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bowl of Chicken Orzo Soup with spoon, green napkin, lemon and parsley
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Chicken Orzo Soup

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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: chicken orzo soup, how to make orzo soup, orzo soup
Servings: 4
Calories: 243kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin


  • 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


  • Heat oil in saucepot over medium-high heat.
  • Cook onion, carrots, celery, ginger, garlic and Italian seasoning until vegetables are tender crisp, 5-7 minutes.
  • Add broth and bring to a boil.
  • Stir in chicken and uncooked pasta and cook, uncovered, until pasta is al dente, about 9 minutes.
  • Stir in parsley and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper, if desired.


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


Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 1355mg | Potassium: 680mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5762IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 2mg