Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

 Yesterday, I made this delicious recipe for Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup that I found on Laura's blog Tide & Thyme. I didn't get any pictures so I am posting one of hers.
Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup
source: Tide & Thyme

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

1 T. olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 carrots, peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch thick
1 celery stalk, thinly sliced
8 cups chicken stock or broth
Zest of 2 lemons
Juice of 2 lemons
1 bay leaf
1-1/2 cups orzo pasta
2 cups cooked shredded chicken
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves {I used about 1 T. parsley flakes}
Salt and pepper, to taste
In a large stockpot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, carrots, and celery and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
Add the chicken broth, lemon zest, lemon juice,and bay leaf and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook for 20 minutes.
Add the shredded chicken and orzo to the pot and cook for about 10 minutes, until the orzo is tender.
Discard the bay leaf and stir in the parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste before serving.

This soup was so tasty and everyone loved it! It will definitely be a recipe I will be making again!


Shanna Watson said...

I work with Laura's husband and she sends in goodies all the time! I have tried several of her recipes and they have all been great! My favorite is the Zucchini Spice Cupcakes :)

Susan said...

I will have to look that one up! I love her blog BTW!! :O)

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