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Lemony Chicken and Orzo Soup

Lemony Chicken and Orzo Soup is a healthy, light and fresh soup that is ready in 20 minutes.  Loaded with sauteed vegetables, herbs, gluten free orzo pasta and shredded chicken makes this soup wholesome, satisfying and delicious. Gluten free, dairy free, and soy free.

Lemony Chicken and Orzo Soup is a healthy, light and fresh soup that is ready in 30 minutes | ahealthylifeforme.com

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

By the time you read this, I will be on the beach celebrating my anniversary with the husband.  And oh man, I’ve been looking forward to this trip for weeks!  We have tried to take an anniversary trip since our boys were grown, usually a quick jaunt somewhere where there is plenty of sun, sand and nothing to do. Just spend the time relaxing by the ocean, sleeping in, a few runs along the beach and lots of delicious dinners out.

“Ultimate comfort”, as my husband, would call it.

Well on that note, I thought I would share  an ultimate comfort food recipe for the week while I’m away. As the weather is getting chillier, and everyone is hankering for a warm meal, it seemed only appropriate to share a twist on the classic chicken soup.

 

Lemony Chicken and Orzo Soup is a healthy, light and fresh soup that is ready in 30 minutes | ahealthylifeforme.com

This soup uses a rotisserie chicken so it is ready in 20 minutes.  I used a gluten free orzo pasta, which held together wonderfully as well as some fresh squeezed lemon juice, baby Bella mushrooms, carrots, and herbs.

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Lemony Chicken and Orzo Soup

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Lemony Chicken and Orzo Soup is a healthy, light and fresh soup that is ready in 20 minutes. Loaded with sauteed vegetables, herbs, gluten free orzo pasta and shredded chicken makes this soup wholesome, satisfying and delicious. Gluten free, dairy free, and soy free.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces gluten free orzo pasta
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 celery stalks trimmed and diced {1 cup}
  • 2 carrots peeled and diced {1 cup}
  • 1 large garlic clove minced {1 tablespoon}
  • 4 ounces baby bella mushrooms stemmed removed and sliced {about 8-9 mushrooms}
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 rotissaire chicken shredded [skin discarded}
  • 1 organic lemon zested and juiced

Instructions

  • Cook orzo according to package directions, drain and set aside.
  • While orzo is cooking in a large pot or dutch oven over medium high heat melt coconut oil. Add celery, carrots and garlic and cook until tender 3-4 minutes.
  • Add chicken broth, water, bay leaves, italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Bring to low boil, increase heat if needed. Cover and reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove lid, stir in chicken, mushrooms. lemon zest, lemon juice and orzo pasta,
  • Taste and season with salt and pepper to your liking.
  • Discard bay leaves and serve.

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LEMONY CHICKEN AND ORZO SOUP RECIPE | AHEALTHYLIFEFORME.COM

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