it into a Stew vs. a Soup. It’s healthy, hearty and filling! I loved this as leftovers too, just keep in mind it thickens even more. The fresh parsley gives it a great flavor.

Chicken and Orzo Stew - the perfect comfort food to warm you up on a cold evening. The leftovers are just as good! | cupcakesandkalechips.com

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Overhead view of two bowls of gluten-free chicken orzo stew on a white marble countertop.

Gluten-Free Chicken Orzo Stew

This warm and hearty Gluten-Free Chicken Orzo Stew recipe will warm up your soul in chilly weather. It's quick and easy to throw together in one pot, and the leftovers are just as good!
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 1 hr
Total: 1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 6 cups

Ingredients

  • 4 carrots, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup white wine or additional chicken broth
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 cup uncooked gluten free orzo
  • 3 tbsp minced fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • In a large soup pan heat the carrots, onions, and olive oil on medium heat. Saute for 2-3 minutes then add in the garlic.
  • Mix around sautéing the veggies for 10 minutes. Slowly add the in the wine scraping the bottom of the pan. Cook for another 10 minutes until wine is gone.
  • Add the broth, parsley and chicken, season with salt and pepper and bring to a slow boil and then add the orzo. Cover and let simmer on low for approximately 10-15 minutes, or until the orzo is tender but still firm (adjust cooking time based on package directions, as needed). Add in the peas and check the orzo, if it's too thick (to your liking) add a little water if not season with more salt and pepper and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve hot!

Notes

This serves great as leftovers but be aware it becomes thicker, add broth or water if you desire, I liked mine as is!
Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Chicken Orzo Stew
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 310 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 641mg27%
Potassium 529mg15%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 7180IU144%
Vitamin C 27.7mg34%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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If you think this sounds delicious you have to check out my recipe for Meatball and Broccoli Rabe Stoup or how about a soup in a Slow Cooker? Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup. Now you will be guaranteed to be warm this winter!

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