For whatever reason I had a craving for kale.  Its dark green, chewy leafy texture sounded so good.  I wanted it in soup, something easy.  I defrosted some homemade chicken broth and got to work.  A high quality chicken sausage paired perfectly with it, and orzo gives it a fancier taste and feel.  Rice works too, but I only wanted to be so healthy, alright?


-4 Cups Chicken Broth
-1 Cup Kale, rinsed and chopped
-1 Cup Orzo, cooked and drained
-2 Chicken Sausages, pre cooked

Homemade chicken broth is always the best, but if not available then purchase a high quality, low sodium broth.  I thawed mine out and it had pieces of chicken breast still in it- which was a nice addition.  You can also throw in any other chopped veggies you have on hand- snap peas, carrots, etc.

Chop kale and slice chicken sausages while broth is warming.

Cook orzo al dente, according to package directions.

Add chicken sausages and kale to the large pot and cook for about 3 minutes, until kale just starts to soften.

Add orzo to the soup, allow to heat through, and serve.

Serve hot and sprinkle grated parmesan cheese on top, if desired.