It was 90 degrees just 2 days ago, then we had a cold rainy, dreary 2 days. Absolutely confusing weather. Meanwhile, I am in the process of giving 3 different business entities better focus. It is a little confusing and I considered it for a long time. After 13 years of having all the adventures under one roof, it is time to separate them so that we will gain a more focused audience and collaborate better with others.
I was also nursing a cold and 3 days of high fever. It was the kind of week that just screamed for chicken noodle soup, but without the noodles, or rice, or potatoes, it's just chicken soup, and not nearly as satisfying.
The rain had brought with it some fallen lemons on the ground. The parsley patch that Bunny likes to hide in was flourishing so how about lemon chicken orzo soup? The light version; a bright, lemony broth that's comforting with just enough orzo to satisfy.
We ended up having this chicken soup 2 nights in a row, and a cold that got significantly better. Sometimes, you've got to listen to your body, slow down and pay attention to what mother nature and Bunny is telling you. Ha! Pick some lemons and parsley!
This is the simplified 5-ingredient version. You may add celery, pasta or even corn to it. Whatever you fancy.
1 chicken breast
Vegetables. Carrots, celery, potatoes, corn. Anything you fancy.
1/3 cup of orzo or pasta.
Water or chicken stock.
In a soup pot, bring to boil chicken breast, carrots, orzo and water or chicken broth.
Remove chicken breast. Shred and return to pot.
Add lemon slices, salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with chopped parsley.