Simple Crockpot Chicken Orzo Lemon Soup
Any day is a good day for this simple and delicious crockpot Chicken Orzo Lemon Soup! Fresh and healthy ingredients make this soup a healthy choice for lunch or dinner.
Skip the canned soups for good and make this budget-friendly tasty soup that is high on nutrients and low on sodium and unwanted ingredients.
During the summer months when it’s too hot to cook, toss a few ingredients into your crockpot and have a simple nourishing dinner of a bowl of soup served with a healthy tossed salad.
This is also a great way to use up and enjoy some of that fresh garden zucchini!
Simple and Delicious Soup that is perfect for lunch or dinner.
- 1 lb. boneless chicken breasts
- 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
- 8 cups chicken broth, divided (low sodium)
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine
- 3/4 cup orzo pasta
- 1 small lemon
- 2 cups shredded zucchini (about 1 small)
- 1 cup diced carrots (about 2 carrots)
- 2 teaspoons chicken soup base
- 2 teaspoons grated onion
- 1 cup kale, chopped fine
- salt & pepper, to taste
Add everything to your crockpot with the exception of 2 cups of the chicken broth and the orzo pasta.
Cook on high for 2 hours. After 2 hours, remove the chicken and shred or cut into tiny pieces.
Place the chicken back into the crockpot along with the orzo pasta. Stir to combine.
Cover and cook for about 30-45 additional minutes. Add the juice from 1/2 of the lemon. Taste and add more lemon as needed.
*** Use the 2 extra cups of chicken broth if the soup gets too thick. This soup has lots of veggies plus pasta to absorb the broth. Just add additional broth as needed.
Only fresh ingredients go into this healthy chicken with orzo and lemon soup. Quality chicken, kale, zucchini and carrots turn an ordinary soup into something fortifying.
Lots of vegetables makes this soup nutritious as well as super-delicious.