Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Orzo is a short grain pasta that I think is absolutely perfect for soup.  They are slightly larger than a grain of rice in size and go great with veggies or meat.  In this soup I have a bit of both in carrots and celery and also chicken sausage.

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I think the star of this soup however is the lemon.  This recipe has very little ingredients and in this case it is a good thing.  The lemon taste comes through as  the citric acid  hits my tongue with that hint of sour that offsets and gives the soup a much more lively taste.  After a bowl of this I feel satisfied and am not quenching anything sweet or sour for hours.  The kids really like this soup, and smaller kids have no problem handling a spoonful of orzo (whereas other pastas might present some issues).  The added Carrots and celery give it a little crunch in texture.

Enjoy and please leave a comment on what you think . Also check out delicious Thai Lemongrass Soup  and Vegetable Noodle Soup with Avocado

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 Lb of Chicken Sausage , casing removed
  • 2 Cups of Uncooked Orzo
  • 1 - 2 Whole Lemon Juice
  • 3 Carrots, chopped
  • 1 Whole Bunch of Celery, chopped
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 Shallots
  • 32 Ounces of Chicken Broth - Low Sodium
  • 32 Ounces of Vegetable Broth - Low Sodium
  • Salt/Pepper to taste
  • 2 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • Dry celery
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Cook and stir carrots, celery, and onion in hot oil until soften for about 8 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and shallots, cook for about 1 minute.
  4. Add chicken sausage and cook for about 3 minutes then add broth. Bring to a simmer and cook until the chicken is cooked through for about 25 minutes
  5. Meanwhile, cook Orzo separately according to packaging. Drain and put aside
  6. Add lemon juice, salt/pepper
  7. Place orzo and soup in a bowl. Sprinkle with dry celery

 

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28 Comments

  • Reply Russ R. Sep 4, 2015 at 11:15 am

    The name of this recipe already sounds soooo good, I bet it tastes even better. I’m excited to try this recipe at home. It’s healthy and it looks filling, too!

  • Reply Robin (Masshole Mommy) Sep 4, 2015 at 11:19 am

    That sounds super tasty! I love a bowl of soup on a cold winter day – actually, I crave it when it’s cold out. I can’t wait to try this.

  • Reply bloggingmom Sep 4, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    my mouth is watering over this and these other ones that were suggested as related posts… i am adding this site to my favorites bar! love!

  • Reply Alli Sep 4, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    My favorite thing about fall is the beginning of soup weather! This one looks like a keeper! Yum!

  • Reply Jeanette Sep 4, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    I attempted to make something like this a while back and it SOO didn’t turn out. This one looks much easier and am going to try this one out it looks delicious!

  • Reply Chubskulit Rose Sep 4, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    This looks super delicious. I havenever tried making anything with orzo but I love preparing chicken dishes.

  • Reply Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle Sep 4, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    Yum! I love chicken and noodle soup, and using lemon and orzo is a great idea.

  • Reply meunfinished Sep 5, 2015 at 2:37 am

    Not only does it look delicious, but it appears to be very easy to make! I cannot wait to try this recipe! Thanks :)

  • Reply tammileetips Sep 5, 2015 at 4:12 am

    It is finally soup season almost!! My husband loves to take soup for his lunch in the winter and the fall.

  • Reply Katarina K Sep 5, 2015 at 7:54 am

    Oh, I always look for this kind of food for myself – easy and delicious. I have to try this recipe asap!

  • Reply Mykidsguide Sep 5, 2015 at 10:25 am

    That looks delicious. I like that it’s easy to do. I will definitely try this.

  • Reply Cherri Megasko Sep 5, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Wow! I am a soup connoisseur and this looks absolutely fantastic. My mouth is watering!

  • Reply Julia Sep 5, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Wow that looks super yummy!

  • Reply Joely Smith Sep 6, 2015 at 12:43 am

    OMG! I used to buy a Progresso soup that was just like this! Granted this recipe is going to be a million times better but they stopped making that Progresso and I miss it! Totally bookmarking this to make! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  • Reply Kathy Ngo Sep 6, 2015 at 3:25 am

    These are the kind of things I wish I could cook. It would be something different and nice for my son. However, lemons are quite expensive here but I’m bookmarking this page for future reference.

  • Reply Ourfamilyworld Sep 6, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    That sounds delicious! I would love to try this.

  • Reply Bonnie G Sep 6, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    This recipe sounds like it’s great for the whole family. I will have to make this soon after I pick up some lemon juice.

  • Reply Ann Bacciaglia Sep 6, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    This looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to try this recipe. I love making soup when the weather gets colder.

  • Reply Lynndee Sep 6, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    What an interesting dish. I’ve never thought of a lemon chicken soup. I did make lemon chicken before but it was fried. :) That looks good!

  • Reply HilLesha Sep 6, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    Even though I don’t eat meat since I’m a vegetarian, I must admit that looks good! I know that my family would enjoy it.

  • Reply Debbie Denny Sep 6, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    Oh wow this does look so good. Love the lemon added to it.

  • Reply Shann Eva Sep 7, 2015 at 2:59 am

    Yum. This sounds really delicious. I love the idea of lemon in soup. Definitely going to make this one soon.

  • Reply Elizabeth O. Sep 7, 2015 at 9:20 am

    I just saw this in the grocery and wondered how I would prepare it. Well, now I know! Thanks for the recipe.

  • Reply victoria Sep 7, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Looks delicious! its a soup season. lately i would find an new soup recipe and i’m so glad you share it. can’t wait to try these thank you for the procedure

  • Reply Claudette Esterine Sep 7, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    This would be perfect for a day like the one we are having here – rainy! :)

  • Reply Bradley Finnearty Sep 7, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    This sounds like an absolutely yummy recipe. I am going to have to try it for sure.

  • Reply Rosey Sep 8, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    I like that the lemon’s in there. Citrus makes it light and tasty.

  • Reply Urvi Sep 10, 2015 at 5:08 am

    I would love to try vegetarian version of it. Looks yummy

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