True Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

True Lemon chicken orzo soup in a blue bowl
Description

A simple and savory chicken soup, made with a light and refreshing True Lemon broth, orzo pasta, and vegetables.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 carrots, peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch thick
1 celery stalk, thinly sliced
8 cups of chicken broth
3 teaspoons from True Lemon shaker dissolved in 1/3 cup of water
1 bay leaf
1-1/2 cups orzo pasta
2 cups cooked shredded chicken
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions
  1. In a large stockpot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Sauté the onion, garlic, carrots, and celery until tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the chicken broth, True Lemon water, bay leaf, and bring to a boil.
  3. Add the orzo and cook, stirring occasionally, for 6 to 8 minutes, or until orzo is tender.
  4. Add the chicken and heat for about 5 minutes.
  5. Remove the pot from the heat. Discard the bay leaf and stir in the parsley.
  6. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Ladle the soup into bowls and serve warm.
Notes

A great shortcut for this recipe is to use shredded rotisserie chicken in this soup. This recipe serves 8.