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Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 386.24 kcal


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small white onion chopped
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 8 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary
  • 1 can cannellini beans drained
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup cooked pulled chicken
  • handful spinach
  • Italian parsley basil, or rosemary for topping


  • Heat olive oil in a soup pot on medium heat. Add onion, carrots, and celery to the pan. Cook for 5 minutes or until the veggies start to soften.
  • Add broth, pepper, garlic powder, and rosemary. Let simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add the orzo and cannellini beans. Cook for 8 minutes or until the orzo is done to your liking.
  • Finally, add the lemon juice, chicken, and spinach. Let cook for a few minutes until the spinach is wilted.
  • Serve with fresh rosemary, Italian parsley, or basil.