With cold wind, rain, and snow it's no wonder I've been craving soup! Except I hate the fact that canned soup has so much sodium, preservatives, and calories. Don't believe me? Just checkout this article on canned soup by Shape. However, not everyone has the luxury to make grandma's home-style chicken noodle soup from scratch. So, in the hour leading up to the Super Bowl Parker and I decided to kill some time and make this healthy alternative to canned soup. My inspiration came from MyRecipes but changed it up a little to simplify the process.
4 cups water
3 cups low- sodium chicken stock
1 cup diced chicken
2/3 cup uncooked orzo
1 can diced tomatoes (no salt added)
1 can cannellini beans
1 tsp white wine vinegar
garlic, onion, parsley,oregano
and black pepper to taste
Fill soup pot with water and stock and let heat. Meanwhile, open your cans (drain the beans, but not the tomatoes!) and dice your chicken. Parker had the ah-ha moment when he used a pizza roller to dice the chicken. It was so much easier that sitting there chopping it up with a knife. Give it a try and let me know what you think! Add chicken, beans, tomatoes, and spices into the pot and let it come to a boil. Add orzo and keep at a boil until orzo is cooked (about 9-10 minutes). Remove from heat and serve or store in Tupperware for later. Enjoy!