Chicken and Orzo Skillet, Potato Soup

I don’t know if this is a very cheap meal. I just know I had some chicken I needed to use up and orzo in the pantry. If I was to make this again, I’d add more orzo and less chicken.

Chicken and Orzo Skillet

  • 1lb chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1-2 T Olive Oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup uncooked orzo
  • 1 c chicken broth or water
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • Parmesan Cheese for serving

Saute chicken and onion in olive oil until cooked through, 5-6 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1-2 minutes more. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 15-20 minutes or until orzo is tender and liquid is mostly absorbed. Sprinkle with parmesan.


For dinner tonight we’re having an easy crock pot soup. I usually make this one on the stovetop, but it’s easy to make in the slow cooker too. This is a basic recipe that can be tweaked according to what you feel like eating–make it southwest style by adding red peppers and corn, throw in any other veggies you like!

Potato Soup

  • 2 large potatoes, divided
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp celery seed
  • 1-2 cups milk
  • 2-3 strips crisp cooked bacon
  • Parmesan cheese to serve

Chop most of the potatoes into small pieces and place in a crock pot. Grate roughly 1/4 of a potato and add to the pot–this will make the soup thicker. Add the carrots, celery and onion. Cover the vegetables with water and season with salt, pepper and celery seed. Turn crock pot to high and cook for about 4 hours or until vegetables are tender. Add milk to desired consistency and heat through. If desired, sprinkle with bacon and parmesan.

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