Sicilian Chicken Soup



2 servings



1/2 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 tsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. dried oregano leaves
5 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breast
4 cups water
1/2 cup uncooked orzo
1/2 tsp. salt
1 can (1-3/4 lb.) whole tomatoes, drained and chopped
1/2 cup fresh or
frozen green peas
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. honey
1 tbsp. freshly grated parmesan cheese (optional)


In 2-quart microwave-safe bowl, combine onion, garlic, oil, and oregano. Cover and microwave on medium (50 percent) 1 minute. Add chicken and 2 cups water. Microwave, uncovered, on medium (50 percent) 5 to 6 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken and set aside to cool slightly.

Add orzo, salt, and remaining 2 cups water to mixture in bowl. Microwave, uncovered, on high (100 percent) 7 to 8 minutes, or until orzo is al dente, stirring mixture every 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, peas, black pepper, and honey. Microwave, uncovered, on high (100 %) 4 minutes.

Meanwhile, shred reserved chicken. Stir shredded chicken into soup and divide among serving bowls. (If making ahead, cool soup, cover, and refrigerate.) Sprinkle parmesan cheese over each bowl, if desired, and serve.

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1 Recipe Reviews


dimplegoof reviewed Sicilian Chicken Soup on June 24, 2010

Delicious and simple. I've made it 3-4 times already.

I found this dish while searching the web for microwave meals. My stove/oven had died (at Thanksgiving) and I needed to use the microwave for all cooking. Frankly, I am "thankful" my stove was kaput - otherwise, I wouldn't have stumbled on this wonderful soup.