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Lemon Garlic Chicken Orzo Soup

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Serves 6

  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken cubed
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 white onion diced
  • 4 carrots diced
  • 2 celery ribs diced
  • ½  tsp dried thyme
  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • ¾  cup uncooked gluten-free orzo pasta
  • 1 lemon juiced and zested
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

In a large soup pot, heat 1 Tbsp oil over medium heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Add the chicken to the pot and cook until golden brown on all sides, about 2-3 minutes, and set aside. Pour the remaining oil into the pot with carrots, onions, celery, and garlic. Cook for about 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Next, add the thyme and cook for an additional minute or until fragrant. 

Whisk in the chicken stock, bay leaves, and one cup of water. Bring soup to a boil and stir in the orzo, rosemary, and chicken. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for about 10-12 minutes until tender. Stir in remaining ingredients, seasoning with salt and pepper as needed. Serve while hot.

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