Ultimate Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup For Dinner



Comforting, easy, and best lemon chicken orzo soup is the one you will love for a cozy dinner. This creamy lemon chicken orzo soup is very filling with shredded chicken, orzo and veggies make this soup the best ever!




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Cozy dinner ideas are great and this large pot of lemon chicken orzo soup is the perfect comforting dinner which is easy, filling, healthy, and delicious!


Orzo is rice-shaped pasta and you have to trust me, its nothing different to cook with. Just like regular pasta that we cook, this pasta too cooks up quickly and soaks the broth of the soup.


If you fancy making the famous Panera Bread soup at home then this recipe is very easy and you will love how easy it is to fix a cozy, comforting, thick, creamy, and hot bowl of chicken noodle soup like this in no time.


top view of a white bowl with lemon orzo soup


Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Orzo is a tiny rice-shaped pasta that is very quick to cook compared to rice and when added to soup makes the soup very filling.


When the weather gets chilly the best dinner that comes to mind is a bowl of hot comforting chili or soup, that's when this chicken orzo soup is the best choice for you.

What goes in lemon chicken soup with orzo?


The ingredients that make this orzo soup are here:
Spices/Herbs are these:
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Flour
  • Lemon Juice
  • Garlic
  • Parsley
  • Chicken Stock/ Vegetable Stock
  • Orzo
  • Chicken
  • Choice of veggies(Onion,carrot,celery,spinach)

ingredients list for lemon chicken orzo soup

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How to make easy chicken orzo soup?

Step1:  In a dutch oven/pot, add oil, when the oil is hot, add garlic, onion, carrot, and saute till onion turns soft.
ingredients to make lemon orzo soup - add oil,garlic,onion,carrot
Step2:  Add celery and saute further for a few seconds till all the veggies are soft.
Add flour and saute further. Make sure the flour does not burn.


Next, add the stock and mix everything well.
how to make lemon chicken orzo soup - add celery,flour,stock
Step3:  Let it come to boil then add the spices, chicken, orzo, and mix well.
Cover the pan and let it simmer for 10 mins or a little more till the pasta is cooked.
Mix once or twice to make sure the pasta does not stick to the bottom of the pan.
steps to make chicken orzo soup - add salt,pepperpowder,italian seasoning,chicken,orzo

Step4:  Next add the lemon juice, parsley, and spinach and cook further for another 5 mins till the spinach wilts.
Serve warm.
steps to make orzo soup - add lemon juice,parsley,spinach
a spoon scooping chicken orzo soup in a white pot
a soup ladle with chicken orzo soup with spinach,carrot and celery

Tip's  to make this chicken orzo soup:

  • If you leave orzo in soup for a long time before serving, then the pasta will drink all the liquid of the soup. So you will have to adjust the stock/broth in soup accordingly.
  • If you are adding rotisserie chicken by shredding or any precooked chicken by shredding, then add the chicken and orzo to the soup at the same time and do not overcook the pasta and chicken.
  • Keep a watch on salt added in soup by opting for unsalted broth/stock.
  • This soup freezes well. f you wish to freeze this soup then do not add orzo to the soup when you freeze the soup, instead, add orzo after you have thawed the soup and give the soup a boil with orzo.
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bread dipped in thick creamy chicken orzo soup




Ultimate Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup For Dinner

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Ultimate Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup For Dinner
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Savory Bites Recipes
Prep Time:: 10 MinCook Time:: 15 MinTotal Time:: 25 Min
Comforting, easy, and best lemon chicken orzo soup is the one you will love for a cozy dinner. This creamy lemon chicken orzo soup is very filling with shredded chicken, orzo and veggies make this soup the best ever!

Ingredients

  • 1.5 Cup Chicken, cooked, shredded
  • 3/4 Cup Orzo, uncooked
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion, small, chopped
  • 2 Celery, stalks, diced
  • 2 Carrot, small, chopped
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, chopped/minced
  • 1/2 Cup Spinach
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 2.5 Tbsp Flour
  • Salt and Black Pepper Powder
  • 3.5 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 1.5 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1.5 tsp Parsley,dried

Instructions

  1. In a dutch oven/pot, add oil, when the oil is hot, add garlic, onion, carrot, celery and saute till the veggies are soft.
  2. Add flour and saute on low flame. 
  3. Make sure the flour does not burn.
  4. Next, add the stock and let it come to a boil.
  5. Add chicken, orzo and mix well. Cover the pot and let it simmer for 10mins.
  6. Once a while stirring the soup to make sure the orzo does not stick to the bottom of the pot.
  7. Add lemon juice, spinach, and parsley and mix again. 
  8. Cook further for another 5mins.
  9. Serve the soup while its warm.

Notes:

If you leave orzo in soup for a long time before serving, then the pasta will drink all the liquid of the soup. So you will have to adjust the stock/broth in soup accordingly. 
If you are adding rotisserie chicken by shredding or any precooked chicken by shredding, then add the chicken and orzo to the soup at the same time and do not overcook the pasta and chicken. 
Keep a watch on salt added in soup by opting for unsalted broth/stock. You can substitute for orzo in this soup with Acini Di Pepe, Arborio, Couscous, Quinoa. 
These options work well as substitutes for orzo. This soup freezes well. f you wish to freeze this soup then do not add orzo to the soup when you freeze the soup, instead, add orzo after you have thawed the soup and give the soup a boil with orzo.

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Calories
392.89
Fat (grams)
14.73
Sat. Fat (grams)
2.98
Carbs (grams)
43.87
Fiber (grams)
3.52
Net carbs
40.34
Sugar (grams)
4.82
Protein (grams)
21.05
Sodium (milligrams)
1030.52
Cholesterol (grams)
51.95
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