easy Greek Lemon Chicken orzo soup

Light Greek Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup


A lighter and quick version of Greek Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup using rotisserie chicken, chicken broth, fresh herbs and lemon with orzo.



  • 4 cups of rotisserie chicken or 3 chicken breast cooked and diced.
  • 2 32 oz. boxes of chicken broth
  • 3 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 34 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups orzo pasta
  • 1 TBS ground thyme
  • 1 TBS salt
  • 1 TBS pepper
  • Juice and zest from 1 large lemon or 2 small lemons


  1. In a large soup pot, heat olive oil on medium high.
  2. Add carrots and celery and cook for 5 minutes on medium.
  3. Add chicken broth.
  4. Add ground thyme, salt and pepper.
  5. Add chicken and fresh thyme.
  6. Bring to boil.
  7. Add orzo and cook for 7-10 minutes until pasta is cooked.
  8. Add lemon zest and juice.
  9. Serve with a slice of lemon.