Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Chicken Soup for the Soul with a lemony twist.


  • 2 Sticks celery chopped finely

  • 2 medium carrots peeled & chopped finely.

  • 1/2 medium onion chopped

  • 1 tbsp. butter

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic minced

  • 2 tbsp. flour

  • 6 cups chicken broth

  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • 1.5 pounds uncooked chicken breasts

  • 1 cup uncooked orzo

  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice or to taste

  • 1 tbsp. chopped parsley

  • Salt & pepper to taste.


  • In a large soup pot, with the butter and oil over medium-high heat. Sauté the celery, carrots, and onions for 5-7 minutes.

  • Stir in the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds, then add the flour and cook for a few more minutes.

  • Pour in chicken broth and stir until the flour has dissolved, then add the Italian seasoning and chicken.

  • Bring the soup to a boil.

  • Cover the soup , and reduce the heat to simmer for 15 minutes.

  • Add in the orzo continue to simmer it is until cooked through.

  • Add the lemon juice, parsley, and season the soup with salt & pepper as needed.

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