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Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

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This Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup is a delicious and hearty soup that you could make any night of the week.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Boneless And Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • 1-½ teaspoon Kosher Salt, Plus More To Taste
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper, Plus More To Taste
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil, Divided
  • 1  Yellow Onion, Diced
  • 3  Carrots, Diced
  • 2 stalks Celery, Diced
  • 3 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • ½ teaspoons Dried Thyme
  • ½ teaspoons Dried Rosemary
  • 5-½ cups Chicken Stock
  • ¾ cups Uncooked Orzo
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Italian Parsley, Finely Chopped

Preparation

Dice chicken into bite-size cubes. This is easiest to do if chicken is just slightly frozen. Season chicken cubes with the salt and pepper. Heat a stock pot with 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Add seasoned chicken and cook until well-browned, stirring occasionally, about 8–10 minutes. Once browned, remove from stock pot and set aside, reserving the drippings in the pot.

Add remaining oil to pot. Add onion, carrots, and celery and cook until onion is tender, about 6 minutes. Add garlic and cook for an additional minute, until fragrant. Add thyme, rosemary, chicken stock, and orzo and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium and simmer, uncovered, until orzo and carrots are tender, approximately 10–12 minutes.

Add lemon juice and parsley and stir to combine. Season to taste.

Note: If storing for later, you will likely need to add additional chicken stock upon reheating since the orzo will absorb more liquid if not eaten right away.

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mondaysundaykitchen on 3.29.2018

Looks amazing, perfect for a chilly, raining day!

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Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef on 7.29.2015

So glad you liked it :)

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mary wierenga on 7.26.2015

This is an excellent soup recipe. I made this today- used a rotisserie chicken since I had it ready to go. Also used lemon thyme from my garden along with the lemon juice. Very pleasant taste. Will be taking this to the cottage later this week for some enjoyable lunches!

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