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Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup Recipe

Use a roasted chicken, fresh lemons & orzo pasta for a quick & tasty dinner with plenty of leftovers. 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10


  • large white or yellow onion diced
  • 3-4  medium carrots diced
  • stalks of celery diced
  • garlic cloves minced
  • 2-3 large lemons
  • 1 whole roasted chicken & can substitute with 2 lbs of uncooked chicken
  • 12 cups  chicken broth
  • 2-3 tbsp Better than Bouillon Chicken Base
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 2 tbsp butter


  1. Heat 2 Tbsp of butter in a large stock put or Dutch oven.
  2. Once butter is melted, add onions, & cook on medium-low while you chop carrots & celery.
  3. Add carrots & celery, stir & cook until onions are translucent.
  4. Add in garlic, lemon zest & juice & stir to combine.
  5. Add in 12 cups of chicken stock, stir to combine & turn up heat to boil.
  6. Next add 3 heaping Tbsp of Better than Bouillon. Stir to fully combine.
  7. As the pot is simmering, add 1/2 to 2/3 cup of dry orzo.
  8. Add in the rough chopped or shredded chicken & simmer approximately 10 - 15 minutes.
  9. Taste the soup! The pasta should be al dente & adjust the lemon flavor to your liking. If you want some additional veggies, add in some spinach.