Filled with veggies, pasta, and beans, this is a great Chicken Meatball Soup with Pasta recipe, sure to become a family favorite year round. Try this recipe today!
Combine the ground chicken, parmesan and breadcrumbs in a bowl. Form the meat mixture into small 1” meatballs (about 20).
Heat 1 tbs. of the olive oil over medium heat in a large pot.
Brown the meatballs in the pot for 2-3 minutes per side. You may need to work in 2 batches.
Place the meatballs on a paper towel-lined plate to the side.
Add the additional one tablespoon of olive oil to the pot. Add the onion and carrots, cook about 3-4 minutes, until soft.
Add the dried basil and cook for 30 seconds.
Add the chicken stock, water, and bay leaves and bring to a boil.
Add the meatballs and orzo and simmer for 10-12 minutes until the pasta and meatballs are fully cooked. Meatballs should register 165 degrees on an instant-read thermometer.
Add the beans and spinach and cook until spinach is wilted. Serve.