Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup Recipe
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1 Review
Try this light and lemony homemade chicken soup for dinner tonight.
20 min
Prep Time
50 min
Total Time
8 servings

Ingredients

1
Half Stick (1/4 cup) Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt
8 ounces
boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 medium (3/4 cup)
carrot, chopped
1 small (3/4 cup)
onion, chopped
2 ribs (3/4 cup)
celery, chopped
2 tablespoons
freshly grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon
cracked black pepper
1 teaspoon
chopped fresh thyme leaves
32 ounces (4 cups)
chicken broth
1 tablespoon
fresh lemon juice
 
4 cups
water
1 teaspoon
salt
1 cup
uncooked orzo pasta
 
Thinly sliced lemon slices, if desired
Chopped parsley, if desired

Directions

  1. Melt Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt in saucepan over medium-high heat just until sizzling. Add chicken; cook, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink. Add carrot, onion, celery, lemon zest, black pepper and thyme. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3-5 minutes or until vegetables are crisply tender. Add chicken broth and lemon juice; cook until mixture comes to a boil. Continue cooking until vegetables are tender. Reduce heat to low.
  2. Bring water and salt to a boil in large saucepan. Add orzo; cook 9-11 minutes or until orzo is softened but slightly firm. Drain.
  3. Place 1/3 cup cooked orzo into bottom of each soup bowl. Ladle soup over orzo. Top each bowl with lemon slice and chopped parsley, if desired.

Recipe Tips

The cooked orzo is added just before serving. If added to the soup earlier, it will absorb too much of the broth and become mushy.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
220
Cholesterol
45mg
Carbohydrates
17g
Protein
15g
Fat
10g
Sodium
1150mg
Dietary Fiber
2g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

Excellent! I did add a few more carrots! So good on a cold night!

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