Chicken soup with orzo and poached eggs

Chicken soup with orzo and poached eggs

15 mins Prep · 45 mins Cook

A steaming bowl of chicken soup is not only healthy but also comforting. The orzo gives it texture while the poached eggs adds extra protein to this nutritious dish

Created by Spinneys
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes
Serves 4
Cuisine British
Special Occasion Easter
Diet Family Friendly
Preparation Easy
Nutrition (per serving)
Calories 287
Fat 15g
Saturates 3g
Protein 24g
Carbs 15g
Sugars 2g
Given the cook-at-home nature of Spinneys and natural variations in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details

Cooking Instructions

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Rinse and thinly slice the leeks and celery.


Heat the oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pot over a medium heat.


Add the leek and celery and cook, stirring often, until soft, approx. 5-8 minutes.


Add the skinless and boneless chicken and stock and season with the salt and freshly ground black pepper.


Bring to a boil, cover, reduce the heat, and simmer until the chicken is cooked through, approx. 15-20 minutes.


Carefully crack the eggs into the broth and poach for 6 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.


Transfer the chicken to a plate and allow to cool, then shred into bite-sized pieces.


Meanwhile, bring the broth to a boil.


Add the orzo and cook until al dente, approx. 8-10 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat.


Chop the dill and parsley.


Stir the chicken pieces and most of the herbs into the broth.


Ladle the soup into four bowls and sprinkle over the remaining dill and parsley.


Top each bowl with a poached egg and serve.