Food,  Lifestyle

Lemon Chicken Soup With Orzo

Over the weekend, I made lemon chicken soup with orzo and I decided to share the recipe with you guys! I post a lot about food and to be honest, I enjoy creating and sharing recipes with others. I think the most common question I get asked nowadays is, “what’s the recipe?” ha! So, I decided, that I’m going to start sharing more recipes on here. Some of the recipes will be ones that I created and some will be recipes I found online and like. The recipe I will be sharing today was created by Lindsay from Pinch of Yum.

Below are some pictures of the ingredients, preparation, and the final meal!

I always lay out all my ingredients before I begin. I learned to do this while I was taking culinary classes. It helps make the cooking process go quicker… or at least I would like to think it does. 😉

I don’t mind chopping veggies but onions and garlic are my least favorite to chop. The onions because I always end up crying and the garlic because it takes a while to mince. I have purchased pre-minced garlic before but there is just something about fresh garlic that I can’t get over. So, I am definitely adding a garlic press to my Amazon list! haha

Someone gave me these eggs a few days ago and I can’t explain how much I enjoy having fresh eggs on hand. I keep joking with Kendall that we need to get chickens someday, I think they would be a great investment. Especially since we eat so many eggs. We don’t really have a place for chickens at this point, but maybe someday we will!

Here is the brand of orzo pasta that I used, although I made this recipe one other time and used arborio rice and I might have liked it even better. So, if you don’t have orzo on hand, rice works well too!

The final step, adding in the spinach. I really like adding spinach into sauces, smoothies, and soups because it adds extra nutrients and you don’t even taste it! I made a goal last year to eat more greens with every meal and this has been a great way to sneak them in. 😉

Dumping all of the spinach in. I only let it cook for about a minute or two after I add the spinach.

There you have it! This soup really is a must-try if you are looking for something that is healthy, yet hearty. It is also super easy to make if you use a rotisserie chicken because that cuts down on the cooking time! Anyway, I hope you give it a try and keep your eye out for more recipes coming soon. I am working on deciding what recipes I should share on here but if you have any recipes you would like to see, just let me know! 🙂


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3-5 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8-10 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 1 cup Delallo pasta or arborio rice
  • 3-4 cups cooked chicken (I used rotisserie chicken)
  • 3 eggs
  • juice of 2-3 lemons
  • a cup or two of spinach
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • lots of pepper


  1. Base: Heat large soup pot over medium heat. Add the olive oil (1 TB). Add the carrots, onion, and garlic. Saute until fragrant and tender, about 10 minutes.
  2. Orzo or Arborio Rice: Add the broth and bring to a simmer. Add the orzo or rice (1 cup) and cook for a few minutes until softened. Stir in the chicken and remove from heat.
  3. Eggs: Whisk the eggs and lemon juice together in a small bowl. Add a cup of the soup into the egg/lemon mixture, then slowly starting adding to the soup in the pot. You want to go slow so the eggs don’t become scrambled.
  4. Final touches: Finish by stirring in your spinach, salt, and pepper.

Enjoy! 🙂