Soup is a comfort food for The Hubby and I try to have it for him as often as possible…but in Half Baked Land it is already getting warm outside so I am not in much of a soup mood, until I remembered a recipe I have been waiting to make all winter…Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup.
When I first came across this recipe it was late summer/early fall so I decided to put it on the back burner until spring rolled back around and finally it is here…and it is finally time for this soup!! It is a very hearty soup, while still being light with a perfect hint of lemon making it perfect for all that Spring is bringing.
To make this soup perfect I started with some old favorites…carrots, onions, celery and of course garlic. Allowing them to cook and just begin to soften before adding in the herbs and orzo really adds a nice layer of flavor and complexity, then once the chicken stock, chicken & lemon (along everything else) is added it comes together super quick with so much flavor people will think it took you all day to cook. Now if you have some different herbs please feel free to use whatever your have on hand (or prefer)…that really is up to you. You could also use rice or even noodles in this recipe, but I just love the orzo.