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Bacon Chicken Orzo Soup

This Bacon Chicken Orzo Soup is simple to make, hearty and perfect for any night of the week!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken orzo soup, chicken soup, homemeade soup, orzo soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 456kcal
Author Jenny
Cost $20


  • soup pot
  • cutting board
  • chef knife


  • 1 pound dry orzo
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped white onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 64 ounces reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 0.7 ounce packet Italian Dressing Seasoning mix
  • 4-5 cups Rotisserie Chicken shredded
  • 1 cup crumbled bacon pieces
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped parsley leaves or 1/4 cup dried


  • Fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese


  • Cook orzo according to package direction, but cook it 1 less minute than stated. Drain and set aside.
  • Place olive oil in large pot over medium heat. Saute onion, celery and garlic, stirring and cooking until softened. I let this cook for a good 10 minutes, stirring often. Stir in chicken broth, Italian Dressing Seasoning mix, chicken, bacon and parsley. Stir and cook until hot. Reduce heat to low, stir in cooked orzo and let simmer until ready to serve. Season with salt and pepper according to your liking. Garnish each bowl with some fresh grated Parmesan Cheese.


Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 934mg | Potassium: 342mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2030IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg