It's throwback Thursday and today I'm sharing one of my absolute favorite soups Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup. I first made this recipe in September 2011 and today it has gotten a makeover - well, same recipe but new pictures...
I originally had this soup at a Panera restaurant - I fell in love but then sadly it was only a seasonal item so the search was on for a copycat recipe. Whew, luckily one was found that I think is pretty close and comes together very quickly.
If you've been following me for a bit, my photography has become an evolution. Here is the throwback picture....
And current shot.
Two years ago I received a Canon Rebel T3i as a Christmas gift (probably because I was doing a lot of whining). I read the manual, did a lot of research and just started snapping away. I learned about composition, lighting and minor editing which has helped. I'm definitely not an expert - it's still a work in progress but getting happier with my photos.
Hope you are staying warm. If not, give this soup a try!
Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup
You will love how lemony this soup is and perfect for a cold day!
- 8 cups chicken broth
- 8 oz. boneless chicken breast
- ½ cup chopped carrots (small pieces)
- 1 celery stalk sliced
- 2 tbls finely chopped onion
- ¼ cup chopped fresh spinach
- ¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 cup orzo
- 1 bay leave
- ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
- -lemon slices for garnish
- Place all of the ingredients (except lemon juice) in a large pot, bring to boil; reduce heat to low and cover and simmer 25 minutes – stirring occasionally
- Remove chicken from soup; shred into small pieces and return to pot. Add lemon juice and mix well. Discard bay leave
- Serve and top with a lemon slice if desired
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 113Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 957mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 12g
Nutritional information provided is computer-generated and only an estimate. You may want to do your own research with the ingredients listed if you have concerns about health or specific diets.
Another soup recipe you might like - Southwest Chicken Barley
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Just like my moms! This soup will cure anything!!!
This just might be dinner tonight! Looks delish.
Tina @ Tinas Chic Corner says
I crave soups this time of the year but this has to be the best of the best there is with soups...and I have never made it! I best get on it. Love your recipe to try. 🙂
Jodee Weiland says
This soup recipe looks wonderful. I love the use of lemon and have used them often in my own recipes. I love what it adds to the flavor of the soup, especially a chicken soup. I really like your use of orzo as well. Thanks for sharing your recipe!
Joan Defino says
Deb, This soup looks so good and refreshing. I love the orzo. Pinning this and thanks for sharing.
Love lemon chicken and this soup looks wonderful Deb! A big bowl of soup sounds perfect for these chillier months - can't wait to give this a try 🙂
Jennifer B. says
What a BEAUTIFUL soup, Deb! I absolutely love your photos and on this semi-chilly day in Tampa, I could go for a bowl of this. Pinned. 🙂
Carrie R says
This looks delicious, Deb! 🙂 Love chicken & lemon in soup! And throw in orzo? Yum!
Great soup recipe! Excellent pictures also! we have a long way to go ourselves with our pics!
Ann Jones says
Great looking soup! This looks likes something my family and I would love, especially with a great sandwich 🙂
Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says
Love this kind of soup! So warm and comforting 🙂
I am freezing right now, even though I'm in Florida...this soup would be perfect right about now. It's hard to believe something so delicious is so easy to make!
This looks so good! Will be pinning to make sometime soon:-)
Kim of Mo Betta says
I discovered this soup a few years ago and it's my favorite!!
cooking with curls says
Deb, this soup would be perfect on a cold night like tonight...Yum! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe with us at Best of the Weekend. 🙂
Tried this tonight - so yummy and such a great comfort food and a chilly night! Thanks for sharing.
Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says
Big yum to this! Thanks for posting this at the Saturday Night Fever link party. Hope to see you back on Saturday!
Diane Balch says
Just wanted you to know that your recipe is being featured this week on Foodie Friday. Stop by and get your button. I will be pinning and tweeting it this week.
Melanie @ Carmel Moments says
I love the new photo. It turned out awesome. This soup sounds amazing too. Sitting at Panera right now. Hmmm.....think I'll go home and try this. 🙂
Lizzy T says
What a gorgeous, comforting looking soup! So pretty!
Cathy Trochelman says
This soup looks so delicious, Deb. It's COLD here and I could go for a big bowl of it!