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Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

This Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup jam-packed with fresh vegetables, tender chicken, and enveloped with a lemon broth. It's a delicious, one pot meal that is easy to whip up and full of flavor!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken recipe, lemon recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 259kcal


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ white onion diced
  • 3 carrots peeled and diced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 8 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups shredded chicken I used the shredded rotisserie chicken that you can find near the deli section of your grocery store
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¾ cup dry orzo
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice juice from about 1 lemon
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves


  • In a medium pot, heat oil. Add in onion and saute for about 2 minutes.
  • Add in carrots and garlic, stirring to sauté. Add chicken broth, shredded chicken, thyme, and bay leaf. Stir to combine.
  • Bring mixture to a boil. Then, cover and simmer for about 30 minutes.
  • Add dry orzo, cover, and cook for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, add lemon juice and spinach. Stir to combine. Serve immediately.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 558mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5583IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg