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Chicken Orzo Soup

Katerina | Diethood
Flavorful broth, tender pasta, juicy shredded chicken, and a shot of lemon make this chicken orzo soup a cozy family favorite.
Servings : 12
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced
  • 2 carrots, thinly sliced
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 8 to 10 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ¾ cups uncooked orzo
  • 1 yellow squash, sliced into rounds and each round cut into fourths
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
  • Lemon wedges, for serving

Instructions
 

  • Heat oil and melt butter in a Dutch oven set over medium-high heat.
  • To the hot oil, add diced onion and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in sliced celery and carrots; season with salt and pepper, and continue to cook until tender, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Stir in garlic and cook for 15 seconds, or until fragrant.
  • Stir in the shredded chicken.
  • Add oregano, thyme, and rosemary; stir to combine.
  • Stir in the chicken broth and lemon juice. Add bay leaves.
  • Increase heat to high and bring to a boil.
  • Stir in orzo and sliced squash.
  • Lower heat to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes, or until orzo is tender.
  • Taste soup for salt and pepper; adjust accordingly.
  • Ladle soup into bowls.
  • Garnish with parsley and serve with lemon wedges.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 cup | Calories: 164 kcal | Carbohydrates: 13 g | Protein: 14 g | Fat: 7 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 29 mg | Sodium: 99 mg | Potassium: 369 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 2 g | Vitamin A: 1826 IU | Vitamin C: 9 mg | Calcium: 32 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Net Carbs: 12 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Keyword: chicken soup, chicken soup recipe