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Gluten Free Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup - This is such a yummy twist on chicken noodle soup!

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Yield: 4-6 1x


  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 23 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 medium carrots, sliced
  • 6c chicken broth
  • 2c water
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 12c cooked chicken, shredded or cubed
  • 1c orzo, uncooked
  • 2c fresh spinach, torn or minced
  • 24Tbsp fresh basil, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • olive oil


  1. In a large Dutch oven or soup pot, heat about 1 Tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and carrot and cook until translucent and tender. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more.
  2. Add chicken broth, water, and lemon juice.
  3. Add chicken and orzo.
  4. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook until orzo is tender, about 10-15 minutes. Stir in spinach and basil.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.