Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

This quick and easy chicken soup is a great way to use up leftover chicken and get dinner on the table in no time.

  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 cup carrot, chopped
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • ⅓ cup orzo
  • 2 Tbsp. parsley, chopped
  1. In a 3-quart sauce pan over medium heat melt butter. Add onion, celery, carrots, salt and pepper; sauté 3-5 minutes until fragrant.
  2. Add chicken broth, chicken, lemon juice and zest bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Add orzo and cook 9-10 minutes until pasta is done and vegetable are tender. Stir in parsley; adjust seasoning to taste. Refrigerate leftovers.

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