Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup is excellent comfort food. Feeling under the weather? This is your cure-all.
I love letting my slow cooker make dinner for us. Especially on a busy days or days I don’t really want to spend hours in the kitchen. I also love the slow cooker because its essentially a one-pot meal which means very little clean up!
The day I made this Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup, it was unseasonably cold in Florida. It was 30 degrees, which means to us Floridians, we have no idea what to do. Frost was visible on the windshield and our winter garden was pretty much non-existent after a few days of cold winter weather. I knew I wanted to make a hearty soup that would warm our souls and cut the chill out of the air.
I always try to utilize ingredients I have on hand before heading out to buy more stuff from the store. This recipe for lemon chicken orzo soup is a perfect example of using up what I have on hand! I only used 2 boneless chicken breast that I had thawed from the freezer, fresh vegetables from the pantry, and chicken broth, orzo, and spices from the pantry!
Before I left for work I through the contents of the soup into a slower cooker and let it work its magic while I was working to pay the bills! To make the morning slow cooker prep go quicker you can always prep your veggies the night before and store them in a container in the refrigerator the night before.
I love making slow cooker recipes before work. Nothing is more satisfying than coming home after a long day at the office to a meal that is just about complete. That is the beauty of the slow cooker. Whether you are cooking a roast or a soup dinner is done with very little time spent preparing it and best of all minimal dishes to clean!