Lemon Chicken Soup with Orzo Recipe

Comforting and light, this Lemon Chicken Soup with Orzo is ready in about 30 minutes! Perfect for a chilly weeknight dinner with family!

Lemon Chicken Soup with Orzo Recipe

Recipes by: thechunkychef.com

Servings: 6 servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of fat
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 4 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup dried orzo pasta, uncooked
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 sprig fresh oregano
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp fresh parsley, minced

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter to a large dutch oven or stockpot and heat over medium heat. Season chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper. Add chicken to dutch oven and cook 3-4 minutes per side, until golden brown and cooked through. Set chicken aside on a plate. READ MORE