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One-Pot Lemon Chicken & Orzo Soup

Quick & Easy One-Pot Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup Recipe

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Soup’s on!

Soup season, that is.

And yet, we’re still not quite ready to let go of summer.

Which is why this soup is so perfect, with a hint of tangy lemon that invokes feelings of a tall glass of lemonade by the poolside, while at the same time warming the heart and stomach from the inside out (like any good chicken noodle soup should do).

Weeknight dinner recipe: One-Pot Lemon Chicken Soup with Orzo

We’ve been working on expanding our repertoire of quick and easy weeknight meals, because, let’s be honest, that complicated four-part recipe might be super impressive when you have dinner guests, but who has time for that during the week? I know I certainly don’t.

That’s why this recipe, made with Kitchen Basics’ brand new Organic Chicken Stock is simply perfection. It’s flavorful, hearty, and filling, and not to bad for you to boot. But the best part of this recipe? It comes together in under 45 minutes (less if you’ve got mad knife skills) and only uses one pot.

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