Lemony Chicken & Spinach Orzo Soup (Gluten-Free)

Nicolette Stramara

by | Updated: February 2nd, 2021

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!


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Lemony Chicken & Spinach Orzo Soup (Gluten-Free)

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 180 kcal
Author Nicolette


  • 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


  1. In large stockpot, melt butter over medium heat. Add carrots, celery, onion, salt and pepper and sauté until tender, about 12-15 minutes.
  2. Add garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add chicken broth, chicken, orzo and lemon juice.
  4. Turn heat to medium-low and slow-simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Add spinach and parsley. Cook about 5 minutes until spinach wilts.

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Nutrition Facts
Lemony Chicken & Spinach Orzo Soup (Gluten-Free)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 991mg41%
Potassium 517mg15%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 6129IU123%
Vitamin C 41mg50%
Calcium 67mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.