This delectable lemon chicken orzo soup recipe is the perfect alternative to the traditional chicken soups that you’re probably used to enjoying. Bursting with chicken, orzo, kale and a twist of lemon, this quick and easy recipe is guaranteed to warm your soul on a chilly day.

Servings: 6


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrots, shredded
  • 12 cups chicken stock or broth
  • 3 cups chicken, chopped
  • 2 cups kale, ribs removed and leaves finely chopped
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 slices of lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Step 1: Sauté chopped onion in olive oil until translucent, about 2-3 minutes.

Step 2: Add carrots to onion and sauté another minute.

Step 3: Add stock or broth to onions and carrots and bring to a boil.

Step 4: Lower heat to medium, and add orzo.

Step 5: After 6 minutes, add chopped chicken and kale, cook for 1-2 minutes more.

Step 6: Remove from heat, stir in lemon juice and add lemon slices to soup. Discard lemon slices before storing leftover soup (if left in, the soup will get bitter).

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