Parmesan Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

Lemon Parmesan Chicken Noodle Soup

  • Author: Seasoned Sprinkles
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Lemon and parmesan cheese add bright flavor to this comforting, easy to make lemon Parmesan chicken noodle soup.



  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 1 medium sized sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 cup of chopped carrots (23 large carrots)
  • 1 cup of chopped celery (2 stalks of celery)
  • 4 cloves of garlic, pressed
  • 2 chicken breasts, chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 cups of reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup of dry orzo
  • the juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 cup of Parmesan cheese


  1. Heat olive oil in a medium stock pot over medium heat. When oil is hot, add onions, carrots, celery, and garlic. Cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring regularly. Add chicken and season with salt, pepper, and thyme. Cook for an additional 3-5 minutes or until chicken starts to brown. Add the chicken broth. Bring to a simmer. Add orzo and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and Parmesan cheese. Serve hot. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.


  • Serving Size: 1 serving