Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup This Mediterranean-inspired soup of lemon chicken orzo is really flavorful! Made with just a few ingredients, this soup is warm and comforting and will brighten any day.

Five minutes for preparation
35 minutes for cooking
Forty minutes in total

Ingredients For Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup:

  • One tablespoon of olive oil
  • One medium-sized chopped carrot
  • 2–3 chopped celery stalks
  • One medium leek, cut thinly, only the white and light green sections
  • Two big chopped garlic cloves
  • Six cups (1.5 litres) chicken broth
  • Two hen breasts, approximately ¾ pound or 350 grams
  • One cup (225 grams) of orzo
  • Juice from a single little lemon
  • Thirty grams or one cup fresh dill, cut finely
  • To taste, add salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Instructions For Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup:

  1. In a stock pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil and sauté the carrots and celery for four to five minutes over medium heat.
  2. After cooking the leek for two to three minutes, add the garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  3. Add the chicken breasts and chicken stock after that. After bringing to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, covered loosely, for fifteen minutes.
  4. Remove the cooked chicken from the oven and place it on a platter. To prevent the orzo from sticking to the bottom of the saucepan, add it to the pot and cook for ten minutes, stirring from time to time.
  5. In the meantime, use two forks to shred the chicken. Once the orzo is cooked, return the chicken shreds to the pot along with the fresh dill and lemon juice.
  6. Taste and adjust the seasoning, then serve right away with your preferred crusty bread, if preferred.


Notes and suggestions for the recipe:

  • To make this soup even more filling, stir in some additional vegetables. Parsnips, potatoes, and peas are all excellent choices.
  • The soup can be served with your preferred crusty bread or garlic bread, but it’s substantial enough to constitute a dinner on its own.
  • For added flavour, top each bowl with a small amount of freshly grated Parmesan cheese right before serving.
  • To allow everyone to squeeze as much fresh lemon juice as they’d like, serve the soup with extra slices of lemon.
  • This recipe for orzo soup also works well with fresh parsley, rosemary, and thyme.


Reasons to adore this soup of lemon chicken orzo:

  • This soup is incredibly simple to make and will warm you right through.
  • The soup is full of healthy vegetables, lean chicken for protein, and orzo to make it a whole meal.
  • The flavours are amazing and raise the bar for what is considered to be chicken soup!

Details about Nutrition: Produced Six Servings at a Size of One Unit Each: 241 calories7g of total fatTwo grams of saturated fatTrans Fat: 0 grams Five grams of unsaturated fat41 mg of cholesterol 447 milli grams of sodium23g of carbohydrates 1g of fibre5g of sugar21g of protein
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