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bowl of Chicken Orzo Soup with spoon, green napkin, lemon and parsley
Chicken Orzo Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Our homemade Chicken Orzo Soup is a bowl full of comfort food. Brimming with lemon flavor and a hint of fresh ginger, our chicken and orzo soup recipe is easy to make and will be on your table in just 30 minutes.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: chicken orzo soup, how to make orzo soup, orzo soup
Servings: 4
Calories: 243 kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin
Ingredients
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • 2 Tbs. minced fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 tsp. dried Italian seasoning
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken
  • 2/3 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 3 Tbs. lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in saucepot over medium-high heat.
  2. Cook onion, carrots, celery, ginger, garlic and Italian seasoning until vegetables are tender crisp, 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add broth and bring to a boil.
  4. Stir in chicken and uncooked pasta and cook, uncovered, until pasta is al dente, about 9 minutes.
  5. Stir in parsley and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper, if desired.
Recipe Notes

Makes 6 cups/4 servings

Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips

  • Replace the italian seasoning with dried oregano or dried marjoram 
  • Stir in your favorite baby greens
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Orzo Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 243 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 1355mg59%
Potassium 680mg19%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 5762IU115%
Vitamin C 40mg48%
Calcium 84mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.