Chorizo and Chicken Meatball Soup

barbara lentz


Another great soup full of flavor


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10 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


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  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 2
    chorizo sausages casings removed if present
  • 1
    bulb fennel finely chopped
  • 1 large
    carrot finely chopped
  • 4 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1 medium
    red onion chopped
  • 6 c
    chicken stock
  • 28 oz
    can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 large
    chicken breast ground in food processor or 1/2 pound ground chicken
  • 1 tsp
    ground fennel
  • 2 tsp
    lemon zest
  • 1/2 c
    orzo pasta
  • 1 c
    fresh spinach leaves
  • 1/2 c
    fresh cilantro chopped
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 c
    shredded parmesan

How to Make Chorizo and Chicken Meatball Soup


  1. Add oil to large saucepan over medium heat. Add the fennel, carrot, garlic, and red onion. Saute about 5 minutes. Add the chorizo and cook until chorizo is almost done.
  2. Add chicken stock and tomatoes. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer and simmer 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile mix the chicken with ground fennel and lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper. Add the orzo to soup mix. Drop the chicken mixture by spoonfuls in hot soup. Cook for another 10 minutes or until pasta is cooked.
  4. Stir in the spinach and cilantro. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Top with Parmesan cheese to serve

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About Chorizo and Chicken Meatball Soup

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican

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