Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup


Chilly days call for this soul-warming lemon chicken orzo soup recipe–the ultimate comforting soup. Go in, bowl after bowl of this easy-to-make goodness that’s a must-have during these colder months.


– Chicken Thigh – Chicken broth – Ghee – Carrot – Celery – Fresh Dill – Fresh Thyme – Orzo – Onion – Garlic – Bay Leaf – Lemon – Salt and Pepper

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup 


3 people




50 minutes



Season chicken with kosher salt and pepper. Set aside.

1: Season Chicken

In a dutch oven over medium-high heat, add ghee. Once melted, add onion, celery, and carrot. Sauté for 4 minutes then add garlic and thyme.

2: Make Mirepoix

Scoop sautéed mixture to one side of the pot and add chicken. Cook until no longer pink. Add bay leaves and broth. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer. Cook for 35 minutes.

3: Add Chicken

Remove chicken thighs and place on a plate. Shred chicken into thick pieces and discard bones.

4. Shred Chicken

Return chicken to pot and add orzo. Cook for 7-8 minutes or until orzo is tender. Season to taste with kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper.

5. Add Orzo

Fish out bay leaves and stir in lemon juice and dill. Adjust taste with kosher salt and black pepper, if necessary.

6. Lemon Juice + Dill

Ladle into bowls and garnish with a fresh grind of pepper, leftover fresh dill and lemon wedges. Serve immediately.


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