Chicken Lemon Orzo Soup

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A modern take on chicken noodle soup, this Chicken Lemon Orzo Soup is full of juicy chicken, heart-healthy vegetables and a delightful lemony broth!

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Chicken Lemon Orzo Soup

We all love the comfort of chicken noodle soup…it’s good for the soul, good for the tummy and all that jazz!

This Chicken Lemon Orzo Soup reminds me a lot of Chicken Noodle Soup. It has the three popular vegetables in most soups – onions, celery and carrots (aka mirepoix), it’s loaded with shredded juicy chicken, and filled with orzo pasta (that cool pasta that looks like rice but is actually pasta) – all in a fresh and lemony chicken broth.

A modern take on chicken noodle soup, this Chicken Lemon Orzo Soup is full of juicy chicken, heart-healthy vegetables and a delightful lemony broth!

Better than a spoonful of sugar to help you feel good!

A modern take on chicken noodle soup, this Chicken Lemon Orzo Soup is full of juicy chicken, heart-healthy vegetables and a delightful lemony broth!

If you’re a soup fan like I am and want to change things around this week, try this recipe and you’ll feel so much comfort and joy from this warm bowl of yumminess!

A modern take on chicken noodle soup, this Chicken Lemon Orzo Soup is full of juicy chicken, heart-healthy vegetables and a delightful lemony broth!

And if you still want Chicken Noodle Soup, I’ve got your covered with that recipe, and three other amazing similar recipes:

  1. Vegetarian Lemon Rice Soup
  2. Vegetarian Chickpea Pasta Soup
  3. Vegetarian Sweet Potato Chili

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A modern take on chicken noodle soup, this Chicken Lemon Orzo Soup is full of juicy chicken, heart-healthy vegetables and a delightful lemony broth!
Chicken Lemon Orzo Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
A modern take on chicken noodle soup, this Chicken Lemon Orzo Soup is full of juicy chicken, heart-healthy vegetables and a delightful lemony broth!
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken soup, lemon chicken
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 207 kcal
Author: Yumna Jawad
Ingredients
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2-3 small bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp butter or olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 large carrots peeled, halved lengthwise and finely sliced
  • 3 celery stalks small diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ tsp dried rosemary
  • 3/4 cup orzo pasta
  • Juice of 1-2 lemons to taste
  • Fresh parsley
Instructions
  1. In a large pot or dutch oven, place the chicken thighs and about 8-10 cups of boiling water along with the bay leaf.
  2. I also like to add the leaves of the celery sticks and the outside layers of the peeled carrots to the broth. Bring the contents of the pot to a rolling boil, then lower the heat to medium and cook for 30 minutes.
  3. Drain the broth to remove the chicken, bay leaf, and celery leaves and carrots, if used, and set the broth aside.
  4. Shred the chicken meat with two forks or using your hands; and set aside.
  5. In the same pot, heat the butter, add the onions, carrots, celery, garlic, rosemary, and salt and pepper to taste. Saute for a few minutes until the vegetables soften.
  6. Pour the chicken broth into the pot, then stir in the shredded chicken and the Orzo.
  7. Reduce heat to low and simmer until Orzo is tender, about 10-15 minutes.
  8. Stir in lemon juice and parsley and enjoy warm!
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Lemon Orzo Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 207 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 86mg 4%
Potassium 468mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 70.9%
Vitamin C 4.2%
Calcium 2.8%
Iron 4.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    Zainab
    October 25, 2018 at 11:32 am

    Just made this and it makes me want to stay home all day and cozy up with this delicious soup!!

  • Reply
    Amal mackie
    January 19, 2018 at 9:15 am

    I have tried all your delicious soup recipes. Yet this Orzo lemon has exceeded my expectations. Super delicious.

    • Reply
      Yumna Jawad
      January 19, 2018 at 12:21 pm

      Thank you! It’s one of my favorites too!

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