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Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

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4.67 from 6 votes

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Course Dinner
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 409kcal


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups carrots sliced
  • 2 cups celery diced
  • 1 cup yellow onion diced
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo
  • 1 pound cooked chicken diced
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • Melt butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add carrots, celery and onion and sauté for 5 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for an additional minute.
  • Sprinkle flour on top of vegetables and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until flour begins to turn golden brown.
  • Stir in chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer for 15 minutes. Add orzo and cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently to make sure it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot.
  • Add cooked chicken, lemon juice, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper and let simmer for a few minutes, until heated through, and serve.


MFP: MFF Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup
April 2022


Serving: 12.1ounces | Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 46.1g | Protein: 30.9g | Fat: 11.2g

9 thoughts on “Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

  1. Next time add only half of the Lemon juice called for.

  2. Delicious!

  3. Love this!!!

  4. Hubby says this is the best soup he has *ever* had

  5. 5 stars
    So good!

  6. 5 stars
    So tasty. I used chicken tenderloin and it shredded nicely in this.

  7. 5 stars
    So yummy! It’s a thicker soup which I love

  8. 5 stars
    So delicious! Follow the recipe exactly and it’ll thicken up nicely. 🙂 Surprisingly super filling! My husband and I could only eat one bowl. Can’t wait to eat leftovers tomorrow. 😋

  9. 3 stars
    I didn’t love this one. It just wasn’t very flavorful.

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