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This Lemony Chicken Orzo Soup has a wonderfully fresh flavor and is filled with healthy vegetables.

Lemony Chicken Orzo Soup with a wonderful fresh flavor, carrots and spinach.

When cool mornings come to visit, I find myself turning to more and more soup recipes. Is there anything more comforting than a steaming bowl of soup with nice piece of homemade bread or a biscuit?

To make this Lemony Chicken Orzo Soup you will need:

  • chicken
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • red onion
  • carrots
  • celery
  • oregano
  • parsley
  • bay leaf
  • chicken broth (stock or bone broth)
  • frozen spinach
  • orzo
  • lemon
  • Dutch oven

Watch me make this recipe in the video below:

Lemony Chicken Orzo Soup with a wonderful fresh flavor, carrots and spinach.

To begin, sprinkle cubed chicken with salt and pepper.

Cook the chicken with a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat until the chicken is opaque and golden in spots.

When the chicken is cooked, scoop it out into a dish.

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Add diced red onion and additional oil if needed. Cook for about a minute.

dicing carrots and celery on a wood cutting board

Add in diced carrots and celery. Cook until the onions begin to get tender, about 5 minutes.

Add chicken broth, seasonings, and spinach.

pouring chicken broth into soup

Turn up the heat and bring the soup to a boil.

Add uncooked orzo. Cook for 8-10 minutes, or until the orzo is cooked through.

adding orzo to the soup

While the orzo is cooking, zest and juice a lemon.

When the orzo is done, discard the bay leaf and add the lemon zest and juice.

Serve the soup with some crusty bread or Easy Garlic Biscuits.

Enjoy!

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Lemony Chicken Orzo Soup with a wonderful fresh flavor, carrots and spinach.

Lemony Chicken Orzo Soup

Constance Smith – Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Lemony Chicken Orzo Soup with a wonderful fresh flavor, carrots, and spinach.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Entrées – Main Dishes, Soups and Stews
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 215 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb chicken breast, boneless, skinless – cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tb extra virgin olive oil, or other preferred cooking oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 4 stalks celery, diced
  • 4 carrots, diced
  • 4 c chicken broth, or stock, bone broth
  • 1 teaspoon dry oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dry parsley
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 c frozen spinach
  • 1/2 c orzo, uncooked
  • 1 lemon

Instructions
 

  • To begin, sprinkle the cubed chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Cook the chicken with a Tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat until the chicken is opaque and golden in spots.
  • When the chicken is cooked, scoop it out into a dish.
  • Add the diced red onion and additional oil if needed. Cook for about a minute.
  • Add in the diced carrots and celery. Cook until the onions begin to get tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the broth, seasonings, and spinach. Turn up the heat and bring the soup to a boil.
  • Add the uncooked orzo. Cook for 8-10 minutes, or until the orzo is cooked through.
  • While the orzo is cooking, zest and juice a lemon.
  • When the orzo is done, discard the bay leaf and add the lemon zest and juice.
  • Enjoy!

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 215kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 21gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 933mgPotassium: 684mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 10000IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 86mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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