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instant pot lemon chicken orzo soup in a bowl with lemon slices
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Instant Pot Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

homemade Instant Pot Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup is loaded with chicken, carrots, pasta and lemon and is made in the pressure cooker for a quick and easy dinner. It's comfort food in a bowl!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken soup, instant pot lemon chicken orzo soup, pressure cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
pressure time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 109kcal
Author Dee
Cost $5

Ingredients

  • 3 small boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon herbes de Provence seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced baby carrots
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped, plus celery leaves
  • 32 ounces low sodium chicken broth 1 large carton
  • 1 large lemon, juice of, plus zest
  • 1 cup orzo pasta, uncooked

Instructions

  • Add the chicken to the inner pot, then season with next 5 ingredients
  • Add the onion, carrots, celery and carrots
  • Pour in the chicken broth, then add the lemon juice and zest
  • Cover, turn valve to SEALING position, then hit PRESSURE COOK for 10 minutes
  • When pot beeps, allow a 5 to 10 minute natural release, then do a gradual quick release, and remove lid when pin drops
  • Remove chicken, hit CANCEL, then hit SAUTE and add orzo pasta. Cook until pasta is tender or done to your liking
  • Meanwhile, cut chicken into large pieces, and return to pot
  • Serve when pasta is done cooking, and garnish with extra lemon slices and fresh parsley, if desired

Notes

Optional -- add cooked pasta when serving. Orzo sucks up a lot of broth, and leftovers turn to mostly chicken and orzo with very little broth left.

Nutrition

Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 282mg | Potassium: 223mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 61IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg