Emeril’s Chicken Soup

A hearty chicken soup with minced garlic and orzo pasta that will go great with any dish or as a standalone dish

  • Servings: 12
  • Cook Time: 45 Min
  • Main Ingredient: Chicken


  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 cups onion (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cups celery (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cups carrots (sliced)
  • 2 tsp. Emeril's® Original Essence
  • 2 tsp. garlic (minced)
  • 2 qt. Emeril's® Organic Chicken Stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup orzo pasta


Heat oil in a large, heavy pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, carrots, Essence and cook, stirring over medium-high heat until vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add Stock, water, pepper and bay leaf. Stir well and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, for 35 minutes. Add orzo and stir well. Simmer until pasta is cooked through. Remove the pot from the heat. Ladle into bowls and serve. Makes 10 cups, serving 8 to 12