Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by sraedemarco

This is a Cooking Light recipe I modified. I substituted store-bought rotisserie chicken and chicken stock in place of making my own. I serve this with some grated Romano cheese on top.

Top Review by regan0912

I am making this tonight, but a little shocked at the nutritional info? I am using just part of a rotisserie chicken from which I have removed the skin and simmered. I am cooling now and am going to skim off the fat. Also reducing the amt of orzo to 1/2 cup.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 1. Heat olive oil in a large dutch oven.
  2. 2. Add carrot, onion, celery, garlic, thyme, lemon rind and salt. Saute over medium heat until vegetables begin to soften.
  3. 3. Add chicken stock and lemon juice. Bring to a boil.
  4. 4. Add chicken and orzo. Simmer until orzo is cooked thru.
  5. 5. Just before serving add parsley. Garnish with black pepper and Romano cheese.

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