Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

This lemon chicken orzo soup is bone-in chicken, vegetables, and pasta, simmered in a delicious broth. A flavorful soup that requires minimal ingredients and cooks in under an hour!

You can make it as lemony as you like. Makes the best leftovers! It’s comforting and perfect for those colder months.


– chicken thighs and legs – onion  – carrots – celery – garlic – rosemary – chicken bouillon powder – poultry seasoning – lemon – orzo pasta

Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onions, carrots, celery, and rosemary. Season with salt and pepper and cook for 3 minutes while stirring occasionally.

Stir the fresh garlic and cook until fragrant. Add the chicken, chicken bouillon powder, poultry seasoning, and water. Increase the heat to high and bring it to a boil.

Once it comes to a boil, cover, reduce the heat to medium, and cook for 25 minutes. Once done, remove the chicken from the pot and add the orzo.

The orzo takes about 9 minutes to cook. While the orzo cooks, shred or dice the chicken and discard the bones.

Tips and Recipe Variations

- Serve this soup with a salad and cheesy garlic bread for a complete meal. - Add some green chilies or serve with hot sauce to make it spicy.



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