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Lemon Orzo Chicken Soup

Warm up your home with this incredible Lemon Orzo Chicken Soup. It's easy to make, full of flavor, and perfect for busy nights!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon orzo chicken soup, lemon orzo soup
Servings: 4
Calories: 492kcal
Author: Jordan



  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup baby carrots, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 4 cups bone broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1 lemon, juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • olive oil, for cooking


  • Heat a large pot (I love my dutch oven for this) on medium-high heat with 1 tbsp of olive oil. Add the onion, carrots, minced garlic, and dried herbs, and sauté for 5-6 minutes. Add bone broth, water, and bay leaves, simmer on medium heat for 5-10 minutes.
  • Mix in the shredded chicken and orzo and simmer for 10 minutes, until the orzo is tender. Stir in the parsley and lemon juice, then remove the bay leaves, season with salt and pepper, and serve hot with your favorite toasted bread.


  • You can use 1.5 cups of orzo if you want a thicker, heartier soup.


Calories: 492kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 56g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 638mg | Potassium: 266mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2541IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 2mg