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Healing Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup Recipe 

 October 13, 2020

Written By Kristina

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Everybody loves chicken noodle soup. The salty broth, the contrast between soft and crunchy veggies, and those healing hot vapors that are reminiscent of a warm fire on a chill, dreary day. A timeless, Fall and Winter staple no doubt.

But these seasons can be long, and creating new variations in your favorite soups is an important aspect of keeping things fresh.

That's why we created a lemon chicken orzo soup that replaces noodles with orzo, adds a few new spices and provides that same healing quality with a completely new taste.

Let us know what you think 🙂

Enjoy!


Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Lemony, healthy, hearty, super refreshing 30 minute lemon chicken orzo recipe
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American, greek
Servings 5 people

Equipment

  • 1 Large Pot
  • 1 Frying Pan (medium-large)

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Lb chicken thighs boneless, skinless
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 whole carrots (large) peeled and diced
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 stalk celery diced
  • 5 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup orzo uncooked
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp thyme dried
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 lemon juice and zest

Instructions
 

  • First, wash and dry your chicken. Cut into 1-inch chunks, and season with salt and pepper.
  • In a medium-large frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add your chicken chunks, and cook until lightly browned. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  • Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a large pot, and add the onion, garlic, celery and carrots. Stir and cook over medium heat for 3-4 minutes, until tender. Add the dried thyme and lemon zest, and cook for 1 more minute.
  • Add the broth, bay leaf, and 1 cup water to the pot, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add the orzo, cooked chicken and rosemary sprig.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the orzo is cooked through.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy.
Keyword Greek Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup, Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Steps


1) First, wash and dry your chicken. Cut into 1-inch chunks, and season with salt and pepper.

2) In a medium frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add your chicken chunks, and cook until lightly browned. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

3) Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a large pot, and add the onion, garlic, celery and carrots. Stir and cook on medium heat for 3-4 minutes, until tender. Add the dried thyme and lemon zest, and cook for 1 more minute.

4) Add the broth, bay leaf, and 1 cup water to the pot, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add the orzo, cooked chicken and rosemary sprig.

5) Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the orzo is cooked through.

6) Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste.

7) Serve immediately and enjoy.

Concluding


Nothing extravagant about it, just simple, delicious, healing soup recipe we love. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to leave a comment below. 

Cheers,

Kristina

About the author

Kristina is a world-traveling foodie whose mission is to explore and recreate the most delicious cuisine. While still an avid traveler, Kristina has taken culinary refuge in the great country of the Czech Republic. When she isn't nannying or exploring the beautiful city of Prague, she's sharing her favorite recipes on the web.

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