Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup


A quick and straightforward homemade  chicken and pasta soup that's nice, lightweight and satisfying and simply filled with the brightness of summer with the contemporary lemon, parsley and a touch of tarragon!

With the colder weather I actually have been considering soups additional and that i thought that i'd begin out with this nice and hearty, lightweight and bright lemon chicken pasta soup. This soup is basically a strive against a chicken noodle soup victimisation pasta because the ‘noodle’ and it emphasizes brightness by the utilization of juice and zest along side lots of contemporary parsley. additionally, i prefer to feature slightly of thyme for a few earthiness and a touch of tarragon that absolutely enhances the brilliant flavours of the soup and adds a touch of the exotic with its anise-y and vanilla-y undertones! This soup is pure nutrient that's completely superb on a chilly winter day, it’s hot, filling and it adds a touch of estival sunshine to your day! What’s even higher is that it takes but half-hour to create and it'll work into your New Year’s diet resolutions!

I like to start out this soup off with a full chicken to create my very own stock so use the boiled chickens meat within the soup itself however it’s additionally nice, then abundant faster and easier to create, with pre-made stock and pre-cooked chicken! Either approach you create it, be prepared for a happy expertise of sunshine and healthy comfort in an exceedingly bowl!


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
  • 4 cups chicken broth or chicken stock
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup orzo (gluten free for gluten free)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon (zest and juice)
  • 1 tablespoon tarragon, chopped (optional)
  • 1 handful parsley, chopped


  1. Heat the oil in a large stock pot over medium-high heat, add the onions, carrot and celery and cook until tender, about 8-10 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and thyme and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
  3. Add the chicken broth or stock, chicken and orzo, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the orzo is just tender, about 5 minutes.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste and mix in the, lemon juice, zest, tarragon and parsley.
Recipe From : Closetcooking

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