When you’re craving comforting soup but want something other than your usual chicken noodle, this nourishing spinach-orzo chicken soup is a delicious alternative. Using only whole-food ingredients, you’ll fill up with nutrients from chicken, carrots, spinach and herbs. Plus, lemon brings a refreshing brightness to the comfort-food game. Imagine getting a warm hug and the sun breaks through the clouds – this soup is that cheery!
Lemony Chicken & Spinach Orzo Soup (Gluten-Free)
- 3 Tbsp. unsalted grass-fed butter
- 1-½ cups carrots peeled and diced
- 1-½ cups celery diced
- ½ cup onion diced
- 1 tsp. Himalayan salt
- ½ tsp. black pepper
- 1 tsp. minced garlic
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 2 large lemons juiced
- 1-½ cups cooked chicken shredded or chopped
- 1-½ cups cooked gluten-free orzo
- 4 cups fresh spinach chopped
- 3 Tbsp. fresh parsley chopped
In large stockpot, melt butter over medium heat. Add carrots, celery, onion, salt and pepper and sauté until tender, about 12-15 minutes.
Add garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes.
Add chicken broth, chicken, orzo and lemon juice.
Turn heat to medium-low and slow-simmer for 15 minutes.
Add spinach and parsley. Cook about 5 minutes until spinach wilts.