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Lemon Chicken Soup with Orzo

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Easy and really tasty, this is homemade soup perfect for a cold, wintery weeknight.

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Ingredients

8 cups chicken broth

1 1/2 cups shredded chicken

1 stalk of celery, thinly sliced

1 small onion, diced

2 carrots, thinly sliced

2 cloves of garlic – pressed

1 tsp dried Italian herb blend

zest and juice of one lemon

1 cup orzo dry pasta

2 cups spinach (I use baby spinach) cut into thin ribbons

salt

pepper

1/2 tsp turmeric

Instructions

Bring the chicken broth to a boil.

Reduce to simmer and add chicken, onions, celery, carrots, garlic, Italian herb, turmeric, the lemon zest.

Simmer for 5 min then add the orzo.

Simmer for 10 min, until the orzo is cooked.

Turn off the heat and add the spinach. Stir in the lemon juice. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve

Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.