2 cups chicken broth
3 cups warm water
1-2 TBSP miso (more will give stronger miso/soy flavor)
2 cups chopped carrots
1 chopped white onion
2 baked and shredded chicken breasts
1 TBSP basil
1 TBSP thyme
1-3 chopped garlic cloves
1TBSP garlic powder
1-2 bay leaves
1 cup orzo
1) Add the broth, miso, water, chopped veggies, and cooked chicken to crockpot. Note: you could probably add raw chicken and let it cook in the crockpot (and then shred it) but I wanted to have this done before bedtime so I had precooked the chicken as a time saver. My overall crockpot time was 6 hours but if the chicken is raw you’ll probably need closer to 8-10. Just make sure chicken is cooked through, no pink! Also if you don’t want to use the crockpot, just cook chicken first and combine everything on the stove top.
2) Add seasonings! And don’t forget you can modify seasoning to your taste!
3) An hour before the time on the crockpot is up, add the orzo. The orzo will expand and suck up that broth so don’t add too much or it will turn into more of a stew than a soup. If this happens, add a little more chicken broth or water and miso mixture.
4) Make sure orzo is cooked through and you’re done! You can serve immediately, use for leftovers during the week, or freeze some for a later date. I did all of the above.