chicken and orzo stew

Chicken and Orzo Stew

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!
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken dinner recipes, comfort food, kid friendly, stew
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 cups
Calories 310kcal
Author Tammi @ Momma's Meals


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


  • 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 30 minutes. 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!


This serves great as leftovers but be aware it becomes thicker, add broth or water if you desire, I liked mine as is!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 641mg | Potassium: 529mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 7180IU | Vitamin C: 27.7mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1.9mg