Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch chunks
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, diced
3 carrots, peeled and diced
2 stalks celery, diced
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
5 cups chicken stock
2 bay leaves
3/4 cup uncooked orzo pasta
1 sprig rosemary
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Directions

1 Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper, to taste. Add chicken to the stockpot and cook until golden, about 2-3 minutes; set aside.
2 Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the stockpot. Add garlic, onion, carrots and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in thyme until fragrant, about 1 minute.
3 Whisk in chicken stock, bay leaves and 1 cup water; bring to a boil. Stir in orzo, rosemary and chicken; reduce heat and simmer until orzo is tender, about 10-12 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and parsley; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
4 Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Information

Serving Size
Servings Per Container 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 300.8
Calories from Fat 106.2
Total Fat 11.8g
Saturated Fat 2.6g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 68.5mg
Sodium 377.8mg
Total Carbohydrate 23.7g
Dietary Fiber 1.8g
Sugars 6.5g
Protein 23.9g

SmartPoints value : 8

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