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Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

This Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup makes a delicious and hearty dinner! Made in less than 30 minutes and will be a new family favorite recipe!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings


  • 2 cups celery; chopped
  • 2 cups carrots; peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion; chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. Mazola® Corn Oil
  • 3 cloves garlic; minced
  • 2 Tbsp. All-purpose flour
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 whole rotisserie chicken; shredded (about 3 cups)
  • 1 1/4 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. fresh parsley; chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large soup pot or Dutch oven, sauté celery, carrots and onion in with the Mazola® Corn Oil over medium-high heat until softened, about 6 minutes.
  • Add in the garlic, stir and cook for another minute. Add the flour and stir until thickened, about a minute.
  • Pour in the chicken broth, Italian seasoning and chicken. Mix and let soup simmer for 10 minutes. 
  • Add the orzo pasta and let cook for 8 minutes or until the orzo is cooked through. Season with salt and pepper as needed. Add in lemon juice, parsley, stir and serve.