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The Lemon Chicken Soup Recipe You Have To Try This Season

November 1, 2021

Me? Cooking? How did this happen?

As the weather cools down, there are few things more comforting than a warm bowl of soup, so I found this yummy lemon chicken soup with orzo by Joy Bauer and decided to give it a try. When I was done, I felt like such a grown-up. Before this, I had never made soup in my life! This could be a thing. πŸ™‚

It was so delicious, healthy, comforting, and perfect for soup season…

Recipe by Joy Bauer


Olive oil spray
1Β finely diced yellow onion (about 1 cup)
4Β diced medium carrots (about 2 cups)
1Β teaspoonΒ of salt
1/4Β teaspoonΒ of freshly black pepper
3Β clovesΒ of minced garlic
1Β½Β teaspoonsΒ lemon zest
8Β cupsΒ of chicken broth
1Β cupΒ of orzo
2Β tablespoonsΒ of arrowroot flour/starch
1/4Β cupΒ of lemon juice
3Β cupsΒ of cooked, shredded chicken
1/4-1/2Β cupΒ of roughly chopped fresh dill (optional)

Follow along with Joy Bauer on the Today Show here.

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  1. Spray a large pot with olive oil spray.
  2. Warm pot over medium heat.
  3. Add in the onion, carrot, salt and black pepper
  4. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the veggies are softened.
  5. Add the garlic and lemon zest
  6. Cook for a minute, stirring often
  7. Add the chicken broth to the pot and increase the heat to high
  8. Bring the soup to a boil
  9. Add the orzo and reduce the heat to a simmer
  10. Continue to cook for about 6 minutes
  11. While that cooks, make the arrowroot slurry by adding the arrowroot flour and lemon juice to a small bowl and Whisk until smooth. Set aside until ready to use.
  12. When the orzo is done, mix in the shredded chicken and arrowroot-lemon juice slurry
  13. Allow that to thicken by simmering for 10-15 minutes
  14. Add salt, pepper, and fresh dill, if desired.
  15. Serve & enjoy!

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